The Norton Anthology of American Literature includes more entire works than does any other anthology of American literature. The eighth edition features a diverse and balanced variety of works and thorough but judicious editorial apparatus. It includes more complete works, new authors, 170 in-text images, new and re-thought contextual clusters, and other teaching tools. The headnotes and, in many cases, selections, for a host of authors have been revised, refreshed and in some instances, rewritten. This edition offers 37 complete texts, of which three are newly included and two are exclusive to The Norton Anthology. There are more than a dozen writers new to this edition.