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The most-trusted anthology for complete works, balanced selections and helpful editorial apparatus, The Norton Anthology of American Literature features a cover-to-cover revision. The Ninth Edition introduces new General Editor Robert Levine and three new-generation editors who have re-energised the volume across the centuries. Fresh scholarship, new authors—with an emphasis on contemporary writers—new topical clusters and a new ebook make the Norton Anthology an even better teaching tool and an unmatched value for students.
The Norton Anthology of American Literature includes more major works than any other anthology of American literature. The Ninth Edition offers 37 complete longer texts of which 2—Long Day’s Journey into Night and A Streetcar Named Desire—are exclusives and 3—Nella Larsen’s Passing, Abraham Cahan’s Yekl: A Tale of the New York Ghetto, and Nathanael West’s The Day of the Locust—are newly added.