18th Century British Literature

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  1. Book ImageThe Coquette and The Boarding School

    Hannah Webster Foster, Jennifer Harris, Bryan Waterman

    Hannah Webster Foster's two major Early American works with a wealth of primary materials are now available in a Norton Critical Edition.More

  2. Book ImageCharlotte Temple

    Susanna Rowson, Marion L. Rust

    The best-selling Early American novel is now available in a Norton Critical Edition.More

  3. Book ImageThe Essential Writings of Jonathan Swift

    Jonathan Swift, Ian Higgins, Claude Rawson

    This Norton Critical Edition is the fullest single-volume collection of Jonathan Swift's writings, encompassing not only the major prose satires—A Tale of the Tub, Gulliver’s Travels, and A Modest Proposal—but also a large number of other works, including his most important poems and political writings. The texts are accompanied by detailed explanatory annotations by Ian Higgins, thirty illustrations, and a full introduction by Claude Rawson. This is an indispensable edition for scholar and student alike.More

  4. Book ImageA Vindication of the Rights of Woman

    Mary Wollstonecraft, Deidre Shauna Lynch

    Third Edition

    Arguably the most original book of the eighteenth century, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman is a pioneering feminist work.More

  5. Book ImageBlake's Poetry and Designs

    William Blake, John E. Grant, Mary Lynn Johnson

    Second Edition

    The Second Edition of this revered Norton Critical Edition is the most comprehensive introduction to Blake’s poetry and thought available.More

  6. Book ImageMoll Flanders

    Daniel Defoe, Albert J. Rivero

    Moll Flanders is one of the best-selling novels of all time.More

  7. Book ImageColeridge's Poetry and Prose

    Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Nicholas Halmi, Paul Magnuson, Et Al.

    Coleridge combined the genius of a poet with the mind of a philosophical critic.More

  8. 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

  9. Book ImageEvelina

    Frances Burney, Stewart J. Cooke

    The text is that of the third edition text of this influential novel, which incorporates all of Burney’s changes.More

  10. Book ImageRestoration and Eighteenth-Century Comedy

    Scott McMillin

    Second Edition

    This Second Edition builds on its predecessor’s strengths by adding a sixth play, Aphra Behn’s The Rover, a comedy that has clearly come into prominence in recent years.More

  11. Book ImageGulliver's Travels

    Jonathan Swift, Albert J. Rivero

    As featured on PBS’s The Great American Read

    This new edition of Swift's satiric classic is based on the 1726 text—the edition textual scholars now consider the most authoritative.

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  12. 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

  13. Book ImageTom Jones

    Henry Fielding, Sheridan Baker

    Second Edition

    The Second Edition of this Norton Critical Edition of Fielding’s great novel reprints the definitive fourth edition text (1749, dated 1750), "Carefully revis’d and corrected/By Henry Fielding, Esq;", the last in his lifetime.More

  14. Book ImageRobinson Crusoe: A Norton Critical Edition

    Daniel Defoe, Michael Shinagel

    Second Edition

    The Second Edition of the Norton Critical Edition of Robinson Crusoe is based on the Shakespeare Head Press reprint of the first edition copy in the British Museum, with the "errata" listed by Defoe’s publisher, William Taylor, incorporated into the text.More

  15. Book ImageA Journal of the Plague Year

    Daniel Defoe, Paula R. Backsheider

    This Norton Critical Edition of one of Defoe’s most important works reprints the 1722 text, the only edition published in Defoe’s lifetime.More

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