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Leading the field once again, Norton is proud to publish the anthology for the new century, The Norton Anthology of World Literature, Second Edition. Now published in six paperback volumes (packaged in two attractive slipcases), the new anthology boasts slimmer volumes, thicker paper, a bolder typeface, and dozens of newly included or newly translated works from around the ...more
Paperback, Second Edition, 918 pages
Published July 29th 2003 by W. W. Norton & Company (first published December 1999)
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Paras2
May 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
much to read in it still but let me pause for now.
Emily
May 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Emily by: McLean
Shelves: classics, poems
This anthology has many different great authors from the Victorian period. Some of my favorite writers in this collection are Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Browning, Emily Bronte, Lord Tennyson, Matthew Arnold, Charles Dickens, Oscar Wilde, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Amber
Feb 23, 2014 marked it as excerpts  ·  review of another edition
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Alfred, Lord Tennyson
✔ Parts of In Memoriam
✔ “The Lady of Shalott”
✔ “Mariana”
✔ “The Charge of the Light Brigade”

John Stuart Mill
✔ “What Is Poetry?”

Elizabeth Barrett Browning
✔ “Mother and Poet”
Aurora Leigh
✔ Parts of Sonnets from the Portuguese

Matthew Arnold
✔ “Isolation: To Marguerite”
✔ “To Marguerite: Continued”
✔ “Dover Beach”

Robert Browning
✔ “How They Brought the Good News from Ghent to Aix”
✔ “Porphyria’s Lover”

Dante Gabriel Rossetti
✔ “The Blessed Damozel”

Christina Rossetti
✔“Song” [When I am d
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Phillip
May 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pre-20th-century
Another winner from the folks at Norton. The Victorians aren't my favorite, but the selections here were good and the Norton intros are, as always, interesting and informative.

One thing that's challenging I imagine about putting together a Victorian anthology is that so many of the best Victorian works are long novels, which you really can't include very well in an anthology without making it prohibitively long. Of course there are great short stories and novellas here, like Gaskell's "The Old N
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Hope
Apr 02, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-for-college
Read: Introduction, "Ulysses", "Tithonus", "My Last Duchess", "The Bishop Orders His Tomb", "Caliban Upon Setebos", "The Cry of the Children", Pre-Raphaelitism: Introduction and Selections from Dickens, Ruskin, and W. M. Rossetti(E1463-1471), "Goblin Market", The 'Woman Question': Selections from Ellis, Patmore, Marineau, and Anon (E1607-1624), "The Speckled Band", "In Memoriam A.H.H.", "Dover Beach", "God's Grandeur", "The Windhover", "Pied Beauty", Evolution: Introdution and selections from Da ...more
Robin
Aug 14, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: at-home, school
I like this series of textbooks. Each section has a clear, concise introduction to different aspects of that theme. It provides brief, informative biographies on each author. It includes a wide variety of authors and poets to choose from. There is no way you could cover everything in this book in one semester. It has wonderful footnotes to help clarify archaic words and phrases as well. All this is presented without any kind of opinion or critique, leaving the passages open for debate or persona ...more
David
Mar 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My reading project for the whole school year has been to read the British Anthology from the Romantic Period through the Modern Period. That's three volumes and I've done it backwards. As of this review, I've got 46 pages left in Romantic Lit.

Reading this anthology was eye-opening. I realized I love Robert Browning (dramatic monologues) and Matthew Arnold (thick criticism and honest poems), Many others surprised me, especially the prose-writing names I'd heard and assumed were dry: Thomas Carlyl
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Mimi
Feb 09, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
1444718 i like the victorian age MUCH better than the romantic.
Ryan
Sep 30, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another anthology full of classics, taught in Brit Lit at Alma by a teacher who ruined the beauty of these timeless pieces.
Daisy Leather
The selection I concentrated on from here was: John Stuart Mill, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Browning, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Matthew Arnold and Christina Rossetti.
Ijorabi
Jul 05, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: textbooks
Includes a wide variety of prose, poetry, and history. An excellent introduction to English literature.
Jimi-carol Benton
My favorite was "Goblin Market"
Mairéad (is roaming the Undying Lands)
4.5 Stars.

***Read For School***
Drucilla
Jan 30, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This collection tends to lean more towards essay's and poetry than fiction. The poetry has a good variety and the fiction that is in the anthology has a good variety as well.
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Meyer Howard Abrams is an American literary critic, known for works on Romanticism, in particular his book The Mirror and the Lamp. In a powerful contrast, Abrams shows that until the Romantics, literature was usually understood as a mirror, reflecting the real world, in some kind of mimesis; but for the Romantics, writing was more like a lamp: the light of the writer's inner soul spilled out to i ...more
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