Author: Richard H. Millington,Nathaniel Hawthorne
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; New edition (December 10, 2010)
Category: History & Criticism
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Richard H. Millington is Sylvia Dlugasch Bauman Professor of American Studies and Professor of English at Smith College.
Ships from and sold by Blackwell's . Richard H. He is the author of Practicing Romance: Narrative Form and Cultural Engagement in Hawthorne’s Fiction and of essays on Hawthorne and Willa Cather.
The selection of Backgrounds and Sources focuses on Hawthorne's visit to Brook Farm in 1841.
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Brodhead, Richard H. Hawthorne, Melville, and the Novel (Chicago, 1976).
Because nothing short of a comprehensive bibliography can do justice to the wealth and variety of Hawthorne criticism and scholarship since World War II, the following short list offers only a small cross section of this work, with particular reference to The Blithedale Romance. Brodhead, Richard H.
In April of 1841, braving leaden skies and a threatening snowstorm, Nathaniel Hawthorne walked the nine miles from Boston to an isolated farmhouse on the Dedham-Watertown Road in West Roxbury, Massachusetts. His destination was Brook Farm, an experimental socialist community envisioned by its founders as a society of liberal, intelligent and cultivated persons, whose relations with each other would permit a more wholesome and simple life than can be led amidst the pressures of our competitive institutions.
Nathaniel Hawthorne : Collected Novels: Fanshawe, The Scarlet Letter, The House of the Seven Gables, The Blithedale Romance, The Marble Faun (Library of America). 2 Mb. Nathaniel Hawthorne : Tales and Sketches (Library of America).
ISBN 13: 9780393091502. The Blithedale Romance, considered one of Hawthorne's major novels, explores the limitations of human nature set against an experiment in communal living.
The Blithedale Romance is Nathaniel Hawthorne's third major romance and "the lightest, the brightest, the liveliest" of Hawthorne's "unhumorous fictions. The Blithedale Romance. Short Title BLITHEDALE ROMANCE.
The Blithedale Romance (1852) is Nathaniel Hawthorne's third major romance. Its setting is a utopian farming commune based on Brook Farm, of which Hawthorne was a founding member and where he lived in 1841. The novel dramatizes the conflict between the commune's ideals and the members' private desires and romantic rivalries.
Contexts contains Hawthorne's letters, tebook entries and memoirs recreating life at the utopian community, Brook Farm. He is the author of Practicing Romance: Narrative Form and Cultural Engagement in Hawthorne's Fiction and of essays on Hawthorne and Willa Cather.
This new Norton Critical Edition of Hawthorne’s innovative 1852 novel helps readers navigate and appreciate its elusive plot, powerful characters, and maddening narrator.This Norton Critical Edition of The Blithedale Romance is based on the Centenary Edition of the Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne, widely considered the best available edition. It is accompanied by explanatory annotations to help readers with Hawthorne’s many historical and literary references as well as with other possible sources of difficulty in the text. “Contexts” is thematically organized and includes a rich and varied selection of materials, both public and private, focusing on Hawthorne’s inspirations for the novel. Included are letters, excerpts from journals, published accounts of Brook Farm and the growth of antebellum social reform, Hawthorne’s letters to Sophia Peabody and Louisa Hawthorne about his first days at Brook Farm, and later letters describing his growing reservations about and decision to leave the utopian community. The Blithedale Romance raises interesting questions about the role of women, the popularity of mesmerism, and the growth of cities in mid-nineteenth-century America. Margaret Fuller, Charles Baudelaire, and Hawthorne, among others, provide invaluable insight. “Criticism” begins with major contemporary reviews by Herman Melville, William B. Pike, George S. Hillard, James T. Fields, Henry Fothergill Chorley, and others that suggest The Blithedale Romance’s initial reception. “Selections from Classic Studies” reprints key excerpts from influential essays published through the 1970s, including those by Henry James, D. H. Lawrence, Irving Howe, and James McIntosh. “Recent Criticism” collects a striking range of scholarly interpretation by Nina Baym, Joel Pfister, Gillian Brown, Richard H. Brodhead, Lauren Berlant, Russ Castronovo, Robert S. Levine, and Richard H. Millington. A Chronology and a Selected Bibliography are also included.