Fiction & Literature

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  1. Book ImageThe Norton Chaucer

    David Lawton

    A vibrant edition brings Chaucer's complete works to lifeMore

  2. Book ImageThe Canterbury Tales Handbook

    Elizabeth Scala

    The essential student companion for reading and understandingMore

  3. Book ImageThe Prince: A Norton Critical Edition

    Niccolò Machiavelli, Wayne A. Rebhorn

    Third Edition

    “A highly-readable translation and very inclusive selection of critical responses, making this the best edition of the text for an undergraduate readership.”  —Christian M. Billing, University of Hull  “It is quite thorough for one semester, and bears up well for ongoing study. This is a very well-thought-out concept for such a seminal work.  It more than meets the requirements for my upper-level undergraduate courses.”  —Jeff Steele, Principia CollegeMore

  4. Book ImageThe Tempest: A Norton Critical Edition

    William Shakespeare, Peter Hulme, William H. Sherman

    Second Edition

    “Presenting an utterly reliable text, together with a rich collection of social, historical, and performance-based materials, this edition illuminates our understanding of the play as it has been interpreted traditionally, while simultaneously pointing the way to innovative, revisionist readings for the future.”
    —S. P. Cerasano, Colgate University

    “The Norton Critical Tempest is a truly wonderful resource: it illuminates Shakespeare’s most open-ended play with a wealth of richly suggestive contextual materials—on magic, on human perfectibility, on travel and alien worlds, on colonial domination, on religion and politics. Providing a well-selected sampling of interpretive criticism and artistic rewritings, the edition will inspire students to become researchers and re-creators themselves as they bring these texts into conversation with Shakespeare’s magical and enigmatic creation.”
    —Lynne Magnusson, University of Toronto
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  5. Book ImageWuthering Heights: A Norton Critical Edition

    Emily Brontë, Alexandra Lewis

    Fifth Edition

    “Thank you. This is absolutely first-class in all respects. The reprinted 1850 poems and the contemporary reviews unveil insights unsuspected by the majority of readers; and the selection of current views and criticism is sensitive and representative.” —N. S. Asbridge, Central Connecticut State University

    “A fine new edition at an affordable price.” —Bernard Duyfhuizen, University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire
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  6. Book ImageBeowulf: A Verse Translation: A Norton Critical Edition

    Seamus Heaney, Daniel Donoghue

    Second Edition

    “Accomplishes what before now had seemed impossible: a faithful rendering that is simultaneously an original and gripping poem in its own right.”  —New York Times Book Review“Excellent ancillary materials in this critical edition make a potentially alienating text and culture accessible and engaging.” —Tim Melnarik, California State University, San BernardinoMore

  7. Book ImageHamlet: A Norton Critical Edition

    William Shakespeare, Robert S. Miola

    Second Edition

    “A perfect volume to initiate majors into the discipline and delight of carefully examining presumptions, priorities, language, and structures of both primary and secondary texts.”
    —Stephen R. Honeygosky, University of Pittsburgh
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  8. Book ImageThe Epic of Gilgamesh: A Norton Critical Edition

    Benjamin R. Foster

    Second Edition

    “This scrupulous new translation of The Epic of Gilgamesh manages to convey much of the archaic power and even something of the occasional humor of the ancient Mesopotamian poem. What is especially valuable is that the translators, by collating passages from the different ancient versions of this epic that have survived only in fragments, have made available many vivid narrative episodes that will be new to most English readers of the poem.” —Robert Alter, University of California, BerkeleyMore

  9. Book ImageA Sleepwalk on the Severn

    Alice Oswald

    An early work from the acclaimed poet of Memorial and Falling Awake, appearing for the first time in the United States.More

  10. Book ImageThe Quantum Spy: A Thriller

    David Ignatius

    The Quantum Spy takes us to a whole new level of intrigue and espionage. It’s also unbelievably timely. In short: David Ignatius knows his stuff.” —Wolf BlitzerMore

  11. Book ImageIncidents in the Life of a Slave Girl: A Norton Critical Edition

    Harriet Jacobs, Frances Smith Foster, Richard Yarborough

    Second Edition

    “Accompanied by historical photographs, public statements, and correspondence, and by a well-selected sampling of modern criticism, this Norton Critical Edition will stimulate many classroom discussions in years to come.” —Werner Sollors, Harvard University  “This new edition includes an array of reviews and correspondence along with a fresh and diverse set of scholarly critiques that will help students and instructors understand this remarkable autobiography.” —Bryan Sinche, University of HartfordMore

  12. Book ImageCrime and Punishment: A Norton Critical Edition

    Fyodor Dostoevsky, Michael R. Katz

    First Edition

    “These are the voices of Crime and Punishment in all their original, dazzling variety: pensive, urgent, defiant, and triumphant. This new translation by Michael Katz revives the intensity Dostoevsky’s first readers experienced.” —Susan McReynolds, Northwestern University

    “Mesmerizingly good . . . the best, truest translation of Dostoevsky’s masterpiece into English. It’s a magnificent, almost terrifying achievement of translation, one that makes its predecessors, however worthy, seem safe and polite.” —Steve Donoghue, Open Letters Monthly
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  13. Book ImageAfter Emily: Two Remarkable Women and the Legacy of America's Greatest Poet

    Julie Dobrow

    The untold story of the extraordinary mother and daughter who brought Emily Dickinson’s genius to light.More

  14. Book ImageA Portrait of the Self as Nation: New and Selected Poems

    Marilyn Chin

    A rich, illuminating compilation of selected and new poems from Marilyn Chin, "a poet of contradictions, poignant sentiment, beat-your-ass toughness, and unexpected humor" (Los Angeles Review of Books).More

  15. Book ImageThe Novel of Ferrara

    Giorgio Bassani, Jamie McKendrick, André Aciman

    Giorgio Bassani’s six classic books, collected for the first time in English as the epic masterwork they were intended to be.More

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