The Norton Anthology of World Masterpieces, 4th edition, vol. 1 (ed. Maynard Mack, 1979)

Note:  Each collection is divided up into historical-cultural epochs.

*Masterpieces of the Ancient World: Old Testament; Homer; Aeschylus; Thucydides; Sophocles; Euripedes; Aristophanes; Plato; Aristotle; Lucretius; Cicero; Virgil; NT; Petronius; St. Augustine

* Masterpieces of the Middles Ages:  Dante; Boccaccio; Sir Gawain; Chaucer; Everyman

* Masterpieces of the Renaissance:  Petrarch; Erasmus, Castiglione; Machiavelli; Rabelais; Montaigne; Cervantes; Marlowe; Shakespeare’s Hamlet; Donne; de la Barca; Milton

The Norton Anthology of World Masterpieces, 4th edition, vol. 2 (ed. Maynard Mack, 1979)

* Masterpieces of Neoclassicism: Moliere; Racine; Francois; de la Fontaine; Pope; Swift; Voltaire

* Masterpieces of Romanticism: Rousseau, Goethe; Blake; Wordsworth; Coleridge; Byron; Shelley; Keats; Chateaubriand; Tennyson; R. Browning; Whitman; Dickinson; Melville

* Masterpieces of 19th century Realism and Naturalism: Flaubert; Dostoevsky; Tolstoy; Ibsen; Chekhov

* Masterpieces of the Modern World: Yeats; Pirandello; Gide; Proust; Mann; Stevens; Joyce; Woolf; Kafka; Lawrence; Eliot; Anna Akhmatova; Katherine Anne Porter; Faulkner; Brecht; Borges; Nabokov; Sartre; Wright; Camus

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