American Literature after 1900

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  1. Book ImageThe Last Chicken in America: A Novel in Stories

    Ellen Litman

    "[An] elegantly constructed web of stories about Russian-Jewish immigrants....Warm, true and original."—New York Times Book ReviewMore

  2. 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

  3. Book ImagePassing

    Nella Larsen, Carla Kaplan

    Nella Larsen is a central figure in African American, Modernist, and women’s literature.More

  4. Book ImageSister Carrie

    Theodore Dreiser, Donald Pizer

    Third Edition

    The text of the Third Edition is based on the 1900 Doubleday Page edition, with detailed annotations that reveal the author’s use of real people and places in Chicago and New York.More

  5. Book ImageThree Lives and Q.E.D.

    Gertrude Stein, Marianne DeKoven

    This Norton Critical Edition includes both Three Lives and Q.E.D., first published in 1909 and 1950, respectively.More

  6. 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

  7. Book ImageThe Age of Innocence

    Edith Wharton, Candace Waid

    The text of Wharton’s richly allusive Pulitzer Prize–winning 1921 novel of desire and its implications in Old New York has been rigorously annotated by a prominent Wharton scholar.More

  8. Book ImageThe Jungle

    Upton Sinclair, Clare Virginia Eby

    The Jungle's influence has been extraordinary for a literary work. Upton Sinclair's 1906 landmark novel is widely credited with awakening the public fury that led to the passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act (1906), a watershed in consumer protection and government legislation.More

  9. Book ImageTales of Henry James

    Henry James, Christof Wegelin, Henry B. Wonham

    Second Edition

    Nine of James’s most important tales, including (new to the second edition) "In the Cage," a tale that engages James’s complicated attitudes toward gender, class, and the rise of information technology.More

  10. Book ImageThe Wings of the Dove

    Henry James, J. Donald Crowley, Richard A. Hocks

    Second Edition

    The text of this 1902 novel is again that of the fully corrected and annotated reprint of the New York Edition (1909), together with James’s preface and the two frontispieces he commissioned for the New York Edition of The Wings of the Dove.More

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. Book ImagePostmodern American Fiction: A Norton Anthology

    Paula Geyh, Fred G. Leebron, Andrew Levy

    From William S. Burroughs to David Foster Wallace, Postmodern American Fiction offers up witty, risky, exhilarating, groundbreaking fiction from five decades of postwar American life.More

  14. 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

  15. 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

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