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Norton Critical Editions

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  1. Book ImageThe Canterbury Tales: Seventeen Tales and the General Prologue

    Geoffrey Chaucer, V. A. Kolve, Glending Olson

    Paperback

    Third Edition

    “This book has been more helpful to the students—both the better ones and the lesser ones—than any other book I have ever used in any of my classes in my more than a quarter century of university teaching.”
    —RICHARD L. KIRKWOOD, University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire

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  2. Book ImageThe Rise of Silas Lapham

    William Dean Howells, Paul R. Petrie

    Paperback

    “I love teaching The Rise of Silas Lapham because it is a rich opportunity to examine humor, American Dream ideology, and realism (and sentimentalism) in American literature. It’s always worked well in my classes as a text that helps expand and clarify my students’ literary theoretical understanding of realism.”
    —GREGORY EISELEIN, Kansas State University

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  3. Book ImageThe Golden Age of Spanish Drama

    Barbara Fuchs, G.J. Racz

    Paperback

    “The comedia was the vibrant center of Spain’s Golden Age and this skillfully curated collection provides the reader with a superior introduction to its range and complexity. Gregary Racz’s delightful translations are complemented by Barbara Fuchs’ deep knowledge of the period to produce an essential primer for all students of early modern theater.” —ANNA MORE, University of Brasília

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  4. Book ImageAdrienne Rich: Poetry and Prose

    Adrienne Rich, Albert Gelpi, Barbara Charlesworth Gelpi, Et Al.

    Paperback

    Second Edition

    This absolutely exquisite selection of a major poet’s best poetry is a tribute to both her and the editors as well as a deep service to literate humanity.” —ALBERT WACHTEL, Pitzer College

    I do use your edition of Rich each time I teach my women writers course. It’s essential!” —JOELLEN DELUCIA, Central Michigan University

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  5. Book ImageA Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

    Mark Twain, Henry B. Wonham

    Paperback

    “An exciting new edition of a Twain text that raises important questions about modernity, technology, and progress. I especially welcome the inclusion of all of Dan Beard’s original illustrations.”
    —BEVERLY LYON CLARK, Wheaton College


    “Artfully designed to make Mark Twain’s ‘most conceptually ambitious and most wildly problematic novel’ accessible to today’s reader.”

    —THOMAS COOLEY, The Ohio State University

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  6. Book ImageA Midsummer Night's Dream

    William Shakespeare, Grace Ioppolo

    Paperback

    “In the pure poetry and intoxication of words, Shakespeare never rose higher than he rises in this play.” —G. K. ChestertonMore

  7. Book ImageOresteia

    Aeschylus, Joshua Billings, Oliver Taplin

    Paperback

    “This vivid and accessible translation captures the drama of Aeschylus’ poetry and the excitement of the action in performance.” —VICTORIA WOHL, University of Toronto

    “This critical edition provides a lavish and fulsome picture of ancient Greek tragedy’s most significant surviving document.” —JOHANNA HANINK, Brown University

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  8. Book ImageMedea

    Euripides, Sheila Murnaghan

    Paperback

    “A terrific new translation—Murnaghan’s Medea is both terrifying and sympathetic, an emotionally complex portrayal that leaves the reader no simple answers.” —Kirk Ormand, Oberlin College

    “This NCE will appeal to a wide range of teachers who are in search of an authoritative text of a play that is both highly provocative and in need of interpretive support.” —Michelle Zerba, Louisiana State University
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  9. Book ImagePoetics

    Aristotle, David Gorman, Michelle Zerba, Et Al.

    Paperback

    Additional information is forthcoming.

  10. Book ImagePoetics

    Aristotle, Michelle Zerba, David Gorman, Et Al.

    Ebook, Downloadable Version

    Additional information is forthcoming.

  11. Book ImageThe House of Mirth

    Edith Wharton, Elizabeth Ammons

    Paperback

    Second Edition

    “Professor Ammons’ excellent edition is essential for students interested in a contextualized approach to Wharton’s The House of Mirth.” —Andrew Kopec, Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne

    “A staple in my feminist theory and sex-gender courses, this novel provides endless opportunities for discussion of the situation of women, of performing ‘feminine,’ and of the insecurities and dangers for women in a society with limited economic possibilities. This is an excellent edition and I appreciate it.” —Paula Backscheider, Auburn University
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  12. Book ImageMoby-Dick

    Herman Melville, Hershel Parker

    Paperback

    Third Edition

    “One of the great strengths of this third edition is Hershel Parker’s inclusion of commentary on Moby-Dick from its publication in 1851 right into the 21st century to answer why Moby-Dick—boisterous, beautiful, filled with soaring language, forever questioning, and nearly 200 years old—is more popular than ever.” —MARY K. BERCAW EDWARDS, University of ConnecticutMore

  13. Book ImageAn Essay on the Principle of Population

    Thomas Robert Malthus, Joyce E. Chaplin

    Ebook, Downloadable Version

    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

  14. Book ImageAn Essay on the Principle of Population

    Thomas Robert Malthus, Joyce E. Chaplin

    Paperback

    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

  15. Book ImageUncle Tom's Cabin

    Harriet Beecher Stowe, Elizabeth Ammons

    Ebook, Downloadable Version

    Third Edition

    “Elizabeth Ammons has produced a first-rate Norton Critical Edition with Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” —Mason I. Lowance, Jr., University of Massachusetts Amherst  

    “I will definitely use this edition again. The critical materials at the end of the book helped my students to have informed, productive class discussions.”  —Heidi Oberholtzer Lee, University of Notre Dame

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