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The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Major Authors Edition, Volume A, 10th Edition

  • Stephen Greenblatt
  • ISBN-10: 0393603083
  • ISBN-13: 9780393603088
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2019 Published
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About the Product

Exceptional selections. Abundant teaching resources. Unparalleled value.

The most-trusted and best-selling anthology continues to set the bar with a vibrant revision of the Major Authors Edition. Major Authors offers new complete major works, new contemporary writers, and new dynamic and convenient digital resources. Now the Norton is an even better teaching tool and, as ever, an unmatched value for students.


  • AN ANTHOLOGY THAT TURNS LITERATURE NOVICES INTO LITERATURE LOVERS With such an abundance and variety of literature, everyone can find something to cherish in the Norton Anthology. Carefully crafted apparatus helps students gain understanding of and appreciation for the selections. Engaging resources—including a new video series—bring the literature to life. No wonder students hold onto their Nortons long after the course is over.

  • TWENTY-FIVE NEW VIDEO MODULES TAKE STUDENTS “BEHIND THE SCENES” Designed to enhance student engagement and classroom discussion, the videos were conceived of and narrated by the anthology editors. Give students a fascinating window into the literary past and present, whether through a close look at rarely seen books and manuscripts, a guided tour of literary settings, or interviews with living authors.

  • THE NAEL ARCHIVE—SEARCHABLE, EASY-TO-ACCESS, FREE RESOURCES We know that bringing the texts and contexts of English literary history to life in the classroom is the goal of every instructor—and Norton’s goal is to support you. Sorting through thousands of resources can be challenging and inefficient, but the newly reconceived NAEL Archive makes it easy to find the resources you need. The Archive is a searchable, sortable suite of student and instructor resources, including supplemental readings, videos, images, and more.

  • VALUE PACKAGE OFFERS Add depth and breadth to classroom discussions by packaging any one of the more than 260 Norton Critical Editions for $5. With these texts, you can be sure your students are reading true scholarly criticism. The three-part format—annotated text, contexts, and criticism—helps students analyze the literary works and is ideal for both introductory and upper-level courses.

New to this edition

  • NEW COMPLETE MAJOR WORKS. NEW CONTEMPORARY AUTHORS. Five NEW complete major works—all much requested—join the already generous roster: • Swift, Gulliver’s Travels • Austen, Love and Friendship • Byron, Manfred • Dickens, A Christmas Carol • Woolf, A Room of One’s Own We added (NEW) stories by contemporary authors Kazuo Ishiguro, Hilary Mantel, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. They join the exciting lineup of fiction by Alice Munro, Margaret Atwood, J. M. Coetzee, Salman Rushdie, and Zadie Smith. The Norton includes more contemporary authors than any comparable English literature anthology.
  • THE APPARATUS YOU TRUST—REVISED FOR TODAY’S STUDENTS For over fifty years, the Norton Anthologies have set the standard for editorial help that is right for undergraduates. In the Tenth Edition, the editors have refreshed the apparatus to reflect both new scholarship and changing classroom interests. Introductions and headnotes have been revised; hundreds of annotations and glosses fine-tuned; and bibliographies carefully updated. All this with the goal of helping students better understand the text, without telling them what to think.