English Literature

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  1. Book ImageThe Canterbury Tales Handbook

    Elizabeth Scala

    First Edition

    The essential student companion for reading and understandingMore

  2. Book ImageThe Canterbury Tales: Seventeen Tales and the General Prologue

    Geoffrey Chaucer, V. A. Kolve, Glending Olson

    Third Edition

    “This book has been more helpful to the students—both the better ones and the lesser ones—than any other book I have ever used in any of my classes in my more than a quarter century of university teaching.”
    —RICHARD L. KIRKWOOD, University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire

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  3. Book ImageCastle Rackrent

    Maria Edgeworth, Ryan Twomey

    The only edition of this 1800 novel—widely regarded as the first historical novel—to include supporting materials on both the importance of Maria Edgeworth as a writer and the influence of contemporary history on this novel.More

  4. Book ImageCharlotte Temple

    Susanna Rowson, Marion L. Rust

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

  5. Book ImageA Clockwork Orange

    Anthony Burgess, Mark Rawlinson

    “A brilliant novel . . . a savage satire on the distortions of the single and collective minds.” —New York Times

    “Anthony Burgess has written what looks like a nasty little shocker, but is really that rare thing in English letters: a philosophical novel.” —TimeMore

  6. Book ImageColeridge's Poetry and Prose

    Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Nicholas Halmi, Paul Magnuson, Et Al.

    Coleridge combined the genius of a poet with the mind of a philosophical critic.More

  7. Book ImageCommon Sense and Other Writings

    Thomas Paine, J. M. Opal

    Thomas Paine often declared himself a citizen of the world. This Norton Critical Edition presents Paine and his writing within the transatlantic and global context of the revolutionary ideas and actions of his time.More

  8. 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

  9. Book ImageDarwin

    Charles Darwin, Philip Appleman

    Third Edition

    "The best Darwin anthology on the market" (Stephen Jay Gould, Harvard) has just become better, in this newly revised version of the now classic Norton Critical Edition, first published in 1970.More

  10. Book ImageDavid Copperfield

    Charles Dickens, Jerome H. Buckley

    This Norton Critical Edition reprints the original 1850 text of Dickens’ most autobiographical novel, and his own personal favorite, including all of the line drawings by Phiz.More

  11. Book ImageDoctor Faustus

    Christopher Marlowe, David Scott Kastan

    Renaissance England’s great tragedy of intellectual overreaching is as relevant and unsettling today as it was when first performed at the end of the sixteenth century.More

  12. 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

  13. Book ImageDracula: A Norton Critical Edition

    Bram Stoker, Nina Auerbach, David J. Skal

    This Norton Critical Edition presents fully annotated the text of the 1897 First Edition.More

  14. Book ImageDream Visions and Other Poems

    Geoffrey Chaucer, Kathryn L. Lynch

    This Norton Critical Edition presents Chaucer’s four dream visions and selected shorter poems and is suitable for both beginning and advanced students.More

  15. Book ImageDubliners

    James Joyce, Margot Norris

    Dubliners is arguably the best-known and most influential collection of short stories written in English, and has been since its publication in 1914.More

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