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      ISBN 978-0-393-93303-1

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The Norton Anthology of World Literature


16 complete longer works—and substantial excerpts from many more

The complete works

  • The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • Sophocles, Oedipus the King
  • Euripides, Medea
  • Beowulf
  • Dante, Inferno
  • Shakespeare, Hamlet
  • Moliére, Tartuffe
  • Voltaire, Candide
  • Goethe, Faust, Part I
  • Tolstoy, The Death of Ivan Ilyich
  • Ibsen, Hedda Gabler
  • Chekhov, The Cherry Orchard
  • Conrad, Heart of Darkness
  • Pirandello, Six Characters in Search of an Author
  • Kafka, The Metamorphosis
  • Achebe, Things Fall Apart

Exciting new translations

  • Benjamin Foster’s scrupulous new translation of The Epic of Gilgamesh.
  • selections from Genesis and Exodus by Robert Alter
  • selections from The Book of Job by Raymond Scheindlin
  • Stanley Lombardo’s “gripping . . . vivid and disarmingly hardbitten” translation of Homer’s Iliad (New York Times)
  • Robert Fagles’s prize-winning translation of Homer’s Odyssey
  • Acclaimed Canadian classicist and poet Anne Carson’s version of Sappho’s poems
  • A more readable translation of The Ramayana of Valmiki by Swami Venkatesananda
  • Charles Martin’s award-winning translation of Ovid’s Metamorphoses—and his translations of Catullus
  • Selections from Richmond Lattimore’s literal and direct translation of The New Testament
  • Seamus Heaney’s prize-winning verse translation of Beowulf
  • Mark Musa’s vigorous blank-verse translation of Dante’s Inferno
  • Martin Greenberg’s translation of Goethe’s Faust
  • Rick Davis and Brian Johnston’s version of Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler
  • Michael Hofmann’s new translation of Kafka’s Metamorphosis