Theory & Criticism

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  1. Book ImageRestoration and Eighteenth-Century Comedy

    Scott McMillin

    Second Edition

    This Second Edition builds on its predecessor’s strengths by adding a sixth play, Aphra Behn’s The Rover, a comedy that has clearly come into prominence in recent years.More

  2. Book ImageDracula

    Bram Stoker, Nina Auerbach, David J. Skal

    This Norton Critical Edition presents fully annotated the text of the 1897 First Edition.More

  3. Book ImageNarrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

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

    Upon its publication in 1845, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself became an immediate best-seller.More

  4. Book ImageMill: The Spirit of the Age, On Liberty, The Subjection of Women

    John Stuart Mill, Alan Ryan

    This long-anticipated Norton Critical Edition represents an extensive revision of its predecessor, On Liberty, edited by the late David Spitz.More

  5. Book ImageMcTeague

    Frank Norris, Donald Pizer

    Second Edition

    The text of this edition presents, fully annotated, the 1899 First Edition text of McTeague, a significant example of American literary naturalism and a commentary on turn-of-the-century American cultural values.More

  6. Book ImageThe Pleasures of Reading: In an Ideological Age

    Robert Alter

    “A book that ought to be placed in the hands of any person who shows the slightest interest in serious reading or in hearing a good, practical defense of high culture.” —Wall Street JournalMore

  7. Book ImageLeviathan

    Thomas Hobbes, Richard Flathman, David Johnston

    This Norton Critical Edition of arguably the greatest work of political theory written in the English language contains the bulk of Hobbes's treatise, including all chapters except those of interest primarily to professional historical scholars.More

  8. Book ImageGulliver's Travels

    Jonathan Swift, Albert J. Rivero

    This new edition of Swift's satiric classic is based on the 1726 text—the edition textual scholars now consider the most authoritative.More

  9. Book ImageThe Forbidden Best-Sellers of Pre-Revolutionary France

    Robert Darnton

    Robert Darnton's work is one of the main reasons that cultural history has become an exciting study central to our understanding of the past.More

  10. Book ImageLord Jim

    Joseph Conrad, Thomas C. Moser

    Second Edition

    This Norton Critical Edition provides the most authoritative text of Lord Jim yet published; it is based on the definitive third English edition, collated with the periodical version that appeared in Blackwood’s Magazine and with the first English edition.More

  11. Book ImageWar and Peace

    Leo Tolstoy, George Gibian

    Second Edition

    The text of this revised Norton Critical Edition of Leo Tolstoy’s epic novel is based on the Louise and Aylmer Maude translation. The editor has made revisions where appropriate; the annotations have also been revised and expanded. Three maps of Napoleon’s campaigns and battles in Russia are included, making the military aspects of the novel easier to follow.More

  12. Book ImageWinesburg, Ohio

    Sherwood Anderson, Charles E. Modlin, Ray Lewis White

    Set against the backdrop of a fictional 1890s town, Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio depicts the not-so-simple lives of its residents as seen through the eyes of George Willard, a young and observant resident.More

  13. Book ImageAurora Leigh

    Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Margaret Reynolds

    This Norton Critical Edition of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s 1856 verse-novel is based on Margaret Reynolds’ variorum edition, which the British Academy awarded the 1993 Rose Mary Crawshay Prize and which is reprinted here by special arrangement with the Ohio University Press.More

  14. Book ImageNewton

    Isaac Newton, I. Bernard Cohen, Richard S. Westfall

    At last—an illuminating and accessible edition of Isaac Newton's writings, intended for nonspecialist readers. I. Bernard Cohen and Richard S. Westfall have meticulously collected representative works from every major aspect of Newton's intellectual life.More

  15. Book ImageUp From Slavery

    Booker T. Washington, William L. Andrews

    Upon its publication in 1901, Up From Slavery became the most influential book written by an African American. As one of a handful of classic American autobiographies, its place in the literary and historical canons is assured. This Norton Critical Edition includes as its text the first book edition, published by Doubleday, Page and Company. The text is fully annotated and includes the index that appended the first book edition.More

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