More complete works by major writers
New longer texts include Sir Gawain and the Green Knight in Simon Armitage’s vibrant new translation (specially revised for the Norton Anthology), Sidney’s Defense of Poesy, Wycherley’s The Country Wife (new to the Supplemental Ebook), Joyce’s Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway, Beckett’s Waiting for Godot (exclusive to Norton).
New, more teachable clusters
The Ninth Edition introduces entirely new print and ebook clusters: “Romance” (Middle Ages); “Renaissance Love and Desire” (Sixteenth Century); “Low People and High People” (Eighteenth Century); “The Slave Trade and the Literature of Abolition” (Romantic Era); “Pre-Raphaelitism” (Victorian Age); and more.
New contemporary prose writers
The Ninth Edition gives fresh attention to global fiction in English with the addition of these much-requested writers: Margaret Atwood, Ian McEwan, Hanif Kureishi, Zadie Smith, and Kiran Desai.
The apparatus you trust
Norton Anthologies set the standard for editorial help that is right for undergraduate readers. In the Ninth Edition, all apparatus has been freshly considered and updated—period introductions and headnotes, annotations and glosses, bibliographies, appendixes, and maps—with the goal of making these aids to reading and understanding as helpful as possible. Instructors will especially welcome the glossary, “Literary Terminology,” which has been extensively reworked to be more intuitive and helpful for undergraduates.
Visually rich and dynamic
Over 120 new black-and-white illustrations and 75 color plates (12 new) enrich and contextualize the selections in the book. In addition, black-and-white engravings and illustrations by Hogarth, Blake, Gillray, and Rossetti provide examples of the hybrid art of the “visual narrative.” The new edition boasts a fresh, more modern display font and period-opener design that subtly refreshes the look of the page, while retaining its readability.
NEW! Free Supplemental Ebook
Over 1,000 additional texts, including dozens of “Web exclusives,” are available in a free Supplemental Ebook, accessed via the registration code printed on the inside cover of each copy of the anthology. The Supplemental Ebook is easy to search, highlight, annotate, and print. continue reading »