Poetry

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  1. Book ImageBeowulf: A Prose Translation

    E. Talbot Donaldson, Nicholas Howe

    Second Edition

    The text of this edition of Beowulf is based on the highly regarded Donaldson prose translation of the Anglo-Saxon epic poem.More

  2. Book ImageThe Selected Writings of Christine de Pizan

    Christine de Pizan, Kevin Brownlee, Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski

    Christine de Pizan (ca. 1364-ca. 1421) is Europe’s first professional woman writer. She wrote an astonishing body of work in many genres, including lyric poetry, allegorical dream visions, history, political treatises, and biography.More

  3. Book ImageAurora Leigh

    Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Margaret Reynolds

    This Norton Critical Edition of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s 1856 verse-novel is based on Margaret Reynolds’ variorum edition, which the British Academy awarded the 1993 Rose Mary Crawshay Prize and which is reprinted here by special arrangement with the Ohio University Press.More

  4. Book ImageMiddle English Romances

    Stephen H. A. Shepherd

    This Norton Critical Edition presents significant examples of one of the most important bodies of English poetry written before the Renaissance.More

  5. Book ImageThe Odyssey

    Homer, Albert Cook

    Second Edition

    The Second Edition of this Norton Critical Edition continues to be based on Albert Cook’s translation, widely acclaimed for its poetic phrasing and linguistic accuracy.More

  6. Book ImageThe Women Troubadours

    Meg Bogin

    An introduction to the women poets of 12th-century Provence and a collection of their poems.More

  7. 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

  8. Book ImageThe Song of Roland

    Frederick Goldin

    The Song of Roland, one of the earliest medieval epic poems, was written in France in about 1100. The poem is based on an incident during Charlemagne’s wars against Muslims in Spain. Charlemagne puts his nephew, Count Roland, in charge of the rearguard as French knights retreat. The rearguard is attacked by a much larger Arab army, and Roland waits too long to summon Charlemagne’s help.More

  9. Book ImageThe Tale of the Campaign of Igor: A Russian Epic Poem of the Twelfth Century

    Robert C. Howes

    In the spring of 1185, Prince Igor Sviatoslavich, with his brother, nephew, and son, set forth from Novgorod at the head of a Russian army to fight the tribes of Polovetsian barbarians that were ravaging border towns near the Black Sea.More

  10. Book ImageMiddle English Lyrics

    Richard L. Hoffman, Maxwell S. Luria

    This Norton Critical Edition offers one of the largest collections of Middle English lyrics ever made available to the college student.More

  11. Book ImageThe Writings of Jonathan Swift

    Jonathan Swift, Robert A. Greenberg, William B. Piper

    This volume contains the complete and definitive texts of virtually all of Swift's major works, as well as a generous selection of his poetry and other writings.More

  12. Book ImageBeowulf: A New Prose Translation

    E. Talbot Donaldson

    This book is a highly accurate, new prose translation of the classic Anglo-Saxon poem, Beowulf.More

  13. Book ImageThe Iliad of Homer: The Wrath of Achilles

    I. A. Richards

    According to legend, in ancient times Agamemnon led the Greeks into war with the city of Troy to recapture the beautiful Helen of Troy, wife of King Menelaus of Sparta.More

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