The American Novel

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  1. 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

  2. Book ImageThe Garden of Last Days: A Novel

    Andre Dubus III

    “So good, so damn compulsively readable, that I can hardly believe it.” —Stephen King, Entertainment WeeklyMore

  3. Book ImageO Pioneers!

    Willa Cather, Sharon O'Brien

    Willa Cather's masterful 1913 novel marks her return to the Nebraska of her youth, and to the stories of the immigrant settlers she had known during her childhood and teenage years in Red Cloud.More

  4. Book ImageThe Red Badge of Courage

    Stephen Crane, Eric Carl Link, Donald Pizer

    Fourth Edition

    This Norton Critical Edition of Stephen Crane’s classic 1895 Civil War novel is again based on the first published edition, conservatively edited.More

  5. Book ImageRagged Dick

    Horatio Alger, Jr., Hildegard Hoeller

    Ragged Dick; or, Street Life in New York with the Boot Blacks is arguably the best known of Horatio Alger’s American rags-to-riches stories.More

  6. Book ImagePassing

    Nella Larsen, Carla Kaplan

    Nella Larsen is a central figure in African American, Modernist, and women’s literature.More

  7. 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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  8. Book ImageThe Confidence-Man

    Herman Melville, Mark Niemeyer, Hershel Parker

    Second Edition

    The text of The Confidence-Man reprinted here is again that of the first American edition (1857), slightly corrected.More

  9. Book ImageSister Carrie

    Theodore Dreiser, Donald Pizer

    Third Edition

    The text of the Third Edition is based on the 1900 Doubleday Page edition, with detailed annotations that reveal the author’s use of real people and places in Chicago and New York.More

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

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