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Publisher Comments:

A legendary bestseller for more than forty years, this is the classic survey to the field from the Middle Ages to the twenty-first century.

With 274 authors, the Eighth Edition deepens its representation of essential works in all genres, ranging from Seamas Heaney's award-winning translation of Beowulf, Milton's Paradise Lost, and More's Utopia to the great poets and prose writers of the nineteenth century—Blake and Austen, Wordsworth and Byron, Tennyson and Barrett Browning—to twentieth-century classics of a truly global English literature—Conrad's Heart of Darkness, Woolf's A Room of One's Own, Achebe's Things Fall Apart, and Friel's Translations, to name but a few. Color plates—over 75 in all—and thematic clusters of brief and historically significant texts bring to life the cultural concerns of each period. Concise glosses and annotations, period introductions, biographical headnotes, timelines, and selected bibliographies help readers understand and enjoy the rich diversity of English literature.

Book News Annotation:

For undergraduates, Greenblatt (humanities, Harvard U.) compiles a collection of literature in English from the Middle Ages through the eighteenth century. This first volume (of two) includes poetry, novels, stories, essays, ballads, and other writings, such as More's Utopia, Johnson's Rasselas, Haywood's Fantomina, Milton's Paradise Lost, Behn's Oroonoko, Beowulf, and Shakespeare's sonnets, King Lear, and Twelfth Night. Additional writings are by Chaucer, Elizabeth I, John Donne, Jonathan Swift, Francis Bacon, Christopher Marlowe, and Ben Jonson, among many others. Each section is preceded by an introduction with information on biography and the author's works. Some of the excerpts are grouped by topic, such as women in power, faith in conflict, crisis of authority, and the gender wars. The new edition has a stronger section on medieval drama, more selections by women, a new glossary, color plates, and other updates.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

For undergraduates, Greenblatt (humanities, Harvard U.) compiles a collection of literature in English from the Middle Ages through the eighteenth century. This first volume (of two) includes poetry, novels, stories, essays, ballads, and other writings, such as More's Utopia, Johnson's Rasselas, Haywood's Fantomina, Milton's Paradise Lost, Behn's Oroonoko, Beowulf, and Shakespeare's sonnets, King Lear, and Twelfth Night. Additional writings are by Chaucer, Elizabeth I, John Donne, Jonathan Swift, Francis Bacon, Christopher Marlowe, and Ben Jonson, among many others. Each section is preceded by an introduction with information on biography and the author's works. Some of the excerpts are grouped by topic, such as women in power, faith in conflict, crisis of authority, and the gender wars. The new edition has a stronger section on medieval drama, more selections by women, a new glossary, color plates, and other updates. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

'Read by millions of students over seven editions, The Norton Anthology of English Literatureremains the most trusted undergraduate survey of English literature available and one of the most successful college texts ever published. Firmly grounded by the hallmark strengths of all Norton Anthologies\'\"thorough and helpful introductory matter, judicious annotation, complete texts wherever possible\'\"The Norton Anthology of English Literaturehas been revitalized in this Eighth Edition through the collaboration between six new editors and six seasoned ones. Under the direction of Stephen Greenblatt, General Editor, the editors have reconsidered all aspects of the anthology to make it an even better teaching tool.'

Synopsis:

Firmly grounded by the hallmark strengths of all Norton Anthologies--thorough and helpful introductory matter, judicious annotation, complete texts wherever possible-- has been revitalized in this Eighth Edition through the collaboration between six new editors and six seasoned ones. Under the direction of Stephen Greenblatt, General Editor, the editors have reconsidered all aspects of the anthology to make it an even better teaching tool.

About the Author

Stephen Greenblatt (Ph.D. Yale) is Cogan University Professor of English and American Literature and Language at Harvard University. Also General Editor of The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Eighth Edition, he is the author of nine books, including Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare; Hamlet in Purgatory; Practicing New Historicism; Marvelous Possessions: The Wonder of the New World, andLearning to Curse: Essays in Early Modern Culture.He has edited six collections of criticism, is the co-author (with Charles Mee) of a play, Cardenio, and is a founding coeditor of the journal Representations. He honors include the MLA's James Russell Lowell Prize, for Shakespearean Negotiations: The Circulation of Social Energy in Renaissance England, the Distinguished Humanist Award from the Mellon Foundation, the Distinguished Teaching Award from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society.M. H. Abrams(Founding Editor Emeritus; Ph.D. Harvard) is Class of 1916 Professor of English, Emeritus at Cornell University. He received the Phi Beta Kappa Christian Gauss Prize for The Mirror and the Lampand the MLA"s James Russell Lowell Prize for Natural Supernaturalism. He is also the author of The Milk of Paradise, A Glossary of Literary Terms, The Correspondent Breeze, and Doing Things with Texts. He is the recipient of Guggenheim, Ford Foundation, and Rockefeller Postwar fellowships, the Award in Humanistic Studies from the Academy of Arts and Sciences (1984), the Distinguished Scholar Award by the Keats-Shelley Society (1987), and the Award for Literature by the American Academy of Arts and Letters (1990). In 1999 The Mirror and the Lampwas ranked twenty-fifth among the Modern Library"s "100 best nonfiction books written in English during the twentieth century."Jahan Ramazani(Ph.D. Yale and M.Phil. Oxford) is Edgar F. Shannon Professor of English at the University of Virginia, previously the Mayo NEH Distinguished Teaching Professor. He is the author of Poetry of Mourning: The Modern Elegy from Hardy to Heaney, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and The Hybrid Muse: Postcolonial Poetry in Englishand Yeats and the Poetry of Death: Elegy, Self-Elegy, and the Sublime. He is coeditor of The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry. Ramazani is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, an NEH Fellowship, a Rhodes Scholarship, and MLA"s William Riley Parker Prize.Jon Stallworthy(M.A. and B.Litt. Oxford) is Senior Research Fellow at Wolfson College of Oxford University, where he is also Professor of English Literature. He is also the former John Wendell Anderson Professor at Cornell, where he taught after a career at Oxford University Press. His biography of Wilfred Owen won the Duff Cooper Memorial Prize, the W. H. Smith Literary Award, and the E. M. Forster Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His biography of Louis MacNeice won the Southern Arts Literary Prize. He is also the author of Rounding the Horn: Collected Poemsand Singing School: The Making of a Poetand he is the editor of the definitive edition of Wilfred Owen"s poetry, The Complete Poems and Fragments; The Penguin Book of Love Poetry; and The Oxford Book of War Poetry. Stallworthy has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and is a fellow of the British Academy and the Royal Society of Literature.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393927139
Author:
Greenblatt, Stephen
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Editor:
Greenblatt, Stephen J.
Author:
Stillinger, Jack
Author:
David, Alfred
Author:
Robson, Catherine
Author:
Abrams, M. H.
Author:
Lynch, Deidre Shauna
Author:
Lipking, Lawrence
Author:
Christ, Carol T.
Author:
Ramazani, Jahan
Author:
Greenblatt, Stephen J.
Author:
Logan, George M.
Author:
Lewalski, Barbara K.
Author:
Maus, Katharine Eisaman
Author:
Stallworthy, Jon
Author:
Simpson, James
Author:
Noggle, James
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
English literature
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
8
Edition Description:
Eighth Edition
Series:
Norton Anthology of English Literature
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20060104
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
1200
Dimensions:
9.6 x 6.4 x 2.9 in 4.895 lb

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"Synopsis" by , 'Read by millions of students over seven editions, The Norton Anthology of English Literatureremains the most trusted undergraduate survey of English literature available and one of the most successful college texts ever published. Firmly grounded by the hallmark strengths of all Norton Anthologies\'\"thorough and helpful introductory matter, judicious annotation, complete texts wherever possible\'\"The Norton Anthology of English Literaturehas been revitalized in this Eighth Edition through the collaboration between six new editors and six seasoned ones. Under the direction of Stephen Greenblatt, General Editor, the editors have reconsidered all aspects of the anthology to make it an even better teaching tool.'
"Synopsis" by , Firmly grounded by the hallmark strengths of all Norton Anthologies--thorough and helpful introductory matter, judicious annotation, complete texts wherever possible-- has been revitalized in this Eighth Edition through the collaboration between six new editors and six seasoned ones. Under the direction of Stephen Greenblatt, General Editor, the editors have reconsidered all aspects of the anthology to make it an even better teaching tool.
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