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  1. Book ImageAnton Chekhov's Selected Plays

    Anton Chekhov, Laurence Senelick

    Anton Chekhov revolutionized Russian theater through his inimitable portrayals of characters faced with complex moral dilemmas.More

  2. Book ImageAnton Chekhov's Selected Stories

    Anton Chekhov, Cathy Popkin

    Fifty-two stories spanning Chekhov’s career.More

  3. Book ImageThe Analects

    Confucius, Michael Nylan, Simon Leys

    “Leys has made Confucius speak English more persuasively than any translator to date. His achievement is one of simplicity. . . . Leys sees his task as making the Confucius of the Analects fully persuasive again. He does this brilliantly.”
    —Stephen Owen, The New Republic
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  4. Book ImageMarie de France: Poetry

    Marie de France, Dorothy Gilbert

    Marie de France’s beautiful poems of courtly love, enchantment, and mystery are now available in a Norton Critical Edition.More

  5. Book ImageSor Juana Inés de la Cruz: Selected Works

    Juana Inés de la Cruz, Edith Grossman, Anna More

    A wealth of background and analytical material makes Sor Juana's proto-feminist writings, newly translated, all the more compelling.More

  6. Book ImageGuy de Maupassant's Selected Works

    Guy de Maupassant, Robert Lethbridge, Sandra Smith

    “Smith successfully captures Maupassant’s depiction of nineteenth-century French culture using terminology that allows these wonderful texts to reach a fresh generation of readers. A solid translation of some wonderful short stories.”
    —Library Journal
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  7. Book ImageCrime and Punishment: A Norton Critical Edition

    Fyodor Dostoevsky, Michael R. Katz

    First Edition

    “These are the voices of Crime and Punishment in all their original, dazzling variety: pensive, urgent, defiant, and triumphant. This new translation by Michael Katz revives the intensity Dostoevsky’s first readers experienced.” —Susan McReynolds, Northwestern University

    “Mesmerizingly good . . . the best, truest translation of Dostoevsky’s masterpiece into English. It’s a magnificent, almost terrifying achievement of translation, one that makes its predecessors, however worthy, seem safe and polite.” —Steve Donoghue, Open Letters Monthly
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  8. Book ImageCrime and Punishment

    Fyodor Dostoevsky, George Gibian

    Third Edition

    Jessie Coulson’s translation provides the text for the Third Edition of this acclaimed Norton Critical Edition.More

  9. Book ImageNotes from Underground

    Fyodor Dostoevsky, Michael R. Katz

    Second Edition

    The text for this edition of Notes from Underground is Michael Katz’s acclaimed translation of the 1863 novel, which is introduced and annotated specifically for English-speaking readers.More

  10. Book ImageThe Brothers Karamazov

    Fyodor Dostoevsky, Susan McReynolds

    Second Edition

    The Second Edition of the Norton Critical Edition of The Brothers Karamazov is based on a significantly revised translation by Susan McReynolds.More

  11. 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

  12. Book ImageThe Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African, Written by Himself

    Olaudah Equiano, Werner Sollors

    The text of Equiano’s narrative presented here is that of the 1789 first edition.More

  13. Book ImageThe Praise of Folly and Other Writings

    Desiderius Erasmus, Robert M. Adams

    This Norton Critical Edition provides a wide selection of Erasmus’s writings, translated from the Latin into fresh, modern English.More

  14. Book ImageMedea

    Euripides, Sheila Murnaghan

    “A terrific new translation—Murnaghan’s Medea is both terrifying and sympathetic, an emotionally complex portrayal that leaves the reader no simple answers.” —Kirk Ormand, Oberlin College

    “This NCE will appeal to a wide range of teachers who are in search of an authoritative text of a play that is both highly provocative and in need of interpretive support.” —Michelle Zerba, Louisiana State University
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  15. Book ImageMadame Bovary

    Gustave Flaubert, Eleanor Marx Aveling, Margaret Cohen

    Second Edition

    The text of this Norton Critical Edition is based on Eleanor Marx Aveling’s celebrated translation, revised by Paul de Man.More

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