Fiction & Literature

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  1. Book ImageThe Norton Chaucer

    David Lawton

    A vibrant edition brings Chaucer's complete works to lifeMore

  2. Book ImageThe Canterbury Tales Handbook

    Elizabeth Scala

    The essential student companion for reading and understandingMore

  3. Book ImageThe Prince: A Norton Critical Edition

    Niccolò Machiavelli, Wayne A. Rebhorn

    Third Edition

    “A highly-readable translation and very inclusive selection of critical responses, making this the best edition of the text for an undergraduate readership.”  —Christian M. Billing, University of Hull  “It is quite thorough for one semester, and bears up well for ongoing study. This is a very well-thought-out concept for such a seminal work.  It more than meets the requirements for my upper-level undergraduate courses.”  —Jeff Steele, Principia CollegeMore

  4. Book ImageThe Epic of Gilgamesh: A Norton Critical Edition

    Benjamin R. Foster

    Second Edition

    “This scrupulous new translation of The Epic of Gilgamesh manages to convey much of the archaic power and even something of the occasional humor of the ancient Mesopotamian poem. What is especially valuable is that the translators, by collating passages from the different ancient versions of this epic that have survived only in fragments, have made available many vivid narrative episodes that will be new to most English readers of the poem.” —Robert Alter, University of California, BerkeleyMore

  5. Book ImageWuthering Heights: A Norton Critical Edition

    Emily Brontë, Alexandra Lewis

    Fifth Edition

    “Thank you. This is absolutely first-class in all respects. The reprinted 1850 poems and the contemporary reviews unveil insights unsuspected by the majority of readers; and the selection of current views and criticism is sensitive and representative.” —N. S. Asbridge, Central Connecticut State University

    “A fine new edition at an affordable price.” —Bernard Duyfhuizen, University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire
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  6. Book ImageBeowulf: A Verse Translation: A Norton Critical Edition

    Seamus Heaney, Daniel Donoghue

    Second Edition

    “Accomplishes what before now had seemed impossible: a faithful rendering that is simultaneously an original and gripping poem in its own right.”  —New York Times Book Review“Excellent ancillary materials in this critical edition make a potentially alienating text and culture accessible and engaging.” —Tim Melnarik, California State University, San BernardinoMore

  7. Book ImageHouse of Stone: A Novel

    Novuyo Rosa Tshuma

    Pulsing with wit, seduction, and dark humor, House of Stone is a masterful debut that explores the creative—and often destructive—act of history-making.More

  8. Book ImageHamlet: A Norton Critical Edition

    William Shakespeare, Robert S. Miola

    Second Edition

    “A perfect volume to initiate majors into the discipline and delight of carefully examining presumptions, priorities, language, and structures of both primary and secondary texts.”
    —Stephen R. Honeygosky, University of Pittsburgh
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  9. Book ImageThe Tempest: A Norton Critical Edition

    William Shakespeare, Peter Hulme, William H. Sherman

    Second Edition

    “Presenting an utterly reliable text, together with a rich collection of social, historical, and performance-based materials, this edition illuminates our understanding of the play as it has been interpreted traditionally, while simultaneously pointing the way to innovative, revisionist readings for the future.”
    —S. P. Cerasano, Colgate University

    “The Norton Critical Tempest is a truly wonderful resource: it illuminates Shakespeare’s most open-ended play with a wealth of richly suggestive contextual materials—on magic, on human perfectibility, on travel and alien worlds, on colonial domination, on religion and politics. Providing a well-selected sampling of interpretive criticism and artistic rewritings, the edition will inspire students to become researchers and re-creators themselves as they bring these texts into conversation with Shakespeare’s magical and enigmatic creation.”
    —Lynne Magnusson, University of Toronto
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  10. Book ImageCollected Poems

    Robert Bly

    Gathering more than sixty years of poetry, Collected Poems showcases the brilliant career of a "great American transcendentalist" (New York Times).More

  11. Book ImageThe Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve: The Story That Created Us

    Stephen Greenblatt

    “Endlessly illuminating and a sheer pleasure to read.” —Jack Miles, author of God: A Biography

    Daring to take the great biblical account of human origins seriously, but without credulityMore

  12. 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

  13. Book ImageWit's End: What Wit Is, How It Works, and Why We Need It

    James Geary

    "A witty book about wit that steers an elegant path between waggishness and wisdom." —Stephen FryMore

  14. Book ImageA Sleepwalk on the Severn

    Alice Oswald

    An early work from the acclaimed poet of Memorial and Falling Awake, appearing for the first time in the United States.More

  15. Book ImageThe Souls of Yellow Folk: Essays

    Wesley Yang

    A New York Times Notable Book of 2018

    The National Magazine Award–winning writer’s debut collection of incisive, stylish essays on race and gender.More

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