Fiction

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  1. Book ImageThe Norton Anthology of Contemporary Fiction

    R. V. Cassill, Joyce Carol Oates

    Second Edition

    In this Second Edition of The Norton Anthology of Contemporary Fiction, master teachers and writers R.V. Cassill and Joyce Carol Oates have refreshed and updated the acclaimed original volume, celebrating not only the enduring literary genre but also that genre's continuing energy and success.More

  2. Book ImageThe Book of the Courtier

    Baldesar Castiglione, Charles S. Singleton, Daniel Javitch

    The Book of the Courtier (1528) is a series of fictional conversations by courtiers of the Duke of Urbino that takes place in 1507, while Castiglione was himself attaché to the Duke.More

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Book ImageDon Quijote

    Miguel de Cervantes, Burton Raffel, Diana de Armas Wilson

    The text reprinted here is based on award-winning translator Burton Raffel’s masterful translation of Don Quijote, which is consistent, fluid, and modeled closely on the original Spanish.More

  6. Book ImageAnton Chekhov's Selected Stories

    Anton Chekhov, Cathy Popkin

    Fifty-two stories spanning Chekhov’s career.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 Secret Agent

    Joseph Conrad, Richard Niland

    “[A] masterly study of the inner workings of the disordered minds whose aim is destruction, violence, and the overturning of law and order by means of bombs.” —The (London) Observer (1907)More

  9. 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

  10. Book ImageThe Secret Sharer and Other Stories

    Joseph Conrad, John G. Peters

    This Norton Critical Edition includes four stories—two set on stormy seas, two on calm seas, all four based on the same incident—that speak to each other in interesting ways.More

  11. Book ImageLord Jim

    Joseph Conrad, Thomas C. Moser

    Second Edition

    This Norton Critical Edition provides the most authoritative text of Lord Jim yet published; it is based on the definitive third English edition, collated with the periodical version that appeared in Blackwood’s Magazine and with the first English edition.More

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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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  15. Book ImageRobinson Crusoe: A Norton Critical Edition

    Daniel Defoe, Michael Shinagel

    Second Edition

    The Second Edition of the Norton Critical Edition of Robinson Crusoe is based on the Shakespeare Head Press reprint of the first edition copy in the British Museum, with the "errata" listed by Defoe’s publisher, William Taylor, incorporated into the text.More

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