Irish Literature

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  1. Book ImageTristram Shandy: A Norton Critical Edition

    Laurence Sterne, Judith Hawley

    “Packed with carefully curated supplementary goodies, Hawley’s edition will allow students and scholars alike to appreciate the breadth and depth of Sterne’s wit, creativity, and pathos.” —Evan Gottlieb, Oregon State University  

     

    “This new edition of Tristram expands commentary by the great early novelists and by today’s most influential critics.” —Paula Backscheider, Auburn University

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  2. Book ImageCastle Rackrent

    Maria Edgeworth, Ryan Twomey

    The only edition of this 1800 novel—widely regarded as the first historical novel—to include supporting materials on both the importance of Maria Edgeworth as a writer and the influence of contemporary history on this novel.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 ImageModern and Contemporary Irish Drama

    John P. Harrington

    Second Edition

    Modern and Contemporary Irish Drama is the ideal focal point for the study of Irish literature and culture and, because of its many great twentieth-century works, for the study of drama more generally.More

  5. Book ImageThe Gonne-Yeats Letters 1893-1938

    Maude Gonne, William Butler Yeats, Anna Macbride White, Et Al.

    Correspondence of W.B. Yeats and the love of his life Maud Gonne revealing the depth of his love and her tempestuous private life.More

  6. Book ImageA Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

    James Joyce, John Paul Riquelme

    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is one of the twentieth century’s great coming-of-age novels.More

  7. Book ImageThe Picture of Dorian Gray

    Oscar Wilde, Michael Patrick Gillespie

    Second Edition

    As featured on PBS’s The Great American Read

    This Norton Critical Edition is the only edition available that includes both the 1890 Lippincott’s and the 1891 book versions of The Picture of Dorian Gray, allowing students to compare the two published versions with the editorial guidance of Michael Patrick Gillespie.

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  8. Book ImageDubliners

    James Joyce, Margot Norris

    Dubliners is arguably the best-known and most influential collection of short stories written in English, and has been since its publication in 1914.More

  9. Book ImageThe Importance of Being Earnest

    Oscar Wilde, Michael Patrick Gillespie

    The text of this Norton Critical Edition of The Importance of Being Earnest is the established three-act version. Originally in four acts, Wilde shortened it to three at the urging of George Alexander, the owner of the St. James Theatre and first actor to play Jack Worthing. The play is accompanied by explanatory annotations and by an appendix of excised portions.More

  10. Book ImageGeorge Bernard Shaw's Plays

    George Bernard Shaw, Sandie Byrne

    Second Edition

    This collection presents a cross-section of Shaw's most important theater work—Mrs. Warren's Profession, Man and Superman, Major Barbara, and Pygmalion.More

  11. Book ImageYeats's Poetry, Drama, and Prose

    William Butler Yeats, James Pethica

    This brand new collection, impeccably edited by James Pethica, presents a comprehensive selection of Yeats's major contributions in poetry, drama, prose fiction, autobiography, and criticism.More

  12. Book ImageDracula: A Norton Critical Edition

    Bram Stoker, Nina Auerbach, David J. Skal

    This Norton Critical Edition presents fully annotated the text of the 1897 First Edition.More

  13. 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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  14. 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