Norton Critical Editions:American Literature

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    The Great Gatsby

    F. Scott Fitzgerald, David Alworth

    First Edition


    “This superb volume offers a rich cultural fabric that greatly deepens our understanding of The Great Gatsby. Illuminating short stories by Fitzgerald, his correspondence, and his literary inspirations are all featured here. An indispensable edition.”—Wai Chee Dimock, Yale University

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    Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town

    Stephen Leacock, D. M. R. Bentley


    Canada’s answer to Mark Twain and Charles Dickens, Stephen Leacock was a master of humor and characterization.

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    As I Lay Dying

    Second Edition


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    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

    Mark Twain, Thomas Cooley

    Fourth Edition


    “I LOVE this book, as a reader, and I always enjoy teaching it. In the midst of current conversations and conflicts (Black Lives Matter and the responses to it, for example), its importance as a truly ‘American’ novel only grows.”—Anita Guynn, University of North Carolina at Pembroke

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    Light in August

    William Faulkner, Melanie Taylor

    First Edition


    This Norton Critical Edition includes:

    • The authoritative text of Light in August, established by Noel Polk in 1985 and accompanied by Melanie...