Algebra, Second Edition, by Michael Artin, provides comprehensive coverage at the level of an honors-undergraduate or introductory-graduate course. The second edition of this classic text incorporates twenty years of feedback plus the author's own teaching experience. This book discusses concrete topics of algebra in greater detail than others, preparing readers for the more abstract concepts; linear algebra is tightly integrated throughout.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - rwturner - LibraryThing
This is a really fantastic introduction to algebra. The author asks a bit more of the reader than some other books at this level, but that's for the best. To paraphrase one of my professors, this is "the mathematician's introductory algebra textbook." Read full review