Theory & Criticism

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  1. Book ImageThe Immortal Evening: A Legendary Dinner with Keats, Wordsworth, and Lamb

    Stanley Plumly

    A window onto the lives of the Romantic poets through the re-creation of one legendary night in 1817.More

  2. Book ImageJane Eyre

    Charlotte Brontë, Deborah Lutz

    Fourth Edition

    "The Brontës' gifted biographer provides us with another superlative Norton Critical Edition of Charlotte Brontë's classic novel. For the classroom and for the general reader, there's no better way to experience the context in which Jane Eyre was written, illuminating modern commentary, and the novel itself in an authoritative text."—Fred Kaplan, Queens College and The Graduate Center, City University of New YorkMore

  3. Book ImagePride and Prejudice

    Jane Austen, Donald Gray, Mary A. Favret

    Fourth Edition

    The Norton Critical Edition of Pride and Prejudice has been revised to reflect the most current scholarly approaches to Austen’s most widely read novel.More

  4. Book ImageSor Juana Inés de la Cruz: Selected Works

    Juana Inés de la Cruz, Edith Grossman, Anna More

    A wealth of background and analytical material makes Sor Juana's proto-feminist writings, newly translated, all the more compelling.More

  5. Book ImageBellow's People: How Saul Bellow Made Life Into Art

    David Mikics

    A leading literary critic’s innovative study of how the Nobel Prize–winning author turned life into art.More

  6. Book ImageJude the Obscure

    Thomas Hardy, Ralph Pite

    Third Edition

    This Third Norton Critical Edition of Hardy’s final novel has been revised to reflect the breadth of responses it has received over the last fifteen years. The text of the novel is again based on Hardy’s final revision for the 1912 Wessex Edition.More

  7. Book ImageCandide

    Voltaire, Nicholas Cronk

    Third Edition

    Candide has been delighting readers since 1759 with its satiric wit, provocations, and warnings.More

  8. Book ImagePoetry Notebook: Reflections on the Intensity of Language

    Clive James

    Legendary poet and critic Clive James provides an unforgettably eloquent book on how to read and appreciate modern poetry.More

  9. Book ImageUpstairs at the Strand: Writers in Conversation at the Legendary Bookstore

    Jessica Strand, Andrea Aguilar

    Revelatory conversations between renowned writers at New York City’s legendary bookstore.More

  10. Book ImageAll The Wild That Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West

    David Gessner

    An homage to the West and to two great writers who set the standard for all who celebrate and defend it.More

  11. Book ImageConstance Fenimore Woolson: Portrait of a Lady Novelist

    Anne Boyd Rioux

    "Biography at its best aims at resurrection. Anne Boyd Rioux has brought the novelist Constance Fenimore Woolson back to life for us. Hurrah!" —Robert D. Richardson, author of the Bancroft Prize–winning William James: In the Maelstrom of American ModernismMore

  12. Book ImageLazarillo de Tormes

    Anonymous, Ilan Stavans

    Anonymously published in 1554, Lazarillo de Tormes remains a centerpiece of Renaissance literature and arguably the most popular example of the picaresque novel.More

  13. Book ImageThe Annotated Little Women

    Louisa May Alcott, John Matteson

    The Pulitzer Prize–winning biographer of Louisa May Alcott illuminates the world of Little Women and its author.More

  14. Book ImageMarie de France: Poetry

    Marie de France, Dorothy Gilbert

    Marie de France’s beautiful poems of courtly love, enchantment, and mystery are now available in a Norton Critical Edition.More

  15. Book ImageA Reader's Book of Days: True Tales from the Lives and Works of Writers for Every Day of the Year

    Tom Nissley

    A witty and addictively readable day-by-day literary companion.More

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