The Norton Reader
An Anthology of Nonfiction
The classic among essay readers.
The Norton Reader has introduced millions of writing students to the essay as a genre. First published in 1965, it is still the best-selling thematic reader—and the only thematic reader that also supports a genre-based approach. The Thirteenth Edition introduces a new generation of editors, almost 50 new essays, and a unique new website that allows readers to sort and search for readings by theme, genre, mode, keyword, and more.
- December 2011
- 6 × 9 in
/ 1280 pages
- Territory Rights: USA and Dependencies, Philippines and Canada.
Shorter Thirteenth Edition / Paperback
Endorsements & Reviews
“We chose The Norton Reader for the breadth and excellence of its readings—and for the way those readings foster critical thinking and thoughtful writing. It's a book that prompts both instructors and students to think about many of the most important questions being discussed across the academy today. And it gives our very diverse faculty plenty of choice at a reasonable price.” — Alan Ainsworth, Houston Community College
“Still sets the standard.” — Allston James, Monterey Peninsula College
“The depth, selection, and range of choices in The Norton Reader are exhilarating. I often feel like I am in a candy store and have to make very difficult choices from all the goodies.” — Linda Goldberg, Stevens Institute of Technology
The book that demystifies academic writing, teaching students to frame their arguments in the larger context of what else has been said about their topic–and providing templates to help them make the key rhetorical moves.More
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