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  1. Book ImageThe Gawain Poet: Complete Works: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Patience, Cleanness, Pearl, Saint Erkenwald

    Marie Borroff

    Of the five poems contained in this book, two are acknowledged masterpieces. The plot of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, an Arthurian romance, brilliantly interweaves elements of suspense and high comedy.More

  2. Book ImageGeorge Bernard Shaw's Plays

    George Bernard Shaw, Sandie Byrne

    Second Edition

    This collection presents a cross-section of Shaw's most important theater work—Mrs. Warren's Profession, Man and Superman, Major Barbara, and Pygmalion.More

  3. Book ImageThe Gonne-Yeats Letters 1893-1938

    Maude Gonne, William Butler Yeats, Anna Macbride White, Et Al.

    Correspondence of W.B. Yeats and the love of his life Maud Gonne revealing the depth of his love and her tempestuous private life.More

  4. Book ImageThe Good Soldier

    Ford Madox Ford, Martin Stannard

    Second Edition

    Heralded by Graham Greene as “one of the finest novels of our century,” Ford Madox Ford’s 1915 modernist masterpiece of passion and deceit is now available in a revised and expanded Norton Critical Edition.More

  5. Book ImageGreat Expectations

    Charles Dickens, Edgar Rosenberg

    This Norton Critical Edition, edited by the pioneer of Great Expectations scholarship, presents the most thorough textual edition of the novel (1861) available.More

  6. Book ImageGulliver's Travels

    Jonathan Swift, Albert J. Rivero

    As featured on PBS’s The Great American Read

    This new edition of Swift's satiric classic is based on the 1726 text—the edition textual scholars now consider the most authoritative.

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  7. Book ImageHamlet

    William Shakespeare, Robert S. Miola

    New Edition

    Hamlet, Shakespeare’s most famous play, is now available in an all-new, illustrated Norton Critical Edition.More

  8. Book ImageHamlet: A Norton Critical Edition

    William Shakespeare, Robert S. Miola

    Second Edition

    “A perfect volume to initiate majors into the discipline and delight of carefully examining presumptions, priorities, language, and structures of both primary and secondary texts.”
    —Stephen R. Honeygosky, University of Pittsburgh
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  9. Book ImageHamlet: Screenplay, Introduction and Film Diary

    Kenneth Branagh, William Shakespeare, Russell Jackson, Et Al.

    The tie-in book to the latest Shakespearean film by Kenneth Branagh, whose Henry V and Much Ado About Nothing were huge critical and popular successes.More

  10. Book ImageHard Times

    Charles Dickens, Fred Kaplan

    Fourth Edition

    “An excellent collection of critical and social commentary that will help to make Dickens’ image of Victorian England meaningful to all students.” —John Howard Wilson, Dakota Wesleyan UniversityMore

  11. Book ImageHeart of Darkness

    Joseph Conrad, Paul B. Armstrong

    Fifth Edition

    “This is the best Norton Critical Edition yet! All my students have become intensely interested in reading Conrad—largely because of this excellent work.” —Elise F. Knapp, Western Connecticut State UniversityMore

  12. Book ImageHowards End

    E. M. Forster, Paul B. Armstrong

    The text is that of the first English edition (1910), published by Edward Arnold. It is accompanied by textual annotations and a textual appendix.More

  13. Book ImageThe Importance of Being Earnest

    Oscar Wilde, Michael Patrick Gillespie

    The text of this Norton Critical Edition of The Importance of Being Earnest is the established three-act version. Originally in four acts, Wilde shortened it to three at the urging of George Alexander, the owner of the St. James Theatre and first actor to play Jack Worthing. The play is accompanied by explanatory annotations and by an appendix of excised portions.More

  14. Book ImageIn Memoriam

    Alfred Tennyson, Erik Gray

    Second Edition

    Tennyson’s central poem is presented with an extensive introduction that provides background information on the poet and poem as well as an overview of In Memoriam’s formal and thematic peculiarities, including Tennyson’s use of the stanza and the poem’s rhyme scheme.More

  15. Book ImageJacob's Room

    Virginia Woolf, Suzanne Raitt

    Jacob’s Room is Virginia Woolf’s experimental third novel, set in England during the halcyon days before World War I. The text reprinted here is the first British edition, which Woolf approved, and which retains her original layout, including paragraph spacing.More

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