Theory & Criticism

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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Book ImageElizabeth I and Her Age

    Susan M. Felch, Donald V. Stump

    Four centuries after her death, Elizabeth I remains a powerful and fascinating figure.More

  11. Book ImageThings Fall Apart

    Chinua Achebe, Francis Abiola Irele

    Chinua Achebe’s tragic novel of pre-colonial Igbo society was a major literary and cultural event when it was published in 1958.More

  12. Book ImageTextual Editing and Criticism: An Introduction

    Erick Kelemen, Donald H. Reiman

    Textual Editing and Criticism: An Introduction addresses a gap in currently available materials for English and American literature teachers who bring textual editing and criticism into their courses.More

  13. Book ImageTartuffe: A New Verse Translation

    Molière, Constance Congdon, Virginia Scott

    Widely hailed as the founder of the modern French comedy, and known to be a gifted actor, playwright, and patron of fellow actors, Molière was a towering presence in seventeenth-century France—and the scourge of its political and religious Establishment.More

  14. Book ImageThe Pilgrim's Progress

    John Bunyan, Cynthia Wall

    John Bunyan was a Baptist preacher and author with little education but much vision and purpose.More

  15. Book ImageThe New Annotated Dracula

    Bram Stoker, Leslie S. Klinger, Janet Byrne, Et Al.

    Cause for international celebration—the most important and complete edition of Dracula in decades.More

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