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I have just finished the book "C C Pinter - A Book of Abstract Algebra". My aim is to reach to the level of the book "T W Hungerford - Algebra". Hungerford's book is not only too advanced to study after Pinter's, but also I don't think that it is a readable book at all for a self-learner like me. Please someone tell me a book for abstract algebra more advanced than Pinter's book but readable esp. for self-learning . Thanks a lot.

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    $\begingroup$ You might want to try Dummit and Foote. It covers [roughly] the same material as Hungerford (a phenomenal text, BTW), but is about 3 times bigger, i.e. it is much more "wordy." $\endgroup$ – rnrstopstraffic Mar 14 '15 at 8:03
  • $\begingroup$ It seems exactly what I was looking for. However, I need to study to see it; and thank you so much. $\endgroup$ – L.G. Mar 14 '15 at 8:39
  • $\begingroup$ I concur in your judgement of Tom’s graduate-level book: it’s a fine reference book but a lousy text. $\endgroup$ – Brian M. Scott Mar 14 '15 at 23:15
  • $\begingroup$ @rnrstopstraffic I studied the book Dummit and Foote you suggested. It's a brilliant text. Thank you very much. If you move your comment to answer I will 'accept' it. $\endgroup$ – L.G. May 30 '15 at 0:22
  • $\begingroup$ @AlphaE I'm glad that worked out for you. $\endgroup$ – rnrstopstraffic Jun 6 '15 at 7:29
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You might want to try Dummit and Foote. It covers [roughly] the same material as Hungerford (a phenomenal text, BTW), but is about 3 times bigger, i.e. it is much more "wordy."

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A very good book would be J. B. Fraleigh's A First Course in Abstract Algebra. It contains very good exercises and the concepts are clearly explained

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