English Literature

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  1. Book ImageEnglish Romanticism

    Marilyn Gaull

    The English Romantic period—when, as Wordsworth wrote, "the whole earth/The beauty wore of promise"—was also a time in which many of our contemporary attitudes, conventions, and institutions originated. The present book explores, in fascinating depth, the context given by human beings of the time to what its writers called "the spirit of the age."More

  2. Book ImageJoseph Andrews with Shamela and Related Writings

    Henry Fielding, Homer Goldberg

    This Norton Critical Edition reprints the authoritative Wesleyan text of Joseph Andrews, edited by Martin Battestin.More

  3. Book ImageFar from the Madding Crowd

    Thomas Hardy, Robert C. Schweik

    This Norton Critical Edition is based on the 1912 Wessex edition, emended to correct errors which have crept into the text from the manuscript onward.More

  4. Book ImageThe Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA

    James D. Watson, Gunther S. Stent

    Since its publication in 1968, The Double Helix has given countless readers a rare and exciting look at one highly significant piece of scientific research—Watson and Crick's race to discover the molecular structure of DNA. In this Norton Critical Edition, Watson's lively and irreverent account is placed in historical perspective by Gunther Stent's introduction and by retrospective views from two major figures in the adventure, Francis Crick and Linus Pauling, and by Rosalind Franklin's last student, Aaron Klug.More

  5. Book ImageThe Prelude: 1799, 1805, 1850

    William Wordsworth, M. H. Abrams, Stephen Gill, Et Al.

    This volume is the first to present Wordsworth's great poem in all three of its forms. It reprints, on facing pages, the version of The Prelude that was completed in 1805, together with the much-revised work published after the poets death in 1850. In addition, the editors include the two-part version of the poem, composed in 1798-99. Each of these poems possesses distinctive qualities and values; to read them together provides an incomparable chance to observe a great poet composing and re-composing, throughout a long life, his major work.More

  6. Book ImageThe Egoist

    George Meredith, Robert M. Adams

    This edition of Meredith's satirical novel of manners reprints the text of 1897, which incorporated Meredith's revisions to the first edition of 1879.More

  7. Book ImageBleak House

    Charles Dickens, George Ford, Sylvere Monod

    This authoritative text of Bleak House was the first to be established by a comparative study of all the surviving versions of Dickens’ novel, incorporating evidence from the original manuscript and corrected proofs.More

  8. Book ImageMiddle English Lyrics

    Richard L. Hoffman, Maxwell S. Luria

    This Norton Critical Edition offers one of the largest collections of Middle English lyrics ever made available to the college student.More

  9. Book ImageThe Writings of Jonathan Swift

    Jonathan Swift, Robert A. Greenberg, William B. Piper

    This volume contains the complete and definitive texts of virtually all of Swift's major works, as well as a generous selection of his poetry and other writings.More

  10. Book ImageApologia Pro Vita Sua

    John Henry Cardinal Newman, David J. DeLaura

    The text of the Apologia reprinted in this volume is the definitive text, embodying all of Newman's later changes, which reached its final form about 1886. Extensive notes are provided.More

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