American Literature

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  1. Book ImageAdrienne Rich: Poetry and Prose

    Adrienne Rich, Albert Gelpi, Barbara Charlesworth Gelpi, Et Al.

    Second Edition

    This absolutely exquisite selection of a major poet’s best poetry is a tribute to both her and the editors as well as a deep service to literate humanity.” —ALBERT WACHTEL, Pitzer College

    I do use your edition of Rich each time I teach my women writers course. It’s essential!” —JOELLEN DELUCIA, Central Michigan University

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  2. Book ImageAdventures of Huckleberry Finn

    Mark Twain, Thomas Cooley

    Third Edition

    This perennially popular Norton Critical Edition reprints for the first time the definitive Iowa-California text of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, complete with all original illustrations by Edward Windsor Kemble and John Harley. The text is accompanied by explanatory annotations.More

  3. Book ImageThe Adventures of Tom Sawyer

    Mark Twain, Beverly Lyon Clark

    As featured on PBS’s The Great American Read

    The text of this Norton Critical Edition is based, with typesetting errors corrected, on the first U.S. edition (1876), the most authoritative of the editions published in Twain’s lifetime.

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  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Book ImageThe American

    Henry James, James W. Tuttleton

    The text reprinted in this volume is based on an examination of the five printed versions of The American (first published in 1877) which appeared in James's lifetime, and it is preceded by his "Preface to the New York Edition" (1907).More

  7. Book ImageAmerican Voices, American Lives: A Documentary Reader

    Wayne Franklin

    American Voices, American Lives is a fresh, illuminating core reader for introductory courses in American studies and an exciting companion volume for surveys in American history and American literature that offers extraordinary documents, many never before accessible to students.More

  8. Book ImageAmerican Women Regionalists: A Norton Anthology

    Judith Fetterley, Marjorie Pryse

    A vibrant tradition—long neglected—is brought back to readers in this generous and rich collection.More

  9. Book ImageAs I Lay Dying

    William Faulkner, Michael Gorra

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

  10. Book ImageThe Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

    James Weldon Johnson, Jacqueline Goldsby

    The Norton Critical Edition of this influential Harlem Renaissance novel includes related materials available in no other edition.More

  11. Book ImageThe Awakening

    Kate Chopin, Margo Culley

    Third Edition

    “I have used the Norton Critical Editions since graduate school. As a teacher of high-school literature, I find them to be excellent resources for the study of various novels, plays, etc."—Brooke Gifford, Vincent Middle High SchoolMore

  12. Book ImageBenjamin Franklin's Autobiography

    Benjamin Franklin, Joyce E. Chaplin

    New Edition

    The only edition of the celebrated Autobiography that includes the long-missing and recently identified “Wagon Letters.”More

  13. Book ImageThe Blithedale Romance

    Nathaniel Hawthorne, Richard H. Millington

    New Edition

    This new Norton Critical Edition of Hawthorne’s innovative 1852 novel helps readers navigate and appreciate its elusive plot, powerful characters, and maddening narrator.More

  14. Book ImageCane

    Jean Toomer, Rudolph P. Byrd, Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

    Second Edition

    A masterpiece of the Harlem Renaissance and a canonical work in both the American and the African American literary traditions, Cane is now available in a revised and expanded Norton Critical Edition.More

  15. Book ImageCharlotte Temple

    Susanna Rowson, Marion L. Rust

    The best-selling Early American novel is now available in a Norton Critical Edition.More

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