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Norton Critical Editions

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  1. Book ImageThe Qur'an

    Jane Dammen McAuliffe

    Paperback

    This Norton Critical Edition is based on a thoroughly revised and annotated version of the well-regarded Pickthall translation of the Qur’ān. Jane McAuliffe introduces the Qur’ān as a living scripture, preparing readers for an informed encounter with the text. Topics include the scholarly traditions of the study of qur’ānic origins; the centuries of commentary, analysis, and intellectual dissemination that have created a library of qur’ānic literature; the history of translations, particularly those in English; and the many ways the Qur’ān informs Muslim life and material culture.More

  2. Book ImageAn Essay on the Principle of Population

    Thomas Robert Malthus, Joyce E. Chaplin

    Paperback

    Additional information is forthcoming.

  3. Book ImageOthello

    William Shakespeare, Edward Pechter

    Paperback

    Second Edition

    “I wanted an edition of Othello that had the necessary footnotes, background material, and a good selection of recent critical articles that would be accessible to students and would spark class discussions. This was it.”
    —Deborah Montuori, Shippensburg UniversityMore

  4. Book ImageThe Classic Fairy Tales

    Maria Tatar

    Paperback

    Second Edition

    Additional information is forthcoming.

  5. Book ImagePierre: Or, The Ambiguities

    Herman Melville, Robert S. Levine, Cindy Weinstein

    Paperback

    Additional information is forthcoming.

  6. Book ImageThe Secret Agent

    Joseph Conrad, Richard Niland

    Paperback

    “[A] masterly study of the inner workings of the disordered minds whose aim is destruction, violence, and the overturning of law and order by means of bombs.” —The (London) Observer (1907)More

  7. Book ImageRomeo and Juliet

    William Shakespeare, Gordon McMullan

    Paperback

    This much-anticipated Norton Critical Edition of Shakespeare’s best-known play is based on the Second Quarto, widely agreed to be the most authoritative early text.More

  8. Book ImageHeart of Darkness

    Joseph Conrad, Paul B. Armstrong

    Paperback

    Fifth Edition

    “This is the best Norton Critical Edition yet! All my students have become intensely interested in reading Conrad—largely because of this excellent work.” —Elise F. Knapp, Western Connecticut State UniversityMore

  9. Book ImageGuy de Maupassant's Selected Works

    Guy de Maupassant, Robert Lethbridge, Sandra Smith

    Paperback

    “Smith successfully captures Maupassant’s depiction of nineteenth-century French culture using terminology that allows these wonderful texts to reach a fresh generation of readers. A solid translation of some wonderful short stories.”
    —Library Journal
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  10. Book ImageNarrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

    Frederick Douglass, William L. Andrews, William S. McFeely

    Paperback

    Second Edition

    This revision of the acclaimed and widely assigned Norton Critical Edition of Frederick Douglass’s great autobiography Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself includes key examples of literary and cultural analyses that have engaged scholars over the last three decades.More

  11. Book ImageHeart of Darkness

    Joseph Conrad, Paul B. Armstrong

    Ebook, Downloadable Version

    Fifth Edition

    “This is the best Norton Critical Edition yet! All my students have become intensely interested in reading Conrad—largely because of this excellent work.” —Elise F. Knapp, Western Connecticut State UniversityMore

  12. Book ImageGuy de Maupassant's Selected Works

    Guy de Maupassant, Robert Lethbridge, Sandra Smith

    Ebook, Downloadable Version

    “Smith successfully captures Maupassant’s depiction of nineteenth-century French culture using terminology that allows these wonderful texts to reach a fresh generation of readers. A solid translation of some wonderful short stories.”
    —Library Journal
    More

  13. Book ImageNarrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

    Frederick Douglass, William L. Andrews, William S. McFeely

    Ebook, Downloadable Version

    This revision of the acclaimed and widely assigned Norton Critical Edition of Frederick Douglass’s great autobiography Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself includes key examples of literary and cultural analyses that have engaged scholars over the last three decades.More

  14. Book ImageHard Times

    Charles Dickens, Fred Kaplan

    Ebook, Downloadable Version

    Fourth Edition

    “An excellent collection of critical and social commentary that will help to make Dickens’ image of Victorian England meaningful to all students.” —John Howard Wilson, Dakota Wesleyan UniversityMore

  15. Book ImageHard Times

    Charles Dickens, Fred Kaplan

    Paperback

    Fourth Edition

    “An excellent collection of critical and social commentary that will help to make Dickens’ image of Victorian England meaningful to all students.” —John Howard Wilson, Dakota Wesleyan UniversityMore

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