The new edition of Barnet's Literature for Composition continues to offer superior coverage of reading, writing, and arguing about literature and a deep anthology of readings presented in Sylvan Barnet’s signature accessible style. A new chapter one gives students a crash course on writing an effective essay. Six new student essays provide helpful models of student writing on a wide array of topics with ninteen essays in all. Two timely thematic units have been added: –“The World Around Us” and “The Sporting Life." The new 2009 MLA guidelines are included in an appendix for guidance on writing papers.