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Robert M. Adams

Robert M. Adams was Professor of English (Emeritus) at the University of California at Los Angeles. He was the author of many books, including Ikon: John Milton and the Modern Critics; Strains of Discord; Proteus, His Lies, His Truth: Discussion of Literary Translation; The Land and Literature of England; and Shakespeare—The Four Romances. In addition to the Norton Critical Edition of Utopia (he was translator and editor of the First and Second Editions), Professor Adams was editor of five other Norton Critical Editions, including The Prince by Machiavelli, Candide by Voltaire, and The Praise of Folly and Other Writings by Erasmus, the texts of which he also translated. He was a founding editor of The Norton Anthology of English Literature.

Books by Robert M. Adams

  • 9780393303438 72

    The Land and Literature of England: A Historical Account

    Robert M. Adams

    Paperback, 1987

  • 9780393334616 72

    Proteus

    Robert M. Adams

    Paperback, 2012

  • 9780393932461 72

    Utopia

    Thomas More, George M. Logan, Robert M. Adams

    Third Edition, Paperback, 2010

    Inspiring, provocative, prophetic, and enigmatic, Utopia is the literary masterpiece of a visionary statesman and one of the most influential books of the modern world.
  • 9780393957495 72

    The Praise of Folly and Other Writings

    Desiderius Erasmus, Robert M. Adams

    First Edition, Paperback, 1990

    This Norton Critical Edition provides a wide selection of Erasmus’s writings, translated from the Latin into fresh, modern English.
  • 9780393928839 72

    The Red and the Black

    Stendhal, Susanna Lee, Robert M. Adams

    Second Edition, Paperback, 2008

    Based again on Robert M. Adams’s highly regarded translation of Stendhal’s 1831 novel of ambition, love, and betrayal, this Second Norton Critical Edition of The Red and the Black is the most...
  • 9780393091717 72

    The Egoist

    George Meredith, Robert M. Adams

    Paperback, 1979

    This edition of Meredith's satirical novel of manners reprints the text of 1897, which incorporated Meredith's revisions to the first edition of 1879.
  • 9780393962208 72

    The Prince

    Niccolò Machiavelli, Robert M. Adams

    Second Edition, Paperback, 1992

    Robert M. Adams’s superb translation of Machiavelli’s best-known work is again the basis for this Norton Critical Edition.