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The Norton Anthology of English Literature, The Major Authors, 9th Edition, Volume 1 + Volume 2

The Norton Anthology of English Literature, The Major Authors, 9th Edition, Volume 1 + Volume 2

Stephen Greenblatt (General Editor), Carol T. Christ (Editor), Alfred David (Editor), Barbara K. Lewalski (Editor), Lawrence Lipking (Editor), George M. Logan (Editor), Deidre Shauna Lynch (Editor), Katharine Eisaman Maus (Editor), James Noggle (Editor), Jahan Ramazani (Editor), Catherine Robson (Editor), James Simpson (Editor), Jon Stallworthy (Editor), Jack Stillinger (Editor), M. H. Abrams (General Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-393-91966-0

*Norton agency titles

352 pages

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The most-trusted literature anthology.

The Major Authors Ninth Edition provides new selections and visual and media support, plus a new, free Supplemental Ebook. Firmly grounded by the hallmark strengths of all Norton Anthologies, and with the apparatus you trust, The Norton Anthology of English Literature sets the standard and remains an unmatched value.

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New longer texts include Shakespeare’s Othello; Sir Gawain and the Green Knight in Simon Armitage’s vibrant new translation (specially revised for the Norton Anthology), Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway, Beckett’s Waiting for Godot (exclusive to Norton), and Wycherley’s The Country Wife (new to the Supplemental Ebook).

The Ninth Edition gives fresh attention to global fiction in English with the addition of Margaret Atwood, Ian McEwan, and Zadie Smith.

Norton Anthologies set the standard for editorial help that is right for undergraduate readers. In the Major Authors Ninth Edition, all apparatus has been freshly considered—period introductions and headnotes judiciously recast, hundreds of annotations and glosses fine-tuned, bibliographies carefully updated, and appendixes revised—all with the goal of making these aids to reading and understanding as helpful as possible. The glossary of literary terminology has been extensively reworked to be more intuitive and helpful and the Selected Bibliographies have been moved to the free Supplemental Ebook, where they can be easily searched and updated.

Over 120 new black-and-white illustrations and 75 color plates (12 new) enrich and contextualize the selections in the book. In addition, black-and-white engravings and illustrations by Hogarth, Blake, Gillray, and D. G. Rossetti provide examples of the hybrid art of the “visual narrative.” The new edition boasts a fresh, more modern display font and period-opener design that subtly refreshes the look of the page, while retaining its readability.

Over 1,000 additional texts, including dozens of “Web exclusives,” are available in a free Supplemental Ebook, accessed via the registration code printed on the inside cover of each copy of the anthology. The Supplemental Ebook is easy to search, highlight, annotate, and print.