Norton Critical Editions:Renaissance Literature

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    Romeo and Juliet

    William Shakespeare, Gordon McMullan


    This much-anticipated Norton Critical Edition of Shakespeare’s best-known play is based on the Second Quarto, widely agreed to be the most authoritative early text.

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    Hamlet: A Norton Critical Edition

    William Shakespeare, Robert S. Miola

    Second Edition


    “A perfect volume to initiate majors into the discipline and delight of carefully examining presumptions, priorities, language, and structures of both primary and secondary texts.”
    —Stephen R. Honeygosky, University of Pittsburgh

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    A Midsummer Night's Dream

    William Shakespeare, Grace Ioppolo


    This Norton Critical Edition of one of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies is based on the First Quarto text with variants from the First Folio.

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    William Shakespeare, Edward Pechter

    Second Edition


    This Norton Critical Edition includes the First Folio text, along with an introduction, explanatory footnotes, note on the text and textual notes.

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    Lazarillo de Tormes

    Anonymous, Ilan Stavans, Ilan Stavans


    Anonymously published in 1554, Lazarillo de Tormes remains a centrepiece of Renaissance literature and is arguably the most popular example of the picaresque novel.