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  1. Book ImageThe Norton Book of Nature Writing

    John Elder, Robert Finch

    College Edition

    W. W. Norton is pleased to announce that The Norton Book of Nature Writing is now available in a paperback college edition.More

  2. Book ImageEmerson's Prose and Poetry

    Ralph Waldo Emerson, Saundra Morris, Joel Porte

    This new volume is the most comprehensive collection of Emerson’s writings available in a paperback edition.More

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Book ImageThe Book of Margery Kempe

    Margery Kempe, Lynn Staley

    The text presented here remains as faithful to the original Middle English as possible, without sounding archaic.More

  6. Book ImageYeats's Poetry, Drama, and Prose

    William Butler Yeats, James Pethica

    This brand new collection, impeccably edited by James Pethica, presents a comprehensive selection of Yeats's major contributions in poetry, drama, prose fiction, autobiography, and criticism.More

  7. Book ImageBlack Genius: African-American Solutions to African-American Problems

    Regina Austin, Manthia Diawara, Walter Mosley, Et Al.

    Thirteen of black America's most eloquent voices share their visions for a self-sufficient, self-determined future.More

  8. Book ImageIn Brief: Short Takes on the Personal

    Mary Paumier Jones, Judith Kitchen

    An exciting new anthology by the editors of the popular In Short, about which Publishers Weekly said: "Even readers skeptical of short-attention-span publishing will find these shorts addictive."More

  9. Book ImageThe Souls of Black Folk

    W. E. B. Du Bois, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Terri Hume Oliver

    When it was published in 1903, The Souls of Black Folk revolutionized thinking about the experience of African Americans in the United States.More

  10. Book ImageThe Peloponnesian War

    Thucydides, Jennifer Tolbert Roberts, Walter Blanco

    A masterpiece of historical writing, Thucydides' account of the war fourth in the fifth century B.C. between the Athenian and Spartan alliances established a paradigm for the war monograph. The complete text appears here in a new and spirited translation by Walter Blanco. Jennifer Roberts's introduction and annotations provide vital background information.More

  11. Book ImageWoman in the Nineteenth Century

    Margaret Fuller, Larry J. Reynolds

    The text is that of the first edition and includes comprehensive textual annotations.More

  12. Book ImageSojourner Truth: A Life, A Symbol

    Nell Irvin Painter

    A monumental biography of one of the most important black women of the nineteenth century.More

  13. Book ImageThe Selected Writings of Christine de Pizan

    Christine de Pizan, Kevin Brownlee, Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski

    Christine de Pizan (ca. 1364-ca. 1421) is Europe’s first professional woman writer. She wrote an astonishing body of work in many genres, including lyric poetry, allegorical dream visions, history, political treatises, and biography.More

  14. Book ImageMill: The Spirit of the Age, On Liberty, The Subjection of Women

    John Stuart Mill, Alan Ryan

    This long-anticipated Norton Critical Edition represents an extensive revision of its predecessor, On Liberty, edited by the late David Spitz.More

  15. Book ImageLeviathan

    Thomas Hobbes, Richard Flathman, David Johnston

    This Norton Critical Edition of arguably the greatest work of political theory written in the English language contains the bulk of Hobbes's treatise, including all chapters except those of interest primarily to professional historical scholars.More

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