American Literature

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  1. Book ImageCrescent: A Novel

    Diana Abu-Jaber

    "Abu-Jaber's voluptuous prose features insights into the Arab American community that are wisely, warmly depicted."—San Francisco ChronicleMore

  2. Book ImageLittle Women

    Louisa May Alcott, Gregory Eiselein, Anne K Phillips

    This authoritative, accurate text of the first edition (1868–69) of Little Women is accompanied by textual variants and thorough explanatory annotations.More

  3. Book ImageRagged Dick

    Horatio Alger, Jr., Hildegard Hoeller

    Ragged Dick; or, Street Life in New York with the Boot Blacks is arguably the best known of Horatio Alger’s American rags-to-riches stories.More

  4. Book ImageWinesburg, Ohio

    Sherwood Anderson, Charles E. Modlin, Ray Lewis White

    Set against the backdrop of a fictional 1890s town, Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio depicts the not-so-simple lives of its residents as seen through the eyes of George Willard, a young and observant resident.More

  5. Book ImageThe Norton Anthology of American Literature

    Nina Baym, Robert S. Levine, Wayne Franklin, Et Al.

    Eighth Edition / Volume(s): 2 / 1865 to the Present

    Read by more than 2.5 million students over 30 years, The Norton Anthology of American Literature sets the standard and remains an unmatched value.More

  6. 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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  7. Book ImageWieland and Memoirs of Carwin the Biloquist

    Charles Brockden Brown, Bryan Waterman

    The first gothic novel in America, Wieland (1798) is now available in a Norton Critical Edition.More

  8. Book ImageThe Study of American Folklore: An Introduction

    Jan Harold Brunvand

    Fourth Edition

    The definitive introduction to American folklore.More

  9. Book ImageReadings in American Folklore

    Jan Harold Brunvand

    This book fills the long-felt need for an organized collection of scholarly studies in American folklore.

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  10. Book ImageThe Vanishing Hitchhiker: American Urban Legends and Their Meanings

    Jan Harold Brunvand

    The book that launched America's urban legend obsession!More

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. Book ImageJewish American Literature: A Norton Anthology

    Jules Chametzky, John Felstiner, Hilene Flanzbaum, Et Al.

    The Most Comprehensive Anthology of Jewish American Literature Ever Published: With the work of 145 writers, from 1645 to the present, writing in all genres—fiction, poetry, drama, essays, letters, editorials, journals, autobiography, cartoons, song lyrics, and jokes.More

  14. Book ImageThe Marrow of Tradition

    Charles W. Chesnutt, Werner Sollors

    The Norton Critical Edition of this hugely influential novel gives readers the fullest possible sense of its historical background and critical assessment.More

  15. Book ImageThe Conjure Stories

    Charles W. Chesnutt, Jennifer Rae Greeson, Robert B. Stepto

    Fourteen conjure tales by one of America’s most influential African American fiction writers.More

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