Books published by W. W. Norton & Company

Inventing Human Rights

W. W. Norton & Company | April 17, 2008 | 272 pages
Professor:  Dimitrijevic, Zorana
Course Codes:  LAWS 2105
Semester:  Summer-2019
In this extraordinary work of cultural and intellectual history, Professor Hunt grounds the creation of human rights in the changes that authors brought to literature, the rejection of torture as a means of finding out truth, and the spread of empathy over the centuries.  More Info

Thinking Like Your Editor: How to Write Great Serious Nonfiction and Get It Published

W. W. Norton & Company | September 17, 2003 | 288 pages
Filled with a how of insider and trade secrets, a guidebook for writers of serious nonfiction explains how to tailor academic writing to a general readership without losing ideas, how to write the perfect editorial proposal, the art of using simple structure to express complex ideas, how to create... More Info

Siblings Without Ri

W. W. Norton & Company | April 9, 2012 | 259 pages
Offers parents advice and techniques for peaceful interaction between siblings by providing anecdotes, true stories, humor, and compassion.  More Info

The Justice Cascade: How Human Rights Prosecutions Are Changing World Politics (The Norton Series in World Politics)

W. W. Norton & Company | September 26, 2011 | 342 pages
Discusses the emergence of human rights prosecutions as a powerful political tool and the effect these trials have had on democracy, conflict and world politics from Latin America to Europe and Africa. 10,000 first printing.  More Info

The Influencing Machine

W. W. Norton & Company | May 7, 2012 | 192 pages
Gladstone pens a visionary and opinionated work of graphic nonfiction on the media and its discontents. 192 pp.  More Info

The Shallows

W. W. Norton & Company | August 23, 2019 | 276 pages
Expanding on an article that appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, the best-selling author of The Big Switch discusses the intellectual and cultural consequences of the Internet, and how it may be transforming our neural pathways for the worse.  More Info

Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do (Issues of Our Time)

W. W. Norton & Company | April 4, 2011 | 256 pages
In Whistling Vivaldi, described as a 'beautifully-written account' of the relationship between stereotypes and identity, Claude Steele offers a vivid first-person detailing of the research that brought him to his groundbreaking conclusions. Through the telling of dramatic personal stories, Dr.  More Info

Coping with Trauma-Related Dissociation: Skills Training for Patients and Therapists

W. W. Norton & Company | March 28, 2011 | 496 pages
A patient-oriented manual for complex trauma survivors.  More Info

The Divine Comedy

W. W. Norton & Company | February 10, 2014 | 560 pages
The Divine Comedy is the precursor of modern literature, and this translation--decades in the making--gives us the entire epic as a single, coherent and compulsively readable lyric poem.  More Info

Palestine Inside Out: An Everyday Occupation

W. W. Norton & Company | April 12, 2010 | 387 pages
How the "peace process" has made life impossible for ordinary Palestinians.  More Info

Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt

W. W. Norton & Company | March 31, 2014 | 288 pages
Four years after his #1 bestseller The Big Short, Michael Lewis returns to Wall Street to report on a high-tech predator stalking the equity markets. Flash Boys is about a small group of Wall Street guys who figure out that the U.S. stock market has been rigged for the benefit of insiders and that,... More Info

The Annotated Wizard of Oz

W. W. Norton & Company | August 23, 2019 | 396 pages
An annotated version of the classic tale of Dorothy's trip to Oz includes character sources, contemporary references, and inspirations behind the 1900 classic.  More Info

Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade

W. W. Norton & Company | March 10, 2014 | 272 pages
Describes the author's fifteen-year relationship with eccentric New Yorker Clark Rockefeller, his discovery that Rockefeller was a serial imposter and murderer, and how his old friend's murder trial made him face hard truths about himself.  More Info

Shady Characters: The Secret Life of Punctuation, Symbols, and Other Typographical Marks

W. W. Norton & Company | September 24, 2013 | 340 pages
Revealing the secret history of punctuation, this delightful tour of 2,000 years of the written word, from ancient Greece to the Internet, explores the parallel histories of language and typography throughout the world and across time.  More Info

Anthill: A Novel

W. W. Norton & Company | April 11, 2011 | 378 pages
The two-time Pulitzer Prize–winning biologist delivers “an astonishing literary achievement” (Anthony Gottlieb, The Economist). Winner of the 2010 Heartland Prize, Anthill follows the thrilling adventures of a modern-day Huck Finn, enthralled with the “strange, beautiful, and elegant”... More Info

Dirty Love

W. W. Norton & Company | October 7, 2013 | 304 pages
A collection of short stories examining the lives of suburbanites seeking solace and gratification in food, sex, work, and love.  More Info

The Storm Has Many Eyes

W. W. Norton & Company | August 23, 1973 | 272 pages
In this thoroughly engaging book, leading primatologist and thinker Frans de Waal offers a heartening, illuminating new perspective on human nature. Bringing together his pioneering research on primate behavior, the latest findings in evolutionary biology, and insights from moral philosophy, de... More Info

Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: Untold Stories from the Fight Against Muslim Fundamentalism

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The Feminine Mystique

W. W. Norton & Company | September 3, 2013 | 592 pages
“If you've never read it, read it now.”—Arianna Huffington, O, The Oprah Magazine  More Info

P. G. Wodehouse: A Life in Letters

W. W. Norton & Company | February 4, 2013 | 640 pages
This collection of letters from one of England's greatest comic writers includes his humorous and touching correspondence with family, friends and great literary figures of the 20th century, including Agatha Christie, George Orwell and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. 10,000 first printing.  More Info

Queer Street

W. W. Norton & Company | January 1, 2005 | 592 pages
A startling anecdotal history of gay life in twentieth-century New York explores the confluence of historical and social factors that made Manhattan a mecca for homosexuals in the second half of this century. Reprint. 13,000 first printing.  More Info

Nelson Mandela

W. W. Norton & Company | June 23, 2009 | 193 pages
Presents the life of the South African leader in graphic novel format, from his early efforts working as an activist against apartheid, to his twenty-seven year imprisonment, to his election to the presidency of the country in 1994.  More Info


W. W. Norton & Company | January 1, 2004 | 448 pages
Leaving her uncomprehending family behind, a gifted young woman becomes a writer and travels to London, where she is taken under the wing of artist Henry Fuseli, poet William Blake, and writer William Godwin. Reader's Guide included. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.  More Info

Karl Marx

W. W. Norton & Company | July 1, 2001 | 448 pages
Looks at the life of the father of Communism, focusing primarily on the human side of the man rather than his works.  More Info

The life and death of democracy

W. W. Norton & Company | August 17, 2009 | 958 pages
A provocative history of world democracy chronicles the practices of the ancient Myceans through the manifestations of democracy in today's world while considering such notions as the origins of democracy and whether or not the western world lives up to democratic ideals. By the author of The Media... More Info

How Much Is Enough?

W. W. Norton & Company | August 23, 1992 | 200 pages
It discusses the use of resources, pollution, and the distortions created in the economies of both wealthy industrialized nations and Third World countries.  More Info

The Ayatollahs' Democracy

W. W. Norton & Company | September 12, 2011 | 282 pages
The grandson of an ayatollah and a New York Times best-selling author discusses the blend of “Islamic democracy” favored by Iran's current leaders in a tour of the political and social landscape of the country. Reprint.  More Info

The Great Escape

W. W. Norton & Company | August 1, 2004 | 264 pages
Records the efforts of six hundred British and American officers to escape from a Nazi prison camp.  More Info

The Decision Book

W. W. Norton & Company | January 30, 2012 | 176 pages
This illustrated, interactive workbook offers 50 different strategies and models for making better choices and decisions, including explanations and guidance for applying the Rubber Band Model, the Personal Performance Model, the Pareto Principle and others to tackle life's challenges. 20,000 first... More Info

The Ethics of Psychoanalysis 1959-1960

W. W. Norton & Company | July 1, 1997 | 342 pages

The ethics of psychoanalysis, 1959-1960

W. W. Norton & Company | July 1, 1997 | 342 pages
One of the most influential French intellectuals of this century, Jacques Lacan is seen here at the height of his powers. Lacan dedicates this seventh year of his famous seminar to the problematic role of ethics in psychoanalysis. His exploration leads us to startling insights on "the consequence... More Info

The Seminar of Jacques Lacan: Book XVII: The Other Side of Psychoanalysis

W. W. Norton & Company | November 27, 2007 | 224 pages
Revolutionary and innovative, Lacan's work lies at the epicenter of modern thought about otherness, subjectivity, sexual difference, and enjoyment.  More Info

The ego in Freud's theory and in the technique of psychoanalysis, 1954-1955

W. W. Norton & Company | January 17, 1991 | 343 pages
A complete translation of the seminar that Jacques Lacan gave in the course of a year's teaching within the training programme of the Socie'te' Francaise de Psychanalyse. The French text was prepared by Jacques-Alain Miller in consultation with Jacques Lacan, from the transcriptions of the seminar.  More Info

Serious Men

W. W. Norton & Company | August 2, 2010 | 310 pages
Ayyan Mani, a member of India's lowest caste and resident of the slums of Mubmai, discovers an illicit romance between his married boss and a married female researcher at the institute where he works. Original.  More Info