The American Novel

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  1. Book ImageThe Rise of Silas Lapham

    William Dean Howells, Paul R. Petrie

    “I love teaching The Rise of Silas Lapham because it is a rich opportunity to examine humor, American Dream ideology, and realism (and sentimentalism) in American literature. It’s always worked well in my classes as a text that helps expand and clarify my students’ literary theoretical understanding of realism.”
    —GREGORY EISELEIN, Kansas State University

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  2. Book ImageA Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

    Mark Twain, Henry B. Wonham

    “An exciting new edition of a Twain text that raises important questions about modernity, technology, and progress. I especially welcome the inclusion of all of Dan Beard’s original illustrations.”
    —BEVERLY LYON CLARK, Wheaton College


    “Artfully designed to make Mark Twain’s ‘most conceptually ambitious and most wildly problematic novel’ accessible to today’s reader.”

    —THOMAS COOLEY, The Ohio State University

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  3. 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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  4. Book ImageUncle Tom's Cabin

    Harriet Beecher Stowe, Elizabeth Ammons

    Third Edition

    “Elizabeth Ammons has produced a first-rate Norton Critical Edition with Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” —Mason I. Lowance, Jr., University of Massachusetts Amherst  

    “I will definitely use this edition again. The critical materials at the end of the book helped my students to have informed, productive class discussions.”  —Heidi Oberholtzer Lee, University of Notre Dame

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  5. Book ImageThe Portrait of a Lady

    Henry James, Michael Gorra

    “Michael Gorra’s wise and worldly new critical edition of James’s first masterpiece will help readers of all persuasions appreciate The Portrait of a Lady as a brilliant experiment in the art of the novel; as a landmark in the emergence of American literature; and as an open-ended, quietly terrifying meditation on American identity in its encounter with the world.” —Mary Loeffelholz, Northeastern UniversityMore

  6. Book ImageThe Awakening

    Kate Chopin, Margo Culley

    Third Edition

    “I have used the Norton Critical Editions since graduate school. As a teacher of high-school literature, I find them to be excellent resources for the study of various novels, plays, etc."—Brooke Gifford, Vincent Middle High SchoolMore

  7. Book ImageThe Scarlet Letter and Other Writings

    Nathaniel Hawthorne, Leland S. Person

    Second Edition

    This perennially popular Norton Critical Edition has been revised to reflect the most current scholarly approaches to The Scarlet Letter—Hawthorne’s most widely read novel—as well as to the five short prose works—“Mrs. Hutchinson,” “Endicott and the Red Cross,” “Young Goodman Brown,” “The Minister’s Black Veil,” and “The Birth-mark”—that closely relate to the 1850 novel.More

  8. Book ImagePierre: Or, The Ambiguities

    Herman Melville, Robert S. Levine, Cindy Weinstein

    When Pierre was published one year after Moby-Dick, expectations were high. Readers expected—and Melville delivered—adventure, humor, and brilliance. Magnificent and strange, Pierre is a richly allusive novel mirroring both antebellum America and Melville’s own life.More

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. Book ImageThe Sound and the Fury

    William Faulkner, Michael Gorra

    Third Edition

    “A man is the sum of his misfortunes.”
    —William Faulkner, The Sound and the FuryMore

  12. 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

  13. Book ImageWieland and Memoirs of Carwin the Biloquist

    Charles Brockden Brown, Bryan Waterman

    The first gothic novel in America, Wieland (1798) is now available in a Norton Critical Edition.More

  14. Book ImageThe Blithedale Romance

    Nathaniel Hawthorne, Richard H. Millington

    New Edition

    This new Norton Critical Edition of Hawthorne’s innovative 1852 novel helps readers navigate and appreciate its elusive plot, powerful characters, and maddening narrator.More

  15. Book ImageCharlotte Temple

    Susanna Rowson, Marion L. Rust

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

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