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  1. Book ImageFamily Life: A Novel

    Akhil Sharma

    “Gorgeously tender at its core . . . beautiful, heartstopping. . . . Family Life really blazes.”—Sonali Deraniyagala, New York Times Book Review, front-page reviewMore

  2. Book ImageNight at the Fiestas: Stories

    Kirstin Valdez Quade

    Set in northern New Mexico, an astonishing, beautifully rendered debut about growing up in a land shaped by love, loss and violence.More

  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 Lives of Others

    Neel Mukherjee

    Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, this “dazzling” (Entertainment Weekly) saga of epic scope is both a family and a political drama.More

  6. Book ImageConflict Resolution for Holy Beings: Poems

    Joy Harjo

    A long-awaited poetry collection by one of our most essential Native American voices.More

  7. Book ImageJoy Ride: Show People and Their Shows

    John Lahr

    A collection of John Lahr’s New Yorker profiles and reviews that are “the nearest we get to modern theatre history” (The Spectator).More

  8. Book ImageTennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh

    John Lahr

    National Book Critics Circle Award Winner: Biography Category
    National Book Award Finalist
    2015 Winner of the Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre Biography
    American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award
    A Chicago Tribune 'Best Books of 2014'
    USA Today: 10 Books We Loved Reading
    Washington Post, 10 Best Books of 2014

    The definitive biography of America's greatest playwright from the celebrated drama critic of The New Yorker.More

  9. Book ImageA Double Sorrow: A Version of Troilus and Criseyde

    Lavinia Greenlaw

    An original poetic work that brings alive Chaucer’s great love story, illuminating the psychological drama at its heart.More

  10. 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

  11. Book ImageThe Scribe: A Novel

    Matthew Guinn

    "It's a whodunit with a twist…a heady mix of history, sizzle, punch, and danger. A definite keeper." —Steve Berry, New York Times best-selling author of The Patriot ThreatMore

  12. Book ImageThe Norton Shakespeare: Comedies

    Stephen Greenblatt, Walter Cohen, Jean E. Howard, Et Al.

    Third Edition

    Both an enhanced digital edition—the first edited specifically for undergraduates—and a handsome print volume, The Norton Shakespeare, Third Edition, provides a freshly edited text, acclaimed apparatus, and an unmatched value.More

  13. Book ImageThe Norton Shakespeare: Tragedies

    Stephen Greenblatt, Walter Cohen, Jean E. Howard, Et Al.

    Third Edition

    Both an enhanced digital edition—the first edited specifically for undergraduates—and a handsome print volume, The Norton Shakespeare, Third Edition, provides a freshly edited text, acclaimed apparatus, and an unmatched value.More

  14. Book ImageThe Norton Shakespeare: Romances and Poems

    Stephen Greenblatt, Walter Cohen, Jean E. Howard, Et Al.

    Third Edition

    Both an enhanced digital edition—the first edited specifically for undergraduates—and a handsome print volume, The Norton Shakespeare, Third Edition, provides a freshly edited text, acclaimed apparatus, and an unmatched value.More

  15. Book ImageThe Norton Shakespeare: Histories

    Stephen Greenblatt, Walter Cohen, Jean E. Howard, Et Al.

    Third Edition

    Both an enhanced digital edition—the first edited specifically for undergraduates—and a handsome print volume, The Norton Shakespeare, Third Edition, provides a freshly edited text, acclaimed apparatus, and an unmatched value.More

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