The Norton Anthology of World Literature,Volume D (1650-1800) / Edition 2

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In 1995, Norton changed the way world literature is taught by introducing The Norton Anthology of World Masterpieces, Expanded Edition. 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 6 volumes (this volume, Volume D, covers the years 1650-1800) the new anthology boasts slimmer volumes, thicker paper, a bolder typeface, and dozens of newly included or newly translated works from around the world.

The Norton Anthology of World Literature represents continuity as well as change. Like its predecessor, the anthology is a compact library of world literature, offering an astounding forty-three complete longer works, more than fifty prose works, over one hundred lyric poems, and twenty-three plays. More portable, more suitable for period courses, more pleasant to read, and more attuned to current teaching and research trends, The Norton Anthology of World Literature remains the most authoritative, comprehensive, and teachable anthology for the world literature survey.

Author Biography: Sarah Lawall, Ph.D. Yale, is Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her publications include Critics of Consciousness: The Existential Structures of Literature and Reading World Literature: Theory, History, Practice.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393977585
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/1/2001
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Acknowledgments xvii
Phonetic Equivalents xix
Map: China, CA. 1645 2
Vernacular Literature in China 3
Time Line 6
Monkey (Chinese) 10
Chapter I 10
Chapter XIV 16
Chapter XV 24
Chapter XVI 29
Chapter XVII 33
Chapter XVIII 37
Chapter XIX 42
Chapter XX 52
Chapter XXI 61
The Peach Blossom Fan (Chinese) 74
Prologue, 1684 74
From Part I 76
Scene 1. The Storyteller 76
Scene 2. The Singing-Master 83
Scene 3. The Disrupted Ceremonies 88
Scene 4. The Play Observed 93
Scene 5. A Visit to the Beauty 98
Scene 6. The Fragrant Couch 105
Scene 7. The Rejected Trousseau 110
Summary. Scenes 8-22 114
From Part II 115
Scene 23. The Message on the Fan 115
Summary. Scenes 24-27 120
Scene 28. The Painting Inscribed 120
Scene 29. The Club Suppressed 125
Scene 30. The Return to the Hills 130
Summary. Scenes 31-39 136
Scene 40. Entering the Way 136
Summary 145
The Story of the Stone (Chinese) 148
Volume 1148
From Chapter 1 148
Summary. Chapters 1-25 154
Chapter 26 155
Volume 2167
Chapter 27 167
Chapter 28 179
Chapter 29 197
Chapter 30 212
Chapter 31 222
Chapter 32 233
Chapter 33 242
Chapter 34 251
Summary. Chapters 35-96 260
from Chapter 96 260
Chapter 97 263
Summary. Chapters 98-120 279
Map: The Ottoman Empire, 1280-1683 280
The Ottoman Empire: Celebi's Book of Travels 281
Time Line 285
The Book of Travels (Turkish) 286
The City of Boudonitza 286
Map: Europe, Ca. 1740 294
The Enlightenment in Europe 295
Time Line 302
Tartuffe (French) 306
Phaedra (French) 364
Reply to Sor Filotea de la Cruz (Spanish) 405
Gulliver's Travels 433
A Letter from Captain Gulliver to His Cousin Sympson 433
The Publisher to the Reader 436
Part IV. A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnhnms 437
A Modest Proposal 483
The Rape of the Lock 492
An Essay on Man. Epistle I 510
Candide, or Optimism (French) 520
Map: Japan, Seventeenth-Nineteenth Centuries 582
The Rise of Popular Arts in Premodern Japan 583
Time Line 586
The Barrelmaker Brimful of Love (Japanese) 591
The Narrow Road of the Interior (Japanese) 607
Bewitched (Japanese) 632
A Note on Translation A1
Permissions Acknowledgments A13
Index A15
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