American Literature after 1900

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  1. Book ImageAdrienne Rich: Poetry and Prose

    Adrienne Rich, Albert Gelpi, Barbara Charlesworth Gelpi, Et Al.

    Second Edition

    This absolutely exquisite selection of a major poet’s best poetry is a tribute to both her and the editors as well as a deep service to literate humanity.” —ALBERT WACHTEL, Pitzer College

    I do use your edition of Rich each time I teach my women writers course. It’s essential!” —JOELLEN DELUCIA, Central Michigan University

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  2. 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

  3. Book ImageAs I Lay Dying

    William Faulkner, Michael Gorra

    Long been recognized not only as one of William Faulkner’s greatest works, but also as the most accessible of his major novels.More

  4. Book ImageThe Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

    James Weldon Johnson, Jacqueline Goldsby

    The Norton Critical Edition of this influential Harlem Renaissance novel includes related materials available in no other edition.More

  5. Book ImageCane

    Jean Toomer, Rudolph P. Byrd, Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

    Second Edition

    A masterpiece of the Harlem Renaissance and a canonical work in both the American and the African American literary traditions, Cane is now available in a revised and expanded Norton Critical Edition.More

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Book ImageEthan Frome

    Edith Wharton, Kristin O. Lauer, Cynthia Griffin Wolff

    This Norton Critical Edition of Edith Wharton's celebrated novella is based on the first edition, published by Charles Scribner's Sons in 1911.More

  9. Book ImageThe Garden of Last Days: A Novel

    Andre Dubus III

    “So good, so damn compulsively readable, that I can hardly believe it.” —Stephen King, Entertainment WeeklyMore

  10. Book ImageThe House of Mirth

    Edith Wharton, Elizabeth Ammons

    Second Edition

    “Professor Ammons’ excellent edition is essential for students interested in a contextualized approach to Wharton’s The House of Mirth.” —Andrew Kopec, Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne

    “A staple in my feminist theory and sex-gender courses, this novel provides endless opportunities for discussion of the situation of women, of performing ‘feminine,’ and of the insecurities and dangers for women in a society with limited economic possibilities. This is an excellent edition and I appreciate it.” —Paula Backscheider, Auburn University
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  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 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

  13. 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

  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 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

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