Theory & Criticism

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  1. Book ImageThe Classic Fairy Tales

    Maria Tatar

    Fairy tales shape our cultures and enrich our imaginations; their narrative stability and cultural durability are incontestable.More

  2. Book ImageFaust

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Cyrus Hamlin, Walter Arndt

    Second Edition

    Walter Arndt’s translation of Faust reproduces the sense of the German original and Goethe’s enormously varied metrics and rhyme schemes.More

  3. Book ImageBeowulf: A Prose Translation

    Nicholas Howe, E. Talbot Donaldson

    Second Edition

    The text of this edition of Beowulf is based on the highly regarded Donaldson prose translation of the Anglo-Saxon epic poem.More

  4. Book ImageReinventing the Enemy's Language: Contemporary Native Women's Writings of North America

    Gloria Bird, Joy Harjo

    "A collection of important, eloquent, and often mesmerizing writings by American Indian Women. . . . A profoundly moving statement of resilience and renewal."—San Francisco ChronicleMore

  5. Book ImageThe Peloponnesian War

    Thucydides, Walter Blanco, Jennifer Tolbert Roberts

    A masterpiece of historical writing, Thucydides' account of the war fourth in the fifth century B.C. between the Athenian and Spartan alliances established a paradigm for the war monograph. The complete text appears here in a new and spirited translation by Walter Blanco. Jennifer Roberts's introduction and annotations provide vital background information.More

  6. Book ImageEvelina

    Frances Burney, Stewart J. Cooke

    The text is that of the third edition text of this influential novel, which incorporates all of Burney’s changes.More

  7. Book ImageHowards End

    E. M. Forster, Paul B. Armstrong

    The text is that of the first English edition (1910), published by Edward Arnold. It is accompanied by textual annotations and a textual appendix.More

  8. Book ImageMansfield Park

    Jane Austen, Claudia L. Johnson

    The text is that of a new authoritative text, which closely follows the one Austen oversaw when the novel was revised and reprinted in 1816.More

  9. Book ImagePère Goriot

    Honore de Balzac, Peter Brooks, Burton Raffel

    The text is that of Burton Raffell’s acclaimed 1994 translation.More

  10. Book ImageWoman in the Nineteenth Century

    Margaret Fuller, Larry J. Reynolds

    The text is that of the first edition and includes comprehensive textual annotations.More

  11. Book ImageWilliam Shakespeare: A Textual Companion

    John Jowett, William Montgomery, Gary Taylor, Et Al.

    A comprehensive accompaniment and resource for students and educators.More

  12. Book ImageShakespeare: A Life in Drama

    Stanley Wells

    “Stanley Wells commands particular attention. . . .In this new book he surveys with common sense, stylish prose, and the insight that comes from a lifetime of study, all the plays and poems, setting them against what is known of their creator’s life. . . . He is particularly attentive to theatrical values and alludes regularly to modern stage productions.” —Washington PostMore

  13. Book ImageThe Selected Writings of Christine de Pizan

    Christine de Pizan, Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski, Kevin Brownlee

    Christine de Pizan (ca. 1364-ca. 1421) is Europe’s first professional woman writer. She wrote an astonishing body of work in many genres, including lyric poetry, allegorical dream visions, history, political treatises, and biography.More

  14. Book ImageOroonoko

    Aphra Behn, Joanna Lipking

    This long-awaited Norton Critical Edition of Aphra Behn’s best-known and most influential work makes available the original 1688 text, the only text published in her lifetime.More

  15. 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

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