The Bedford Reader
X. J. Kennedy, Dorothy Mintzlaff Kennedy, Jane E. Aaron
Alive with the inimitable Kennedy wit, wisdom, and grace, this is a reader that students truly enjoy reading. Since its first edition, The Bedford Reader has been distinguished by its well-chosen selections and lively instruction in reading and writing, demonstrating how methods of development help writers achieve their purposes. The eighth edition retains the trademark features -- such as writer's commentaries, an anthology of classic essays that combine the methods, and student casebooks on using the methods in practical situations -- that have made its predecessors a consistent favorite of both instructors and students. The eighth edition introduces an exciting new visual dimension by exploring the rhetoric of the visual -- how images reflect the methods, and how writers use them to respond to images.