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  1. Book ImageThe Prince: A Norton Critical Edition

    Niccolò Machiavelli, Wayne A. Rebhorn

    Third Edition

    “A highly-readable translation and very inclusive selection of critical responses, making this the best edition of the text for an undergraduate readership.”  —Christian M. Billing, University of Hull  

    “It is quite thorough for one semester, and bears up well for ongoing study. This is a very well-thought-out concept for such a seminal work.  It more than meets the requirements for my upper-level undergraduate courses.”  —Jeff Steele, Principia College

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  2. Book ImageIncidents in the Life of a Slave Girl: A Norton Critical Edition

    Harriet Jacobs, Frances Smith Foster, Richard Yarborough

    Second Edition

    “Accompanied by historical photographs, public statements, and correspondence, and by a well-selected sampling of modern criticism, this Norton Critical Edition will stimulate many classroom discussions in years to come.” —Werner Sollors, Harvard University  

    “This new edition includes an array of reviews and correspondence along with a fresh and diverse set of scholarly critiques that will help students and instructors understand this remarkable autobiography.” —Bryan Sinche, University of Hartford

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  3. 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

  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 ImageTwelve Years a Slave

    Solomon Northup, Kevin M. Burke, Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

    This Norton Critical Edition of Solomon Northup’s harrowing autobiography is based on the 1853 first edition. It is accompanied by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Kevin Burke’s introduction and detailed explanatory footnotes.More

  6. Book ImageNarrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

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

    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

  7. 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

  8. Book ImageThe Histories

    Herodotus, Jennifer Tolbert Roberts, Walter Blanco

    Second Edition

    Walter Blanco’s acclaimed translation of The Histories is now available in its entirety in this revised and expanded Norton Critical Edition.More

  9. Book ImageThe Communist Manifesto

    Frederic L. Bender, Karl Marx

    Second Edition

    Karl Marx’s 1848 text is reframed in this revised Norton Critical Edition in the context of twenty-first-century theoretical debates, capitalist globalization, the information technology revolution, and contemporary struggles up to and including the 2011 “Arab Spring.”More

  10. Book ImageThe English Bible, King James Version: The Old Testament

    Herbert Marks

    Volume(s): 1

    A stunning work of scholarship, the Norton Critical Edition of The English Bible, King James Version, is the most accessible edition available.More

  11. Book ImageThe English Bible, King James Version: The New Testament and The Apocrypha

    Gerald Hammond, Austin Busch

    Volume(s): 2

    A stunning work of scholarship, the Norton Critical Edition of The English Bible, King James Version, is the most accessible edition available.More

  12. Book ImageBenjamin Franklin's Autobiography

    Benjamin Franklin, Joyce E. Chaplin

    New Edition

    The only edition of the celebrated Autobiography that includes the long-missing and recently identified “Wagon Letters.”More

  13. Book ImageCommon Sense and Other Writings

    Thomas Paine, J. M. Opal

    Thomas Paine often declared himself a citizen of the world. This Norton Critical Edition presents Paine and his writing within the transatlantic and global context of the revolutionary ideas and actions of his time.More

  14. Book ImageThe Essential Writings of Jonathan Swift

    Jonathan Swift, Ian Higgins, Claude Rawson

    This Norton Critical Edition is the fullest single-volume collection of Jonathan Swift's writings, encompassing not only the major prose satires—A Tale of the Tub, Gulliver’s Travels, and A Modest Proposal—but also a large number of other works, including his most important poems and political writings. The texts are accompanied by detailed explanatory annotations by Ian Higgins, thirty illustrations, and a full introduction by Claude Rawson. This is an indispensable edition for scholar and student alike.More

  15. Book ImageHow the Other Half Lives

    Jacob Riis, Hasia R. Diner

    How the Other Half Lives occupies a premier place on a small list of American books—along with Uncle Tom’s Cabin, The Jungle, Silent Spring, The Feminine Mystique, and Unsafe at Any Speed—that changed public opinion, influenced public policy, and left an indelible mark on history.More

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