The American Novel

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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Book ImageWieland and Memoirs of Carwin the Biloquist

    Charles Brockden Brown, Bryan Waterman

    The first gothic novel in America, Wieland (1798) is now available in a Norton Critical Edition.More

  5. Book ImageMy Ántonia

    Willa Cather, Sharon O'Brien

    In the final volume in her prairie trilogy, Willa Cather fully transforms memory into art to create her most autobiographical novel.More

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Book ImageMaggie: A Girl of the Streets

    Stephen Crane, Thomas A. Gullason

    Maggie: A Girl of the Streets was the first major naturalistic novel in America.More

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. Book ImageThe Sound and the Fury

    William Faulkner, Michael Gorra

    Third Edition

    “A man is the sum of his misfortunes.”
    —William Faulkner, The Sound and the FuryMore

  14. Book ImageThe Coquette and The Boarding School

    Hannah Webster Foster, Jennifer Harris, Bryan Waterman

    Hannah Webster Foster's two major Early American works with a wealth of primary materials are now available in a Norton Critical Edition.More

  15. 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

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