Essays

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  1. Book ImageKitchen Yarns: Notes on Life, Love, and Food

    Ann Hood

    In this warm collection of personal essays and recipes, best-selling author Ann Hood nourishes both our bodies and our souls.More

  2. Book ImageThe Souls of Yellow Folk: Essays

    Wesley Yang

    A New York Times Notable Book of 2018A Washington Post Notable Work of NonfictionA Publishers Weekly Best Book of the YearA Spectator Best Book of the YearThe National Magazine Award–winning writer’s debut collection of incisive, stylish essays on race and gender.More

  3. Book ImageEssential Essays: Culture, Politics, and the Art of Poetry

    Adrienne Rich, Sandra M. Gilbert

    A career-spanning selection of the lucid, courageous, and boldly political prose of National Book Award winner Adrienne Rich.More

  4. Book ImageMorningstar: Growing Up With Books

    Ann Hood

    “[An] enchanting journey through Ann Hood’s early fascination with reading.… Book lovers will find Morningstar irresistible.”—Lynn Sharon Schwartz, author of Ruined by ReadingMore

  5. Book ImageAn Essay on the Principle of Population

    Thomas Robert Malthus, Joyce E. Chaplin

    The world’s population is now 7.4 billion people, placing ever greater demands on our natural resources. As we stand witness to a possible reversal of modernity’s positive trends, Malthus’s pessimism is worth full reconsideration.More

  6. Book ImageThe Norton Sampler: Short Essays for Composition

    Thomas Cooley

    Ninth Edition

    Short essays with just enough writing instruction.More

  7. Book ImageThe Norton Sampler: Short Essays for Composition

    Thomas Cooley

    High School Ninth Edition

    Short essays with just enough writing instruction.More

  8. Book ImageDouble Bind: Women on Ambition

    Robin Romm

    Breaking the last feminist taboo--once and for all.More

  9. Book ImageKnitting Pearls: Writers Writing About Knitting

    Ann Hood

    “Engaging . . . tangled stories of family relationships, expectations and traditions . . . compelling, regardless of the reader’s experience with the craft.”—Portland Press HeraldMore

  10. Book ImageLove and Ruin: Tales of Obsession, Danger, and Heartbreak from The Atavist Magazine

    Evan Ratliff, Susan Orlean

    Extraordinary stories of crime, passion, and adventure from The Atavist magazine, the trailblazing leader in longform narrative writing.More

  11. Book ImageSor Juana Inés de la Cruz: Selected Works

    Juana Inés de la Cruz, Edith Grossman, Anna More

    A wealth of background and analytical material makes Sor Juana's proto-feminist writings, newly translated, all the more compelling.More

  12. Book ImageThe Norton Reader

    Melissa Goldthwaite, Joseph Bizup, John Brereton, Et Al.

    Fourteenth High School Edition

    The classic reader that has introduced millions of students to the essay as a genre.More

  13. Book ImageBrief Encounters: A Collection of Contemporary Nonfiction

    Judith Kitchen, Dinah Lenney

    The best of short literary memoirs, essays, and reflections, many of which were written expressly for this collection. Also availableMore

  14. Book ImageThe Seagull Reader: Essays

    Joseph Kelly

    Third Edition

    Norton quality at the most affordable price.More

  15. Book ImageMarie de France: Poetry

    Marie de France, Dorothy Gilbert

    Marie de France’s beautiful poems of courtly love, enchantment, and mystery are now available in a Norton Critical Edition.More

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