What are the best Norton Critical Editions books?

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    Written by Mary Shelley, this book narrates the life of Victor Frankenstein, a scientist who creates a terrifying human-like creature through a dangerous and innovative scientific experiment. 


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    Debra Sanders
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "I had heard that the original story was different from the movie version. Although, I enjoyed reading this book, it is not really something that held my attention or gave me a sense of being lost in the world of Frankenstein. It is still a great work, just not my cup of tea."
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    The last fully completed novel by Jane Austen -published six months after her death- narrates the story of Anne Elliot. Her family is having some economic problems, and they decide to rent their home to an Admiral and his wife, whose brother was Anne's lover many years ago.


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    Gregory Franklin
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "I have enjoyed reading several of Jane Austen's work's over the years, and had actually never heard of this on until recently. This was an absolute joy to read and an emotional roller coaster,"
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    Shakespeare most famous play narrates the story of a prince of Denmark, who is tormented by the undeniable fact that it was his own uncle who killed his father. 


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    Frances Grant
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Hamlet is one of those great classics that everyone should be required to read in high school. Shakespeare is perfect for English students to learn about to grow their understanding of literature, and Hamlet is a perfect place to start. I know I really enjoyed reading it when I was in school."
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    #4Paradise Lost

    Paradise Lost

    This book is a collection of John Milton's most popular epic poems, which explore the origins of humanity. It includes many contextual and biographical information so that everyone can get to know better this work.


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    Danielle Diaz
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "I gave this book to my husband because he likes the author . And somehow I read it and its worth a try. John Milton’s works are epic! I would recommend this to everyone who love poem and classic literature. "
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    #5As I Lay Dying

    As I Lay Dying

    This book narrates the story of Addie Bundren and her family. Narrated through the eyes of many members of this family, the book revolves around Addie's wish to be buried in Mississippi, her hometown. 

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    #6Jane Eyre

    Jane Eyre

    This book tells the story of Jane Eyre, a woman that after being left under care of some cruel guardians when was just a little girl, manages to work in Thornfield Hall as a governess. 


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    Samantha Washington
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "This abridged version was very enjoyable after having read the original version long ago. It will always be a historical romance enjoyed for many years to come."
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    First published in 1914, James Joyce's Dubliners is one of the most well-known short story collections. It is comprised of 15 short stories about life in early 20th century Dublin.


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    Phillip Hughes
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "Confusing but amazing, this book is unexpected and that's what everyone loves about this book! On the other hand, the quality of the book is good but print is too tiny!!"


Best What are the best Norton Critical Editions books
1Frankenstein Books 34 Paid
2PersuasionBooks 30 Paid
3Hamlet Books 29 Paid
4Paradise Lost Books 27 Paid
5As I Lay DyingBooks 24 Paid
6Jane EyreBooks 22 Paid
7DublinersBooks 21 Paid

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