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  1. Book ImageRomeo and Juliet

    William Shakespeare, Gordon McMullan

    This much-anticipated Norton Critical Edition of Shakespeare’s best-known play is based on the Second Quarto, widely agreed to be the most authoritative early text.More

  2. Book ImageCandide

    Voltaire, Nicholas Cronk

    Third Edition

    Candide has been delighting readers since 1759 with its satiric wit, provocations, and warnings.More

  3. Book ImageJude the Obscure

    Thomas Hardy, Ralph Pite

    Third Edition

    This Third Norton Critical Edition of Hardy’s final novel has been revised to reflect the breadth of responses it has received over the last fifteen years. The text of the novel is again based on Hardy’s final revision for the 1912 Wessex Edition.More

  4. Book ImageMarie de France: Poetry

    Marie de France, Dorothy Gilbert

    Marie de France’s beautiful poems of courtly love, enchantment, and mystery are now available in a Norton Critical Edition.More

  5. Book ImageThe Decameron

    Giovanni Boccaccio, Wayne A. Rebhorn

    This volume presents fifty-five stories, newly translated, of the hundred novelle that comprise Boccaccio’s masterpiece.More

  6. Book ImageMy Ántonia

    Willa Cather, Sharon O'Brien

    In the final volume in her prairie trilogy, Willa Cather fully transforms memory into art to create her most autobiographical novel.More

  7. Book ImageThe Secret Sharer and Other Stories

    Joseph Conrad, John G. Peters

    This Norton Critical Edition includes four stories—two set on stormy seas, two on calm seas, all four based on the same incident—that speak to each other in interesting ways.More

  8. Book ImageThe Duchess of Malfi

    John Webster, Michael Neill

    The great English Renaissance tragedy—violent, powerful, unforgettable—in a freshly edited and annotated student edition.More

  9. Book ImageThe Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

    James Weldon Johnson, Jacqueline Goldsby

    The Norton Critical Edition of this influential Harlem Renaissance novel includes related materials available in no other edition.More

  10. Book ImageThe Expedition of Humphry Clinker

    Tobias Smollett, Evan Gottlieb

    Second Edition

    This revised Norton Critical Edition restores the original full title to the 1771 epistolary and picaresque novel. In choosing supporting materials, Evan Gottlieb emphasizes the growing recognition of Smollett as both a major British author and a central player in eighteenth-century London’s vibrant publishing world.More

  11. Book ImageThe Bhagavad Gita

    Gavin Flood, Charles Martin

    “A true translation whose literary qualities make it stand out from the rest.”
    –Daniel Gold, Cornell University

    “Here’s a chance to rediscover The Bhagavad Gita in a translation that blends true scholarship with artistry.”
    Library Journal
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  12. Book ImageCastle Rackrent

    Maria Edgeworth, Ryan Twomey

    The only edition of this 1800 novel—widely regarded as the first historical novel—to include supporting materials on both the importance of Maria Edgeworth as a writer and the influence of contemporary history on this novel.More

  13. Book ImageThe Underdogs

    Mariano Azuela, Ilan Stavans, Anna More

    Mariano Azuela’s classic novel of the Mexican Revolution is now available as a Norton Critical Edition.More

  14. Book ImageLincoln's Selected Writings

    Abraham Lincoln, David S. Reynolds

    Bancroft Prize–winning scholar David S. Reynolds edits and introduces a broad selection of Abraham Lincoln’s writings—from earliest days through his last.More

  15. Book ImageThe Analects

    Confucius, Michael Nylan, Simon Leys

    “Leys has made Confucius speak English more persuasively than any translator to date. His achievement is one of simplicity. . . . Leys sees his task as making the Confucius of the Analects fully persuasive again. He does this brilliantly.”
    —Stephen Owen, The New Republic
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