Norton Critical Editions:Folk Tales, Myths and Epics

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    The Analects

    Confucius, Michael Nylan, Simon Leys


    “Leys has made Confucius speak English more persuasively than any translator to date. His achievement is one of simplicity. . . . Leys sees his task as making the Confucius of the Analects fully persuasive again. He does this brilliantly.”
    —Stephen Owen, The New Republic

  • 9780393928082 72

    The Arabian Nights

    Husain Haddawy, Daniel Heller-Roazen, Muhsin Mahdi


    This Norton Critical Edition includes twenty-eight tales from The Arabian Nights translated by Husain Haddawy on the basis of the oldest existing Arabic manuscript.

  • 9780393933970 72

    The Histories

    Herodotus, Walter Blanco, Jennifer Tolbert Roberts, Walter Blanco

    Second Edition


    Walter Blanco’s acclaimed translation of The Histories is now available in its entirety in this revised and expanded Norton Critical Edition.

  • 9780393265453 72


    Euripides, Sheila Murnaghan


    This Norton Critical Edition, edited by one of the pre-eminent scholars in the field, gathers together research on this Greek tragedy, bringing Medea to life for a contemporary audience.

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    Ovid, Charles Martin, Charles Martin


    In his award-winning translation, Charles Martin combines fidelity to Ovid’s text with verse that catches the speed and liveliness of the original.