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The Norton Anthology of English Literature [Paperback]

Stephen J. Greenblatt , M. H. Abrams , Lawrence Lipking

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Dec 22 2005 0393927199 978-0393927191 8th Revised edition
A best-seller for more than forty years, this is the survey of English literature 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 Seamus Heaney's translation of "Beowulf" to global twentieth-century classics. Over 75 colour plates 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.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 960 pages
  • Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc (Np); 8th Revised edition edition (Dec 22 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393927199
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393927191
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 15 x 2.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 816 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #544,217 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, even for non-English majors. Nov. 26 2012
By Ryan H. - Published on Amazon.com
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This textbook has so much richness and history that I found easy to peruse. I quoted from it often because it has so many classics. If one loves English literature and/or history, this is a must. One does not have to be an English major to read this because the footnotes hold the hand of the reader the whole way.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars simply amazing Sept. 7 2012
By aviva_dayan - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is just amazing. Amazon listed it as used, but there were barely any marks in it. The price was great also. Elsewhere, I had seen this anthology being sold for like $60.00, but Amazon's price was way better! $7.00 or so. The readings inside are engaging to read. I am very satisfied with my purchase, with Amazon, and The Norton Company for putting together these great books.
7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars best anthology money can buy! Nov. 29 2009
By R B - Published on Amazon.com
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The Entire Norton collection is a must-own for anyone, especially though interested in reading the classics. It includes every piece of "important" literature ever written, with very detailed, well-written commentaries and footnotes to help you understand the historical setting of the piece. I bought them for class last year and have never regretted it. I am thinking of getting the American set next.
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Oct. 24 2013
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This was an excellent product. It is in excellent shape. I'm so tired of word counts. I will keep typing and telling you how excellent the condition was. I say was because I've used it and tore those pages up. I actually used it for making a nest. When I hibernate during the winter, I like to read pasty, old white guy poems.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Buy March 11 2013
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This was also another required college literature purchase. It was also in brand new condition and at a very reasonable price. The book arrived before it's estimated arrival date and has been used almost weekly by my son. I would definitely buy from this seller again. Smooth transaction.

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