World Literature

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  1. Book ImageThe Analects

    Confucius, Michael Nylan, Simon Leys

    “Leys has made Confucius speak English more persuasively than any translator to date. His achievement is one of simplicity. . . . Leys sees his task as making the Confucius of the Analects fully persuasive again. He does this brilliantly.”
    —Stephen Owen, The New Republic
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  2. Book ImageAnna Karenina

    Leo Tolstoy, George Gibian

    This Second Norton Critical Edition of Leo Tolstoy’s epic novel is again based on the Louise and Aylmer Maude translation (originally published in 1918; revised with notes in 1939), which has never been surpassed. This volume reprints the 1939 edition, which the editor has revised, making twenty-one textual changes and revising or adding forty-nine footnotes.More

  3. Book ImageAnne of Green Gables

    L. M. Montgomery, Mary Henley Rubio, Elizabeth Waterston

    Since its publication in 1908, Anne of Green Gables has been an enduring bestseller and arguably Canada’s most famous novel.More

  4. Book ImageAn Anthology of Chinese Literature: Beginnings to 1911

    Stephen Owen

    Hailed as a groundbreaking text in Chinese Studies, An Anthology of Chinese Literature brings together representative works from the first millenium B.C. to the end of the imperial system in 1911.More

  5. Book ImageAnton Chekhov's Selected Plays

    Anton Chekhov, Laurence Senelick

    Anton Chekhov revolutionized Russian theater through his inimitable portrayals of characters faced with complex moral dilemmas.More

  6. Book ImageAnton Chekhov's Selected Stories

    Anton Chekhov, Cathy Popkin

    Fifty-two stories spanning Chekhov’s career.More

  7. Book ImageThe Arabian Nights

    Husain Haddawy, Daniel Heller-Roazen, Muhsin Mahdi

    This Norton Critical Edition includes twenty-eight tales from The Arabian Nights translated by Husain Haddawy on the basis of the oldest existing Arabic manuscript.More

  8. Book ImageThe Book of the Courtier

    Baldesar Castiglione, Daniel Javitch, Charles S. Singleton

    The Book of the Courtier (1528) is a series of fictional conversations by courtiers of the Duke of Urbino that takes place in 1507, while Castiglione was himself attaché to the Duke.More

  9. Book ImageThe Brothers Karamazov

    Fyodor Dostoevsky, Susan McReynolds Oddo

    Second Edition

    The Second Edition of the Norton Critical Edition of The Brothers Karamazov is based on a significantly revised translation by Susan McReynolds.More

  10. Book ImageCandide

    Voltaire, Robert M. Adams

    Second Edition

    Robert M. Adams’s superlative revised translation of Candide provides the basis for this widely adopted Norton Critical Edition.More

  11. Book ImageThe Classic Fairy Tales

    Maria Tatar

    Fairy tales shape our cultures and enrich our imaginations; their narrative stability and cultural durability are incontestable.More

  12. Book ImageThe Communist Manifesto

    Karl Marx, Frederic L. Bender

    Second Edition

    Karl Marx’s 1848 text is reframed in this revised Norton Critical Edition in the context of twenty-first-century theoretical debates, capitalist globalization, the information technology revolution, and contemporary struggles up to and including the 2011 “Arab Spring.”More

  13. Book ImageThe Consolation of Philosophy

    Boethius, Douglas C. Langston

    One of the most influential texts to come out of the late Middle Ages.More

  14. Book ImageCrime and Punishment

    Fyodor Dostoevsky, George Gibian

    Third Edition

    Jessie Coulson’s translation provides the text for the Third Edition of this acclaimed Norton Critical Edition.More

  15. Book ImageDead Souls

    Nikolai Gogol, George Gibian

    Few literary works have been so variously interpreted as Nikolai Gogol’s enduring comic masterpiece, Dead Souls.More

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