Theory & Criticism

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  1. Book ImageAnna Karenina

    Leo Tolstoy, George Gibian

    This Second Norton Critical Edition of Leo Tolstoy’s epic novel is again based on the Louise and Aylmer Maude translation (originally published in 1918; revised with notes in 1939), which has never been surpassed. This volume reprints the 1939 edition, which the editor has revised, making twenty-one textual changes and revising or adding forty-nine footnotes.More

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

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

    Sharon Bryan

    “The essays in Where We Stand are utterly absorbing in their clarity, vitality, and variety, reminding us—if we need reminding—of the special vigor that marks the female literary tradition. If you are a woman (whatever you do), if you are a poet (whatever your sex), but especially if you are a woman poet, you’ll find this collection fascinating.” —Sandra GilbertMore

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Book ImageBlood, Bread, and Poetry: Selected Prose 1979-1985

    Adrienne Rich

    That Adrienne Rich is a not only a major American poet but an incisive, compelling prose writer is made clear once again by this collection, in which she continues to explore the social and political context of her life and art.More

  11. Book ImageDeath in Venice

    Thomas Mann, Clayton Koelb

    Thomas Mann is widely acknowledged as the greatest German novelist of this century. His 1912 novella Death in Venice is the most frequently read example of Mann's early work.More

  12. Book ImageThe Ambassadors

    Henry James, S P. Rosenbaum

    Second Edition

    This revised and expanded Norton Critical Edition of The Ambassadors again includes the author's preface as well as the most significant variants of the three earlier editions of the novel published in James's lifetime.More

  13. Book ImageRobinson Crusoe

    Daniel Defoe, Michael Shinagel

    Second Edition

    The Second Edition of the Norton Critical Edition of Robinson Crusoe is based on the Shakespeare Head Press reprint of the first edition copy in the British Museum, with the "errata" listed by Defoe’s publisher, William Taylor, incorporated into the text.More

  14. Book ImageThe Mill on the Floss

    George Eliot, Carol T. Christ

    The best-known and most autobiographical of George Eliot’s novels is now available as a Norton Critical Edition.More

  15. Book ImageThe Princess of Clèves

    Marie-Madeleine de Lafayette, John D. Lyons

    The Princess of Cleves, often called the first modern French novel, was published anonymously in 1678 and was received with enthusiasm by its contemporary audience.More

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