The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Vol. E: The Victorian Age


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About this book

Firmly grounded by the hallmark strengths of all Norton Anthologies thorough and helpful introductory matter, judicious annotation, complete texts wherever possible The Norton Anthology of English Literature has been revitalized in this Eighth Edition through the collaboration between six new editors and six seasoned ones. Under the direction of Stephen Greenblatt, General Editor, the editors have reconsidered all aspects of the anthology to make it an even better teaching tool.

Reader's Thoughts

Jimi-carol Benton

My favorite was "Goblin Market"


1444718 i like the victorian age MUCH better than the romantic.


I have had a copy of this since I was 14 years old, I read from it constantly, the pages and cover are worn and frayed from many happy years of leafing through it, it is my velveteen rabbit of books.


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.


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 Carlyle, John Stewart Mill, Huxley, Ruskin, Pater.


Includes a wide variety of prose, poetry, and history. An excellent introduction to English literature.

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