Essays

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  1. Book ImageThe Norton Sampler: Short Essays for Composition

    Thomas Cooley

    Ninth Edition

    Short essays with just enough writing instruction.More

  2. Book ImageMorningstar: Growing Up with Books

    Ann Hood

    A memoir about the magic and inspiration of books from a beloved and best-selling author.More

  3. Book ImageDouble Bind: Women on Ambition

    Robin Romm

    Breaking the last feminist taboo--once and for all.More

  4. Book ImageAn Essay on the Principle of Population

    Thomas Robert Malthus, Joyce E. Chaplin

    The world’s population is now 7.4 billion people, placing ever greater demands on our natural resources. As we stand witness to a possible reversal of modernity’s positive trends, Malthus’s pessimism is worth full reconsideration.More

  5. Book ImageKnitting Pearls: Writers Writing About Knitting

    Ann Hood

    “Engaging . . . tangled stories of family relationships, expectations and traditions . . . compelling, regardless of the reader’s experience with the craft.”—Portland Press HeraldMore

  6. Book ImageLove and Ruin: Tales of Obsession, Danger, and Heartbreak from The Atavist Magazine

    Evan Ratliff, Susan Orlean

    Extraordinary stories of crime, passion, and adventure from The Atavist magazine, the trailblazing leader in longform narrative writing.More

  7. Book ImageSor Juana Inés de la Cruz: Selected Works

    Juana Inés de la Cruz, Edith Grossman, Anna More

    A wealth of background and analytical material makes Sor Juana's proto-feminist writings, newly translated, all the more compelling.More

  8. Book ImageThe Norton Reader

    Melissa Goldthwaite, Joseph Bizup, John Brereton, Et Al.

    Fourteenth High School Edition

    The classic reader that has introduced millions of students to the essay as a genre.More

  9. Book ImageBrief Encounters: A Collection of Contemporary Nonfiction

    Judith Kitchen, Dinah Lenney

    The best of short literary memoirs, essays, and reflections, many of which were written expressly for this collection. Also availableMore

  10. Book ImageThe Seagull Reader: Essays

    Joseph Kelly

    Third Edition

    Norton quality at the most affordable price.More

  11. Book ImageMarie de France: Poetry

    Marie de France, Dorothy Gilbert

    Marie de France’s beautiful poems of courtly love, enchantment, and mystery are now available in a Norton Critical Edition.More

  12. Book ImageInternal Medicine: A Doctor's Stories

    Terrence Holt

    “Illuminates human fragility in tales both lyrical and soul-wrenching.” —Danielle Ofri, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  13. Book ImageThe Duchess of Malfi

    John Webster, Michael Neill

    The great English Renaissance tragedy—violent, powerful, unforgettable—in a freshly edited and annotated student edition.More

  14. Book ImageThe Secret Sharer and Other Stories

    Joseph Conrad, John G. Peters

    This Norton Critical Edition includes four stories—two set on stormy seas, two on calm seas, all four based on the same incident—that speak to each other in interesting ways.More

  15. Book ImagePreparing the Ghost: An Essay Concerning the Giant Squid and Its First Photographer

    Matthew Gavin Frank

    Memory, mythology, and obsession collide in this “slyly charming” (New York Times Book Review) account of the giant squid.More

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