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The Norton Anthology of World Masterpieces: Volume 1
Offering a splendid collection of literary masterpieces in the best available translations, The Norton Anthology of World Masterpieces is a literal library of Western literature in two portable volumes. Most major works, from Homer's Odyssey to Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart, are offered complete or in substantial, readable excerpts. New authors and works abound, includ ...more
Paperback, 2270 pages
Published January 25th 1999 by W. W. Norton & Company
(first published 1956)
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My one and only problem with this anthology is the translation of Chaucer. I felt it was too "dumbed down" considering that I read a harder translation in high school and was in the process of translating passages in my History of the English Language class. Other then that this is an amazing anthology.
May 17, 2013 Morgan Metcalf rated it liked it
Recommends it for: people who like good (and famous) writing
Recommended to Morgan by: school
one of two books we used our entire sophomore year - it was really well written and organized. just, as a school book for lugging around, it was pretty heavy and bulky.