Fiction & Literature

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  1. Book ImageTwelve Years a Slave

    Solomon Northup, Kevin M. Burke, Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

    This Norton Critical Edition of Solomon Northup’s harrowing autobiography is based on the 1853 first edition. It is accompanied by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.’s introduction and detailed explanatory footnotes.More

  2. Book ImageThe Scarlet Letter and Other Writings

    Nathaniel Hawthorne, Leland S. Person

    Second Edition

    This perennially popular Norton Critical Edition has been revised to reflect the most current scholarly approaches to The Scarlet Letter—Hawthorne’s most widely read novel—as well as to the five short prose works—“Mrs. Hutchinson,” “Endicott and the Red Cross,” “Young Goodman Brown,” “The Minister’s Black Veil,” and “The Birth-mark”—that closely relate to the 1850 novel.More

  3. 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

  4. Book ImageSor Juana Inés de la Cruz: Selected Works

    Juana Inés de la Cruz, Anna More, Edith Grossman

    A wealth of background and analytical material makes Sor Juana's proto-feminist writings, newly translated, all the more compelling.More

  5. 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

  6. Book ImageCandide

    Voltaire, Nicholas Cronk

    Third Edition

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

  7. Book ImageA Life Apart: A Novel

    Neel Mukherjee

    "A brilliant first novel . . . shockingly good." —Rose Tremain, Daily TelegraphMore

  8. Book ImageThe Throwback Special: A Novel

    Chris Bachelder

    A slyly profound and startlingly original novel about the psyche of the American male, The Throwback Special marks the return of one of the most acclaimed literary voices of his generation.More

  9. Book ImageMiss Grief and Other Stories

    Constance Fenimore Woolson, Anne Boyd Rioux, Colm Tóibín

    To celebrate her forthcoming biography of Constance Fenimore Woolson, Anne Boyd Rioux has selected the best of this classic writer’s stories.More

  10. Book ImageConstance Fenimore Woolson: Portrait of a Lady Novelist

    Anne Boyd Rioux

    “Biography at its best aims at resurrection. Anne Boyd Rioux has brought the novelist Constance Fenimore Woolson back to life for us. Hurrah!”?Robert D. Richardson, author of the Bancroft Prize–winning William James: In the Maelstrom of American ModernismMore

  11. Book ImagePride and Prejudice

    Jane Austen, Donald Gray, Mary A. Favret

    Fourth Edition

    The Norton Critical Edition of Pride and Prejudice has been revised to reflect the most current scholarly approaches to Austen’s most widely read novel.More

  12. Book ImageMahabharata: A Modern Retelling

    Carole Satyamurti, Wendy Doniger, Vinay Dharwadker

    “Astonishing. . . . [Satyamurti’s Mahabharata] brings [the] past alive . . . as though it were a novel in finely crafted verse.”—Vinay DharwadkerMore

  13. Book ImageThe Unfortunate Importance of Beauty: A Novel

    Amanda Filipacchi

    "A sure comic touch . . . smart and sweet . . . a tribute to the pleasures of friendship." —The New Yorker
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  14. Book ImageFirebreaks: Poems

    John Kinsella

    A follow-up to the critically acclaimed Jam Tree Gully, Firebreaks records life and ecology in Western Australia.More

  15. Book ImageSearching for Sappho: The Lost Songs and World of the First Woman Poet

    Philip Freeman

    An exploration of the fascinating poetry, life, and world of Sappho, including a complete translation of all her poems.More

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