Fiction & Literature

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  1. Book ImageThe Canterbury Tales Handbook

    Elizabeth Scala

    The essential student companion for reading and understandingMore

  2. 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

  3. Book ImageThe Devoted: A Novel

    Blair Hurley

    "A rich and entertaining novel about a woman, a seeker, whose life, existence and relationships are all centered around a devout Buddhist mediation practice in Boston—until they aren’t. I couldn’t put it down.”—Anne Lamott, “Favorite Reads of 2018”More

  4. Book ImageThe Norton Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales

    David Lawton

    Vibrant, innovative, accessibleMore

  5. Book ImageThe Rationing: A Novel

    Charles Wheelan

    Political backstabbing, rank hypocrisy, and dastardly deception reign in this delightfully entertaining political satire, sure to lift one’s spirits far above the national stage.More

  6. Book ImageHybrida: Poems

    Tina Chang

    A stirring and confident examination of mixed-race identity, violence, and history skillfully rendered through the lens of motherhood.More

  7. Book ImageTyrant: Shakespeare on Politics

    Stephen Greenblatt

    "Brilliant, beautifully organized, exceedingly readable."—Philip Roth

    World-renowned Shakespeare scholar Stephen Greenblatt explores the playwright’s insight into bad (and often mad) rulers.More

  8. Book ImageThe Norton Chaucer

    David Lawton

    First Edition

    A vibrant edition brings Chaucer's complete works to lifeMore

  9. Book ImageAfternoon of a Faun: A Novel

    James Lasdun

    Taut, stylish, and psychologically acute, Afternoon of a Faun dramatizes the search for truth as an accusation of sexual assault plunges a journalist into a series of deepening crises.More

  10. Book ImageSwift: New and Selected Poems

    David Baker

    A sweeping achievement from a poet whose "rhythms are as alive to the roll and tang of syllables on the tongue as they are to the circulation of blood and sap" (Rosanna Warren, Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize citation).More

  11. Book ImageWhat Blest Genius?: The Jubilee That Made Shakespeare

    Andrew McConnell Stott

    The remarkable, ridiculous, rain-soaked story of Shakespeare’s Jubilee: the event that established William Shakespeare as the greatest writer of all time.More

  12. 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

  13. Book ImageChaucer's People: Everyday Lives in Medieval England

    Liza Picard

    The Middle Ages re-created through the cast of pilgrims in The Canterbury Tales.More

  14. Book ImageGoing For a Beer: Selected Short Fictions

    Robert Coover

    “A mixtape of variations and a fugue on time from a postmodern master.… Familiar tales and conventional genres are made new, tinged with shuddering wonder and titillating humor.” —Yu-Yun Hsieh, The New York Times Book ReviewMore

  15. Book ImageSun in Days: Poems

    Meghan O'Rourke

    Named a Best Poetry Book of 2017 by the New York Times Book Review, Sun in Days is “O’Rourke’s most ravishing and brilliant collection yet” (Cathy Park Hong).More

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