Theory & Criticism

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  1. Book ImageAs I Lay Dying

    Michael Gorra, William Faulkner

    Long been recognized not only as one of William Faulkner’s greatest works, but also as the most accessible of his major novels.More

  2. Book ImageMetamorphoses

    Ovid, Charles Martin

    In his award-winning translation, Charles Martin combines fidelity to Ovid’s text with verse that catches the speed and liveliness of the original.More

  3. Book ImageSir Gawain and the Green Knight

    Marie Borroff, Laura L. Howes

    This long-awaited Norton Critical Edition of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight includes Marie Borroff’s celebrated, newly revised verse translation with supporting materials not to be found in any other single volume.More

  4. Book ImageMeasure for Measure

    William Shakespeare, Grace Ioppolo

    This Norton Critical Edition looks at the full range of opinion and interpretation of this major play from its origins to the present day, from its “genius” (William Hazlitt) to its being a “hateful work, although Shakespearean throughout” (Samuel Taylor Coleridge), and beyond.More

  5. Book ImageThe Consolation of Philosophy

    Boethius, Douglas C. Langston

    One of the most influential texts to come out of the late Middle Ages.More

  6. Book ImageRobert Frost: Speaking on Campus: Excerpts from His Talks, 1949-1962

    Robert Frost, Edward Connery Lathem, David M. Shribman

    “Frost was the first American who could be honestly reckoned a master-poet by world standards.”—Robert GravesMore

  7. Book ImageThe Essential Writings of Jonathan Swift

    Jonathan Swift, Claude Rawson, Ian Higgins

    This Norton Critical Edition is the fullest single-volume collection of Jonathan Swift's writings, encompassing not only the major prose satires—A Tale of the Tub, Gulliver’s Travels, and A Modest Proposal—but also a large number of other works, including his most important poems and political writings. The texts are accompanied by detailed explanatory annotations by Ian Higgins, thirty illustrations, and a full introduction by Claude Rawson. This is an indispensable edition for scholar and student alike.More

  8. Book ImageByron's Poetry and Prose

    George Gordon Byron, Alice Levine

    Byron's Poetry and Prose presents an extensive selection of Byron's poetry, letters, and journal entries in chronological clusters, allowing readers to see the changes that took place in his writing in the context of the places he lived and his fame, exile, and travels.More

  9. Book ImageHow the Other Half Lives

    Jacob Riis, Hasia R. Diner

    How the Other Half Lives occupies a premier place on a small list of American books—along with Uncle Tom’s Cabin, The Jungle, Silent Spring, The Feminine Mystique, and Unsafe at Any Speed—that changed public opinion, influenced public policy, and left an indelible mark on history.More

  10. Book ImageThe Taming of the Shrew

    William Shakespeare, Dympna Callaghan

    This Norton Critical Edition of one of Shakespeare’s earliest and best-loved comedies is based on the First Folio (1623).More

  11. Book ImageA Vindication of the Rights of Woman

    Mary Wollstonecraft, Deidre Shauna Lynch

    Third Edition

    Arguably the most original book of the eighteenth century, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman is a pioneering feminist work.More

  12. Book ImageThe Annotated Wind in the Willows

    Kenneth Grahame, Annie Gauger, Brian Jacques

    To celebrate The Wind in the Willows, scholar Annie Gauger offers this beautifully illustrated edition of Kenneth Grahame’s classic—complete with rare photographs of the Grahames, their friends, and illustrations from the first five editions.More

  13. Book ImageThe Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

    Max Weber, Richard Swedberg

    The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism is Max Weber’s most important work and, since its publication in 1904, has been widely considered the most important sociological study of the twentieth century.More

  14. Book ImageRichard III

    William Shakespeare, Thomas Cartelli

    In The Tragedy of King Richard III, Shakespeare chronicles the rise and fall of one of history’s most repellent, and the theater’s most mesmerizing, figures.More

  15. Book ImageModern and Contemporary Irish Drama

    John P. Harrington

    Second Edition

    Modern and Contemporary Irish Drama is the ideal focal point for the study of Irish literature and culture and, because of its many great twentieth-century works, for the study of drama more generally.More

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