Norton Classics

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  1. Book Image“Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!”: Adventures of a Curious Character

    Richard P. Feynman, Ralph Leighton

    A New York Times bestseller—the outrageous exploits of one of this century's greatest scientific minds and a legendary American original.

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  2. Book ImageRedesigning the American Dream: The Future of Housing, Work and Family Life

    Dolores Hayden

    Winner of the National Endowment for the Arts Award for Excellence in Design Research, the Paul Davidoff Award for an Outstanding Book in Urban Planning, the Vesta Award for Feminist Scholarship in the Arts, and an ALA Notable Book Award: a provocative critique of how American housing patterns impact private and public life.More

  3. Book ImageThe Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry

    Jahan Ramazani, Richard Ellmann, Robert O'Clair

    Third Edition

    A new edition of the acclaimed anthology—the most comprehensive collection of twentieth-century poetry in English available.More

  4. Book ImageRobert Moses and the Modern City: The Transformation of New York

    Hilary Ballon, Kenneth T. Jackson

    A fresh look at the greatest builder in the history of New York City and one of its most controversial figures.More

  5. Book ImageA Field Guide to Sprawl

    Dolores Hayden, Jim Wark

    A visual lexicon of the colorful slang, from alligator investment to zoomburb, that defines sprawl in America.More

  6. Book ImageThe Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory

    Brian Greene

    A new edition of the New York Times bestseller—now a three-part Nova special: a fascinating and thought-provoking journey through the mysteries of space, time, and matter.More

  7. Book ImageCivilization and Its Discontents

    Sigmund Freud, Christopher Hitchens, James Strachey, Et Al.

    Freud’s seminal volume of twentieth-century cultural thought grounded in psychoanalytic theory, now with a new introduction by Christopher Hitchens.More

  8. Book ImageThe Norton Shakespeare: Based on the Oxford Edition

    Stephen Greenblatt, Walter Cohen, Jean E. Howard, Et Al.

    Second Edition

    Upon publication in 1997, The Norton Shakespeare set a new standard for teaching editions of Shakespeare's complete works.More

  9. Book ImageThe History of Love: A Novel

    Nicole Krauss

    ONE OF THE MOST LOVED NOVELS OF THE DECADE.

    A long-lost book reappears, mysteriously connecting an old man searching for his son and a girl seeking a cure for her widowed mother's loneliness.More

  10. Book ImageThe Norton Anthology of American Literature

    Nina Baym, Wayne Franklin, Philip F. Gura, Et Al.

    Seventh Edition

    Firmly grounded in the core strengths that have made it the best-selling undergraduate survey in the field, The Norton Anthology of American Literature has been revitalized in this Seventh Edition through the collaboration between three new period editors and five seasoned ones.More

  11. Book ImageThe Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea

    Sebastian Junger

    "There is nothing imaginary about Junger's book; it is all terrifyingly, awesomely real." —Los Angeles TimesMore

  12. Book ImageFight Club: A Novel

    Chuck Palahniuk

    The first rule about fight club is you don't talk about fight club.More

  13. Book ImageGuns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

    Jared Diamond

    "Fascinating.... Lays a foundation for understanding human history."—Bill GatesMore

  14. Book ImageThe Culture of Narcissism: American Life in an Age of Diminishing Expectations

    Christopher Lasch

    When The Culture of Narcissism was first published, it was clear that Christopher Lasch had identified something important: what was happening to American society in the wake of the decline of the family over the last century.More

  15. Book ImageThe Norton Reader: An Anthology of Nonfiction

    Linda Peterson, John Brereton

    Twelfth Edition

    Read by millions of students since it was first published in 1965, The Norton Reader is the bestselling collection of its kind.More

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