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The Metamorphosis and Other Stories

A man awakens to find himself transformed into a giant vermin; a performer starves himself to death as a circus attraction; a fiendish engine of capital punishment engraves the letter of the law into the body of the condemned. Such are the nightmare scenarios that emerge in the short stories of Franz Kafka, one of…

The Broadview Introduction to Literature: Short Fiction – Second Edition

Designed for courses taught at the introductory level in Canadian universities and colleges, this new anthology provides a rich selection of literary texts. Unlike many other such anthologies, it includes literary non-fiction as well as poetry, short fiction, and drama. In each genre the anthology includes a vibrant mix of classic and contemporary works. Each…

The Broadview Introduction to Literature – Second Edition

Designed for courses taught at the introductory level in Canadian universities and colleges, this new anthology provides a rich selection of literary texts. Unlike many other such anthologies, it includes literary non-fiction as well as poetry, short fiction, and drama. In each genre the anthology includes a vibrant mix of classic and contemporary works. Each…

The Broadview Introduction to Literature: Concise Edition – Second Edition

A contemporary, Canadian, and diverse update of Broadview’s concise introduction to literature. Pedagogically current and uncommon in its breadth of representation, The Broadview Introduction to Literature invites students into the world of literary study in a truly distinctive way.

On The Piazza Tales and Its Literary Contemporaries

[Brian Yothers, editor of our new edition of Melville’s Piazza Tales shares his thoughts on reading the stories in their literary contexts.] We often read “Bartleby, the Scrivener,” Herman Melville’s most famous short story, as if it is detached from the literary history of its time. One of Melville’s earliest reviewers, however, noted important connections among…

World Literature and Works in Translation

WORLD LITERATURE AND WORKS IN TRANSLATION The Odyssey: Selections (8th C BCE) Homer The Trojan Women (4th C BCE) Euripides The Apology and Related Dialogues (4th C BCE) Plato *Philebus(4th C BCE) Plato Beowulf, second edition (c. 1000) The History of the Kings of Britain (12th C) Geoffrey of Monmouth The Four Branches of The Mabinogi…

Twentieth-Century Literature

TWENTIETH-CENTURY LITERATURE *Lord Jim (1900) Joseph Conrad Heart of Darkness, Third Edition (1899 / 1902) Joseph Conrad Heart of Darkness (Ed. Peters) (1902) Joseph Conrad The Secret Agent (1907) Joseph Conrad *Under Western Eyes (1911) Joseph Conrad *My Brilliant Career (1901) Sarah Miles Franklin Kim (1901) Rudyard Kipling *The Grand Babylon Hotel (1902) Arnold Bennett *The…

Happy New Year from Broadview Press: Forthcoming Spring Titles

Happy New Year! As we enter the coldest months of the year, it is cheering to look forward to new spring titles… Forthcoming Broadview Editions bring us narratives of endurance, exploration, and adventure, including the vivid depiction of a soldier’s experience of war in Stephen Crane’s The Red Badge of Courage, the building of a socialist…