Theory & Criticism

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  1. Book ImageWar and Peace

    Leo Tolstoy, George Gibian

    Second Edition

    "Backgrounds and Sources" includes the publication history of War and Peace, selections from Tolstoy’s letters and diaries as well as three drafts of his introduction to the novel that elucidate the its evolution, and an 1868 article by Tolstoy in which he reacts...More

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Book ImageUp From Slavery

    Booker T. Washington, William L. Andrews

    "Contexts and Composition History" includes a selection of letters between Washington and his editor, Lyman Abbott, that reveals the process by which Up From Slavery was planned and written. Reviews from The Nation, North American Review, and Colored...More

  6. Book ImageThe Portrait of a Lady

    Henry James, Robert D. Bamberg

    Second Edition

    The text of this Second Edition of one of Henry James's most important novels is that of the New York Edition (1908).More

  7. Book ImageAnna Karenina

    Leo Tolstoy, George Gibian

    "Backgrounds and Sources" includes central passages from the letters of Tolstoy and his correspondents, S. A. Tolstoy’s diaries, and contemporary accounts translated by George Gibian exclusively for this Norton Critical Edition. Together these materials document Tolstoy’s...More

  8. Book ImageThe Politics of Cruelty: An Essay on the Literature of Political Imprisonment

    Kate Millett

    From one of the most influential figures of the last twenty years—the author of Sexual Politics—comes this brilliant work in which Kate Millet sets out a new theory of politics for our time, a harrowing view of the modern state based on the practice of torture as a method of rule, as conscious policy.More

  9. Book ImageMiddle English Romances

    Stephen H. A. Shepherd

    This Norton Critical Edition presents significant examples of one of the most important bodies of English poetry written before the Renaissance.More

  10. Book ImageEthan Frome

    Edith Wharton, Kristin O. Lauer, Cynthia Griffin Wolff

    This Norton Critical Edition of Edith Wharton's celebrated novella is based on the first edition, published by Charles Scribner's Sons in 1911.More

  11. Book ImageTom Jones

    Henry Fielding, Sheridan Baker

    Second Edition

    The Second Edition of this Norton Critical Edition of Fielding’s great novel reprints the definitive fourth edition text (1749, dated 1750), "Carefully revis’d and corrected/By Henry Fielding, Esq;", the last in his lifetime.More

  12. Book ImageVanity Fair

    William Thackeray, Peter L. Shillingsburg

    The text of this Norton Critical Edition of Thackeray's acclaimed 1848 novel is based on the Garland edition, the text approved by the Modern Language Association. The text is fully annotated and is accompanied by all of the author's original illustrations as well as a textual appendix.More

  13. Book ImageWhere We Stand: Women Poets on Literary Tradition

    Sharon Bryan

    Sharon Bryan, poet and editor of River City, wrote to almost eighty women poets asking them how they felt about their particular relationship to literary tradition in her quest to understand and sort out her own confusions on the topic of gender and poetry. This...More

  14. Book ImageThe Oldest Dead White European Males: And Other Reflections On the Classics

    Bernard M. W. Knox

    “No one carries his learning more gracefully than Knox. That is because he does not, like so many scholars, seal it off from the rest of life. Ancient and current wisdom communicate through him.” —Garry WillsMore

  15. Book ImagePatrick O'Brian: Critical Essays and a Bibliography

    Arthur E. Cunningham

    Patrick O'Brian is the well-known author of the Aubrey/Maturin novels, set during the Napoleonic wars. They are acknowledged by critics and readers alike as classic works of fiction and are attracting an increasingly wide audience. Patrick O'Brian is also a translator of...More

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