American Realism & Reform

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  1. Book ImageLittle Women

    Louisa May Alcott, Gregory Eiselein, Anne K Phillips

    This authoritative, accurate text of the first edition (1868–69) of Little Women is accompanied by textual variants and thorough explanatory annotations.More

  2. Book ImageRagged Dick

    Horatio Alger, Jr., Hildegard Hoeller

    Ragged Dick; or, Street Life in New York with the Boot Blacks is arguably the best known of Horatio Alger’s American rags-to-riches stories.More

  3. Book ImageThe Conjure Stories

    Charles W. Chesnutt, Jennifer Rae Greeson, Robert B. Stepto

    Fourteen conjure tales by one of America’s most influential African American fiction writers.More

  4. Book ImageThe Marrow of Tradition

    Charles W. Chesnutt, Werner Sollors

    The Norton Critical Edition of this hugely influential novel gives readers the fullest possible sense of its historical background and critical assessment.More

  5. 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

  6. Book ImageThe Red Badge of Courage

    Stephen Crane, Eric Carl Link, Donald Pizer

    Fourth Edition

    This Norton Critical Edition of Stephen Crane’s classic 1895 Civil War novel is again based on the first published edition, conservatively edited.More

  7. Book ImageMaggie: A Girl of the Streets

    Stephen Crane, Thomas A. Gullason

    Maggie: A Girl of the Streets was the first major naturalistic novel in America.More

  8. Book ImageNarrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

    Frederick Douglass, William L. Andrews, William S. McFeely

    Second Edition

    This revision of the acclaimed and widely assigned Norton Critical Edition of Frederick Douglass’s great autobiography Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself includes key examples of literary and cultural analyses that have engaged scholars over the last three decades.More

  9. Book ImageSister Carrie

    Theodore Dreiser, Donald Pizer

    Third Edition

    The text of the Third Edition is based on the 1900 Doubleday Page edition, with detailed annotations that reveal the author’s use of real people and places in Chicago and New York.More

  10. Book ImageThe Souls of Black Folk

    W. E. B. Du Bois, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Terri Hume Oliver

    When it was published in 1903, The Souls of Black Folk revolutionized thinking about the experience of African Americans in the United States.More

  11. Book ImageEmerson's Prose and Poetry

    Ralph Waldo Emerson, Saundra Morris, Joel Porte

    This new volume is the most comprehensive collection of Emerson’s writings available in a paperback edition.More

  12. Book ImageWoman in the Nineteenth Century

    Margaret Fuller, Larry J. Reynolds

    The text is that of the first edition and includes comprehensive textual annotations.More

  13. Book ImageThe House of the Seven Gables

    Nathaniel Hawthorne, Robert S. Levine

    This all-new edition of Hawthorne’s celebrated 1851 novel is based on The Ohio State University Press’s Centenary Edition of the Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne.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 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

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