Essays

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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Book ImageA Vindication of the Rights of Woman

    Mary Wollstonecraft, Deidre Shauna Lynch

    Third Edition

    Arguably the most original book of the eighteenth century, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman is a pioneering feminist work.More

  10. Book ImageThe Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

    Max Weber, Richard Swedberg

    The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism is Max Weber’s most important work and, since its publication in 1904, has been widely considered the most important sociological study of the twentieth century.More

  11. Book ImageDemocracy in America

    Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeves, Isaac Kramnick

    The Norton Critical Edition presents Tocqueville’s classic text in the Henry Reeves translation.More

  12. Book ImageThe Best Creative Nonfiction

    Lee Gutkind

    Volume(s): 1

    Narrative nonfiction at its cutting-edge best from writers at the cusp of recognition and fame.More

  13. Book ImageThe Writings of St. Paul

    Saint Paul, John T. Fitzgerald, Wayne A. Meeks

    Second Edition

    The Second Edition of this perennially popular Norton Critical Edition is based on the Today’s New International Version of Paul’s letters, a new translation that is heralded for its inclusiveness and accuracy in representation of gender.More

  14. Book ImageShort Takes: Brief Encounters with Contemporary Nonfiction

    Judith Kitchen

    Invigorating creative nonfiction—short, but never slight—gathered by the co-editor of In Short and In Brief.More

  15. Book ImageThe Selected Political Writings of John Locke

    John Locke, Paul E. Sigmund

    John Locke’s revolutionary writings created a sea change in political theory and, eventually, in liberal democracy in practice.More

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