American Literature

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  1. Book ImageThree Lives and Q.E.D.

    Gertrude Stein, Marianne DeKoven

    This Norton Critical Edition includes both Three Lives and Q.E.D., first published in 1909 and 1950, respectively.More

  2. Book ImageThe House of the Seven Gables

    Nathaniel Hawthorne, Robert S. Levine

    This all-new edition of Hawthorne’s celebrated 1851 novel is based on The Ohio State University Press’s Centenary Edition of the Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne.More

  3. Book ImagePudd'nhead Wilson and Those Extraordinary Twins

    Mark Twain, Sidney E. Berger

    Second Edition

    Pudd’nhead Wilson and Those Extraordinary Twins contain Twain’s most overt treatment of the moral and societal implications of slavery in America.More

  4. Book ImageThe Selected Writings of Edgar Allan Poe

    Edgar Allan Poe, G.R. Thompson

    Edgar Allan Poe’s works, with their gothic and often obsessive themes, have had a significant influence on American literature.More

  5. Book ImageCrescent: A Novel

    Diana Abu-Jaber

    "Abu-Jaber's voluptuous prose features insights into the Arab American community that are wisely, warmly depicted."—San Francisco ChronicleMore

  6. Book ImageThe Vanishing Hitchhiker: American Urban Legends and Their Meanings

    Jan Harold Brunvand

    The book that launched America's urban legend obsession!More

  7. Book ImageLittle Women

    Louisa May Alcott, Gregory Eiselein, Anne K Phillips

    This authoritative, accurate text of the first edition (1868–69) of Little Women is accompanied by textual variants and thorough explanatory annotations.More

  8. Book ImageThe Age of Innocence

    Edith Wharton, Candace Waid

    The text of Wharton’s richly allusive Pulitzer Prize–winning 1921 novel of desire and its implications in Old New York has been rigorously annotated by a prominent Wharton scholar.More

  9. Book ImageThe Jungle

    Upton Sinclair, Clare Virginia Eby

    The Jungle's influence has been extraordinary for a literary work. Upton Sinclair's 1906 landmark novel is widely credited with awakening the public fury that led to the passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act (1906), a watershed in consumer protection and government legislation.More

  10. Book ImageTales of Henry James

    Henry James, Christof Wegelin, Henry B. Wonham

    Second Edition

    Nine of James’s most important tales, including (new to the second edition) "In the Cage," a tale that engages James’s complicated attitudes toward gender, class, and the rise of information technology.More

  11. Book ImageThe Wings of the Dove

    Henry James, J. Donald Crowley, Richard A. Hocks

    Second Edition

    The text of this 1902 novel is again that of the fully corrected and annotated reprint of the New York Edition (1909), together with James’s preface and the two frontispieces he commissioned for the New York Edition of The Wings of the Dove.More

  12. Book ImageLeaves of Grass and Other Writings

    Walt Whitman, Michael Moon

    This revised Norton Critical Edition contains the most complete and authoritative collection of Whitman's work available in a paperback student edition. The text of Leaves of Grass is again that of the indispensable "Reader's Comprehensive Edition," edited by Sculley Bradley and Harold W. Blodgett, which is accompanied by revised and expanded explanatory annotations. New to this edition is the full text of the celebrated 1855 first edition of Leaves of Grass, as well as generous excerpts from Whitman's two prose masterpieces, Democratic Vistas and Specimen Days.More

  13. Book ImageMelville's Short Novels

    Herman Melville, Dan McCall

    Collected in this volume are Bartleby the Scrivener, Benito Cereno, and Billy Budd—presented in the best texts available, those published during Melville's lifetime and corrected by the author.More

  14. Book ImageEmerson's Prose and Poetry

    Ralph Waldo Emerson, Saundra Morris, Joel Porte

    This new volume is the most comprehensive collection of Emerson’s writings available in a paperback edition.More

  15. Book ImageJewish American Literature: A Norton Anthology

    Jules Chametzky, John Felstiner, Hilene Flanzbaum, Et Al.

    The Most Comprehensive Anthology of Jewish American Literature Ever Published: With the work of 145 writers, from 1645 to the present, writing in all genres—fiction, poetry, drama, essays, letters, editorials, journals, autobiography, cartoons, song lyrics, and jokes.More

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