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Things Fall Apart

By: Achebe, Chinua

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Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC: 5/28/2011

Seller ID: 9780393932195

ISBN: 0393932192

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Written during a period of nationalist assertion and an emerging modern culture in Africa, Things Fall Apart s influence quickly spread from Nigeria throughout Africa and beyond. In its fifty years, this unforgettable novel has been translated into fifty languages and has been read by millions. A Chronology of Achebe s life and work and a Selected Bibliography are also included. View more info

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Winesburg, Ohio (Norton Critical Editions)

By: Anderson, Sherwood

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Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC:

Seller ID: 9780393967951

ISBN: 0393967956

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The text of this Norton Critical Edition is that of the first book edition, published in 1919, and includes Harald Toksvig s original map of the fictional Winesburg. Ample annotation is provided throughout. "Backgrounds" includes five of Anderson s letters, which illustrate his ideas about the stories; memoirs in which he wrestles with the revision process; and eight reviews of Winesburg, Ohio by Anderson s contemporaries, among them H. L. Mencken and William Faulkner. "Criticism" collects six of the most illuminating assessments of the book published in the last three decades. A variety of pe... View more info

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Pride And Prejudice (Norton Critical Edition)

By: Austen, Jane

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Publisher: 11/25/2014

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780393962949

ISBN: 0393962946

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Pride and Prejudice

By: Austen, Jane

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Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC: 7/31/2013

Edition: 3

Seller ID: 9780393976045

ISBN: 0393976041

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"Backgrounds and Sources" includes biographical portraits of Austen by members of her family and by acclaimed biographers Claire Tomalin and David Nokes. Seventeen of Austen s letters--eight of them new to the Third Edition--allow readers to glimpse the close-knit society that was Austen s world, both in life and in her writing. Samples of Austen s early writing allow readers to trace her growth as a writer as well as to read her fiction comparatively. "Criticism" features nineteen assessments of the novel, seven of them new to the Third Edition. Among them is an interview with Colin Firth on ... View more info

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Beowulf: The Donaldson Translation, Backgrounds and Sources, Criticism

By: Beowulf/Donaldson

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Seller ID: 9780393092257

ISBN: 0393092259

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Blake's Poetry and Designs

By: Blake

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Publisher: 7/19/2011

Seller ID: 0393090833

ISBN: 0393090833

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Secret Garden

By: Burnett, Frances Hodgson

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Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC:

Seller ID: 9780393926354

ISBN: 0393926354

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Born in England and transplanted to New York toward the end of the Civil War, Burnett made her home in both countries, and today both countries claim her as their own. The Secret Garden, her best-known work, became an instant modern classic and world-wide bestseller upon its publication in 1911. The text of this Norton Critical Edition is based on the first edition and is accompanied by explanatory annotations. "Backgrounds and Contexts" and "Letters" illuminate important aspects of Burnett s life and work and include her own writings on gardens and their spiritual healing. Four illustrations ... View more info

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Evelina

By: Burney, Frances

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Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC: 11/18/2013

Seller ID: 9780393971583

ISBN: 0393971589

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"Contexts and Contemporary Reactions" illuminates eighteenth-century culture with selections from conduct books for women. Extracts from Burney's letters and journals and five contemporary reviews are also included. "Criticism" presents a superb selection of critical writing about the novel. The critics include Anna Letitia Barbauld, William Hazlitt, John Wilson Croker, Thomas Babington Macaulay, Virginia Woolf, Joyce Hemlow, Martha G. Brown, Kenneth W. Graham, Kristina Straub, Gina Campbell, Susan Fraiman, amd Margaret Anne Doody. A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are included. View more info

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Byron's Poetry (Norton Critical)

By: Byron

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Publisher: 4/1/2011

Seller ID: 9780393091526

ISBN: 039309152X

Condition: USED


It includes eighteen of his lyrics; Cantos One, Three, and excerpts from Canto Four of Childe Harold s Pilgrimage; two verse romances, The Prisoner of Chillon and The Giaour, the latter newly receiving critical attention for its prophetically disjunctive structure; Manfred; The Vision of Judgment; and Don Juan, presented in long self-contained extracts the First, Fifth, Ninth, and Sixteenth Cantos complete, with the close of the Second Canto. An unusually rich selection from Byron s letters and journals accompanies the poems. The critical essays offer an integrated view of Byron s achievement ... View more info

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Book of the Courtier

By: Castiglione, Baldesar

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Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC: 10/7/2013

Seller ID: 9780393976069

ISBN: 0393976068

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Today the Book remains the most reliable and illuminating account of Renaissance court life and of what it took to be the "Perfect Courtier" and "Court Lady." The Singleton translation the most acclaimed and accurate available is accompanied by annotations. "Criticism" features ten essays on The Book of the Courtier, which represent the best interpretations from the United States, Italy, and England including the backgrounds-rich essays by Amedeo Quondam and James Hankins. A Selected Bibliography, a Chronology, and an Index are included. View more info

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Canterbury Tales

By: Chaucer, Geoffrey

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Publisher: 6/5/2013

Seller ID: 9780393952452

ISBN: 0393952452

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Anton Chekhov's Short Stories

By: Chekhov, Anton

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Seller ID: 9780393090024D

ISBN: 9780393090024D

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Marrow of Tradition

By: Chestnutt, Charles W

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Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC:

Seller ID: 9780393934144

ISBN: 0393934144

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Inspired by the 1898 Wilmington Riot and the eyewitness accounts of Charles W. Chesnutt s own family, Chesnutt s The Marrow of Tradition captures the astonishing moment in American history when a violent coup d etat resulted in the subversion of a free and democratic election.The Norton Critical Edition text is based on the 1901 first edition. It is accompanied by a note on the text, Werner Sollors s insightful introduction, explanatory annotations, and twenty-four photographs and illustrations. Contexts connects the novel to the historical events in Wilmington and includes a wealth of newspap... View more info

Awakening

By: Chopin, Kate

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Publisher: 6/10/2011

Seller ID: 0393091724

ISBN: 0393091724

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Heart of Darkness

By: Conrad, Joseph

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Publisher: 7/17/2017

Seller ID: 0393097730

ISBN: 0393097730

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Nigger of the "Narcissus" (Norton Critical Editions)

By: Conrad, Joseph

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Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC:

Seller ID: 9780393090192

ISBN: 0393090191

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Corrections and emendations have been made on the basis of a thorough collation of all extant versions of the novel. The text is annotated and is followed by a detailed Textual Appendix consisting of materials on the textual history and present text, a list of textual variants, a glossary of nautical terms, illustrations showing details essential to an understanding of the novel, and an essay written especially for this edition by Denis Murphy, explaining the seamanship used during the storm in Chapter Three. "Backgrounds and Sources" begins with Conrad s "Preface," which originally appeared a... View more info

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Heart of Darkness: A Norton Critical Edition

By: Conrad, Joseph

Price: $6.00

Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC: 10/22/2012

Edition: 4

Seller ID: 9780393926361

ISBN: 0393926362

Condition: USED


Missing words have been restored and the entire novel has been repunctuated in accordance with Conrad s style. The result is the first published version of Heart of Darkness that allows readers to hear Marlow s voice as Conrad heard it when he wrote the story. "Backgrounds and Contexts" provides readers with a generous collection of maps and photographs that bring the Belgian Congo to life. Textual materials, topically arranged, address nineteenth-century views of imperialism and racism and include autobiographical writings by Conrad on his life in the Congo. New to the Fourth Edition is an ex... View more info

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Maggie A girl of the Streets

By: Crane, Stephen

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Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC: 2/12/2012

Seller ID: 0393950247

ISBN: 0393950247

Condition: USED


This edition reprints the first published version, that of 1893. Misprints and errors have been corrected and are identified in "A Note on the Text." Footnotes indicate changes in wording Crane made for the 1896 edition and explain slang expressions and customs of the day. Maps of the novel s New York City locales are also provided. "Backgrounds and Sources" includes nonfictional accounts of urban life by Jacob Riis and others from which Crane drew, as well as discussions of Crane s literary sources "The Author and the Novel" traces the history of the novel's composition and revision. Contempo... View more info

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Hard Times

By: Dickens, Charles

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Publisher: 4/19/2016

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780393959000

ISBN: 0393959007

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Great Expectations

By: Dickens, Charles

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Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC: 12/14/2014

Seller ID: 9780393960693

ISBN: 0393960692

Condition: USED


The newly established text is based on all extant materials and is accompanied by several textual essays. "Backgrounds" provides readers with an understanding of Great Expectations's inception and internal chronology. A discussion of the public-reading version of the novel is also included. A wonderfully rich "Contexts" section collects thirteen pieces, centering on the novel s major themes: the link between author and hero and, relatedly, Victorian notions of gentility, snobbishness, and social mobility; the often brutal training, at home and at school, of children born around 1800; and the c... View more info