Series Editor: Joseph Pearce


Read. Think. Repeat.

Ignatius Critical Editions give you and your students the tools to dig into classic works. How?

What makes each Ignatius Critical Editions title a resource for teachers? Besides the above, here are a few practical, everyday things that will make teaching a fuller and more manageable experience.

Answer Keys

Each ICE Study Guide comes with an answer key, so you don't have to memorize every line of Shakespeare to make sure your students did the reading.

Excellent, Updated Annotation

The problem with an edition from fifty years ago is that sometimes their explanatory notes mystify their readers more than the book does! Deciding what's apparent today, in language and ideology, and what's obscure enough for a footnote is primarily an editor's job. You shouldn't have to do it again!

Ignatius Critical Editions include sober, understandable annotation so that you can get reliable explanations — not wild and questionable theories — that are actually clear — written in straightforward, modern prose.

Bulk Discounts

Special pricing is available to make ordering for the classroom or your reading group more affordable. This discount is automatically applied online or over the phone.

Order Amount * Discount
10–49 20%
50–99 35%
100–249 49%
250–749 51%
750+ 52%

* Details

Please note that the amounts listed apply to orders of the same title, not a mix of titles.

Online Bulk Discounting: simply fill your cart and specify how many you need. Bulk discounting is applied automatically and can be reviewed in your shopping cart. Only available at

Phone Order Discounting: simply let the phone operator know you need to make a bulk order. For CC orders, call toll-free 1-800-651-1531. School teachers and administrators ordering for their school can call toll-free at 1-866-431-1531.


Books by Author

by last name, except for Wm. Shakespeare

St. Augustine of Hippo

Charlotte Brontë

Emily Brontë

Stephen Crane

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Herman Melville

John Henry Newman

Mary Shelley

Bram Stoker

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Jonathan Swift

Mark Twain

Coming Soon

by release date, then as above

Bulk Discounts Available

Order Amount * Discount
10–49 20%
50–99 35%
100–249 49%
250–749 51%
750+ 52%

The Ignatius Critical Editions are available in bulk, perfect for schools, colleges, or homeschooling groups!

* See details.

Need to Place a Bulk Order?

Schools, book clubs — any orders over 10 can receive special pricing online or by phone. Click here for details.

Why Traditional Criticism?

Tradition is the extension of Democracy through time; it is the proxy of the dead and the enfranchisement of the unborn.

Tradition may be defined as the extension of the franchise. Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking about.

G. K. Chesterton
(read the full quote in our mission statement)