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McGuffey's Sixth Eclectic Reader (Classic Reprint)

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    William Holmes McGuffey (Author)

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In the Sixth Reader, the general plan of the revision of McGuffey's Series has been carefully carried out to completion.

That plan has been to retain, throughout, those characteristic features of McGuffey's Readers, which have made the series so popular, and caused their wide-spread use throughout the schools of the country. At the same time, the books have been enlarged: old pieces have been exchanged for new wherever the advantage was manifest: and several new features have been incorporated, which it is thought will add largely to the value of the series.

In the revision of the Sixth Reader, the introductory matter has been retained with but little change, and it will be found very valuable for elocutionary drill. In the preparation of this portion of the work, free use was made of the writings of standard authors upon Elocution, such as Walker, McCulloch, Sheridan Knowles, Ewing, Pinnock, Scott, Bell, Graham, Mylins, Wood, Rush, and many others.

In making up the Selections for Reading, great care and deliberation have been exercised. The best pieces of the old book are retained in the Revised Sixth, and to these have been added a long list of selections from the best English and American literature. Upwards of one hundred leading authors are represented (see 'Alphabetical List of Authors,' page ix), and thus a wide range of specimens of the best style has been secured. Close scrutiny revealed the fact that many popular selections, common to several series of Readers, had been largely adapted, but in McGuffey's Revised Readers, wherever it was possible to do so, the selections have been compared, and made to conform strictly with the originals as they appear in the latest editions authorized by the several writers.

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