The Norton Introduction to Literature, Tenth Edition, includes a diverse selection of literature that fits any course, balancing exciting contemporary pieces with perennially popular classics.
The Tenth Edition is more flexible, helpful, and innovative than ever, with new albums of thematically linked pieces, an expanded treatment of the contexts of literature, and in-text pedagogy and emedia features that hone students’ reading, analytical, and writing skills.
Exciting new contemporary selections
From graphic memoir (Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis) to experimental drama (Suzan-Lori Parks’s 365 Days / 365 Plays) to global fiction in English (Hanif Kureishi’s “Long Ago Yesterday”), the contemporary additions to the Tenth Edition are exciting and teachable.
Multiple selections by an author
More authors are represented by multiple selections in the Tenth Edition than ever before, including three “albums” devoted to Emily Dickinson, W. B. Yeats, and Pat Mora. Two new “Author’s Work” chapters—one on James Joyce’s Dubliners and the other on William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and of Experience—focus not only on the authors but also on the material history of their respective books.
New longer works
Two chapters titled “The Longer Work” give teachers and students a chance to grapple with meaty, longer selections. Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis” and Melville’s “Bartleby, the Scrivener” are included in the fiction chapter, and the poetry section contains a substantial excerpt from Seamus Heaney’s translation of Beowulf as well as T. S. Eliot’s “Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.”
An unparalleled collection of “contextual” chapters
The most helpful, carefully edited apparatus
In the Tenth Edition, the “Reading, Responding, Writing” sections at the beginning of each genre have been extensively revised to show students how to turn close reading into exemplary writing, and more writing prompts and suggestions have been added throughout. Twelve new writing samples have been added, increasing the total writing samples to fifteen. Throughout the book, introductory matter has been revised to be more direct, clear, and helpful.
Innovative and extensive emedia ancillaries
The Norton Introduction to Literature instructor media package offers tools for writing, close reading, and analysis, as well as media that show students how literature connects with the world around them. The instructor media package includes an Instructor Resource Disc, with lecture PowerPoints and multimedia slideshows that complement the new thematic clusters and contextual chapters, and a two CD instructor audio companion. DVDs of many of the plays are available to qualified adopters on request.
New LITWEB workshops
Fifty new and improved LITWEB workshops hone student’s close reading skills and encourage them to read and write analytically, offering extensive, unmatched help for student writers. These resources complement the book's pedagogical elements and help instructors guide their students to read, think about, and write about literature as creatively and analytically as possible.
This free student site offers tools for writing, close reading, and analysis as well as media that show students how literature connects with the world around them.
Features of LitWeb include: 50 newly revised LitWeb workshops hone students’ close reading skills and encourage them to read and write analytically. Many workshops include illustrations or other media; Multiple-Choice review quizzes for the “Writing about Literature” and for the “Reading, Responding, Writing” genre chapters; Reading comprehension multiple-choice review quizzes with answer feedback for more than 60 works; Avoiding Plagiarism and Research Writing Tutorials; 2009 MLA Documentation Guidelines; Glossary.
A free and open student site with resources for writing, researching, citation, and avoiding plagiarism, as well as over 1,000 exercises on grammar, mechanics, and punctuation. Includes a free online handbook for students.
This thorough guide offers discussions of nearly all the works in the anthology as well as teaching suggestions and tips for the writing intensive literature course.
This practical handbook offers a wide variety of innovative in-class exercises designed to enliven classroom discussion. Each of these flexible teaching exercises includes straightforward, step-by-step guidelines and suggestions for variation.