Nonfiction

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  1. Book ImageIn Short: A Collection of Brief Creative Nonfiction

    Mary Paumier Jones, Judith Kitchen

    Welcome to the first anthology to identify and celebrate a new nonfiction form: the Short!More

  2. Book ImageUp From Slavery

    Booker T. Washington, William L. Andrews

    Upon its publication in 1901, Up From Slavery became the most influential book written by an African American. As one of a handful of classic American autobiographies, its place in the literary and historical canons is assured. This Norton Critical Edition includes as its text the first book edition, published by Doubleday, Page and Company. The text is fully annotated and includes the index that appended the first book edition.More

  3. Book ImageNewton

    Isaac Newton, I. Bernard Cohen, Richard S. Westfall

    At last—an illuminating and accessible edition of Isaac Newton's writings, intended for nonspecialist readers. I. Bernard Cohen and Richard S. Westfall have meticulously collected representative works from every major aspect of Newton's intellectual life.More

  4. Book ImageThe Norton Book of Women's Lives

    Phyllis Rose

    "This remarkable and wide-ranging collection, full of surprises, should encourage any woman who is trying to survive in a man's world, and enlighten any man who sincerely wants to understand contemporary women." —Alison LurieMore

  5. Book ImageLife Notes: Personal Writings by Contemporary Black Women

    Patricia Bell-Scott

    Life Notes is the first collection devoted exclusively to writings from the journals, diaries, and personal notebooks of contemporary black women.
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  6. Book ImageThe Prince

    Niccolò Machiavelli, Robert M. Adams

    Second Edition

    Robert M. Adams’s superb translation of Machiavelli’s best-known work is again the basis for this Norton Critical Edition.More

  7. 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

  8. Book ImageSt. Thomas Aquinas on Politics and Ethics

    Saint Thomas Aquinas, Paul E. Sigmund

    St. Thomas Aquinas on Politics and Ethics contains translations of carefully chosen and central selections from The Summa Against the Gentiles, On Kingship or The Governance of Rulers, and The Summa of Theology.More

  9. Book ImageRousseau's Political Writings: Discourse on Inequality, Discourse on Political Economy, On Social Contract

    Jean Jacques Rousseau, Alan Ritter, Julia Conaway Bondanella

    This Norton Critical Edition includes the three most important of Rousseau’s political writings: Discourse on Inequality, Discourse on Political Economy, and On Social Contract.More

  10. 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

  11. Book ImageThe Prelude: 1799, 1805, 1850

    William Wordsworth, M. H. Abrams, Stephen Gill, Et Al.

    This volume is the first to present Wordsworth's great poem in all three of its forms. It reprints, on facing pages, the version of The Prelude that was completed in 1805, together with the much-revised work published after the poets death in 1850. In addition, the editors include the two-part version of the poem, composed in 1798-99. Each of these poems possesses distinctive qualities and values; to read them together provides an incomparable chance to observe a great poet composing and re-composing, throughout a long life, his major work.More

  12. Book ImageApologia Pro Vita Sua

    John Henry Cardinal Newman, David J. DeLaura

    The text of the Apologia reprinted in this volume is the definitive text, embodying all of Newman's later changes, which reached its final form about 1886. Extensive notes are provided.More

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