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The Norton Anthology of World Literature

Shorter Second Edition (See all editions)


Volume(s): 2

Sarah Lawall (General Editor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst), Jerome W. Clinton (Editor, Princeton University), Francis Abiola Irele (Editor, Harvard University), Heather James (Editor, University of Southern California), Stephen Owen (Editor, Harvard University), Lee Patterson (Editor, Yale University), Indira Viswanathan Peterson (Editor, Mount Holyoke College), Patricia Meyer Spacks (Editor, University of Virginia), William G. Thalmann (Editor, University of Southern California)


A compact and portable version of the best-selling and most-trusted world literature anthology, The Norton Anthology of World Literature, Shorter Second Edition, is a rich and teachable selection of the world’s literature, in generous portions and the best translations available.

A new format, new design, new selections, new translations, and new color plates make this Second Edition a pleasure to read and a book that students will keep long after the survey course is over.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • March 2009
  • ISBN 978-0-393-93303-1
  • 6 × 9.2 in / 1264 pages
  • Volume(s): 2
  • Sales Territory: USA and Dependencies, Philippines and Canada.