Patricia Meyer Spacks

Patricia Meyer Spacks, Ph.D. Berkeley, is Edgar F. Shannon Professor of English at the University of Virginia. Her publications include An Argument of Images: The Poetry of Alexander Pope; The Female Imagination; The Adolescent Idea: Myths of Youth and the Adult Imagination; Desire and Truth: Functions of Plot in Eighteenth-Century English Novels; and Boredom: The Literary History of a State of Mind.

Books by Patricia Meyer Spacks

  1. Book CoverThe Norton Anthology of Western Literature

    Eighth Edition / Volume(s): 1

    Read by millions of students over seven editions, The Norton Anthology of Western Literature remains the most trusted undergraduate survey of Western literature available and one of the most successful college texts ever published.More

  2. Book CoverThe Norton Anthology of World Literature

    Shorter Second Edition / Volume(s): 1 & 2

    A compact and portable version of the best-selling and most-trusted world literature anthology, The Norton Anthology of World Literature, Shorter Second Edition, is a rich and teachable selection of the world’s literature, in generous portions and the best translations available.More

  3. Book CoverThe Norton Anthology of World Literature

    Second Edition / Volume(s): Package 1: Vols. A, B, C

    Nine years ago, W. W. Norton changed the way world literature is taught by introducing The Norton Anthology of World Masterpieces, Expanded Edition.More

  4. Book CoverPersuasion

    Second Edition

    Jane Austen’s last complete novel is now available in a revised Norton Critical Edition. The volume emphasizes new trends in critical discourse, which have enormous importance for our understanding of Austen’s achievement.More