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Paperback The Norton Anthology of English Literature Book

ISBN: 0393962881

ISBN13: 9780393962888

The Norton Anthology of English Literature

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Book Overview

In this sixth edition, published in two volumes, greater attention has been paid to women authors, such as Aphra Behn, whose Oroonoko is included. The anthology is presented in a new format and all supporting material is brought up to date.

Customer Reviews

8 ratings

Wrong Edition and Time Period

I specified that I was ordering Ninth Edition Middle Ages with all three volumes of this anthology. I was sent Eighth Edition of the Victorian Age which isn't even close to what I ordered or need.

not the volume i expected

the picture for the version i bought showed volume 2, which was the one i wanted, but i received volume 1 ):

What's the edition?

It edition #7, it fails to mention that in the title


Excellent comprehensive book of early British Literature. Excellent information and background on authors and time periods.

Norton anthology packageII

Great transaction. Brand new book for a low price. The condition respected the information of the seller. Really fast shipping.

books galore

I found the book in plenty of time for my next class, still in the shrink wrap, and at a great price!!

Portable Canon

A year or so ago I realized that I had slowly, over a period of years, become a non reader. Work, a new baby, and TV had slowly eroded the hours a day I used to spend reading. I started getting up an hour early each day to read. As a non English major, there are many classics that I never got around to reading. After I completed reading Bloom's new poetry anthology, I turned to this volume, and its companion, which covers the Renaissance to modern world. Reading these two anthologies has been one of the more rewarding intellectual activities of my life. While coverage of literature from outside Europe is lighter than one might hope, the concentration of great literature is intoxicating. Reading this material without the help of a professor means I've undoubtedly missed things, but I've had the joy of figuring out things for my self. Besides, I'm reading this for me, not for some course.

One of the best books I've ever owned

If books can lead us to whole new worlds, the NAEL leads us to a whole new universe. This is a book that, just as it contents do, truly transcends time. There is so much education, information, and beauty in this book, that it is not a expenditure as much as it is an investment. This is a book that can fit into any mood you may have on a day to day basis. From the tragic action of Beowulf to the sentiment of Milton to the comedy of Chaucer. This is a book for a lifetime, not a semester. Pundits who criticize NAEL for it's "perceived" over coverage of poetry, are being short-sighted and unappreciative. One should not question the quantity of literature, but the quality. Those same people would probably criticize Dickens and Steinbeck for being too "wordy".This book is a must-have for anyone with the smallest amount of passion for English Literature!
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