Fiction & Literature

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  1. Book ImageThe Complete Aubrey/Maturin Novels

    Patrick O'Brian

    Volume(s): 5 volumes

    “The best historical novels ever written.”—Richard Snow, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Book ImageThe Norton Introduction to Literature

    Kelly J. Mays

    Portable Twelfth Edition

    The most trusted guide for helping students read critically and write carefully.More

  6. Book ImageAnybody: Poems

    Ari Banias

    “Ari Banias is one of the best living poets, and this book in your hands is our proof. Anybody is the courage of a poet who trusts the strength of poetry to make room in our world for everybody.” —CAConradMore

  7. Book ImageA Stranger's Mirror: New and Selected Poems 1994–2014

    Marilyn Hacker

    Longlisted for the National Book Award

    A selection of poems that addresses the quotidian and the global, from one of our most essential poets.More

  8. Book ImageLeadership: Essential Writings by Our Greatest Thinkers: A Norton Anthology

    Elizabeth D. Samet

    First Edition

    A new Norton Anthology illuminates how literature can build character and foster critical-thinking skills for future leaders in business, law, politics, medicine, and beyond.More

  9. Book ImageJerusalem

    Alan Moore

    Fierce in its imagining and stupefying in its scope, Jerusalem is the tale of everything, told from a vanished gutter.More

  10. Book ImageEssential Literary Terms: A Brief Norton Guide with Exercises

    Sharon Hamilton

    Second Edition

    Help your students get the most out of their literature course.More

  11. Book ImageThe Secret Agent

    Joseph Conrad, Richard Niland

    “[A] masterly study of the inner workings of the disordered minds whose aim is destruction, violence, and the overturning of law and order by means of bombs.” —The (London) Observer (1907)More

  12. Book ImageFalling Awake: Poems

    Alice Oswald

    “Vivid . . . further proof of her bold engagement with poetry’s narrative possibilities.”—Teju ColeMore

  13. Book ImageHeart of Darkness

    Joseph Conrad, Paul B. Armstrong

    Fifth Edition

    “This is the best Norton Critical Edition yet! All my students have become intensely interested in reading Conrad—largely because of this excellent work.” —Elise F. Knapp, Western Connecticut State UniversityMore

  14. Book ImageBarely Composed: Poems

    Alice Fulton

    "Tackles enduring topics—time, death, love—with a mixture of elegance and agony. . . . All of this blossoms into a dark beauty that makes these poems glisten."—Washington PostMore

  15. Book ImageNarrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

    Frederick Douglass, William L. Andrews, William S. McFeely

    This revision of the acclaimed and widely assigned Norton Critical Edition of Frederick Douglass’s great autobiography Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself includes key examples of literary and cultural analyses that have engaged scholars over the last three decades.More

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