Description : Introduction, Larry J. Reynolds1. Marble and Mud: A Biographical Sketch, Brenda Wineapple2. Mysteries of Mesmerism: Hawthorne's Haunted House, Samuel Coale3. Hawthorne and Children in the Nineteenth Century: Daughters, Flowers, Stories, Gillian Brown4. Hawthorne and the Visual Arts, Rita K. Gollin5. Nathaniel Hawthorne and the Slavery Question, Jean Fagan Yellin6. Illustrated Chronology7. Hawthorne and History: A Bibliographical Essay, Leland S. PersonContributorsIndex.
Description : This book provides a selectively comprehensive and cross-referenced record of the enormous body of scholarship on The Scarlet Letter from 1950 to 2000, as well as an introductory overview of the major patterns and trends in the critical interpretations of the novel. Designed for both new and seasoned readers/critics, the four-part study can be used in two ways: as a chronological record and historical survey of the development of ideas in criticism over five decades, and as a reference guide that can be accessed through the Author, Subject, and Critical Approach Indexes. Part I provides a chronological, annotated listing of the most frequently anthologized Early Reviews of the novel. Part II offers full citations for Early Influential Criticism [Pre-1950] and is comprised of forty-one landmark commentaries that appeared between 1850 and 1950. Part III, which makes up the bulk of the project and begins with the year 1950, presents a comprehensive annotated bibliography of Scarlet Letter criticism that includes books, articles, special critical editions, collections of criticism, general student introductions and help books, teaching aids and guides, and biographies. critical editions, collections of criticism, general student introductions to the novel, teaching aids and guides, bibliographies, and biographies.
Description : "One of the first American short story writers, Nathaniel Hawthorne is also among the finest. A sampling of his stories reads like an anthology of great literature: My Kinsman, Major Molineux; The Celestial Railroad; The Minister's Black Veil; The Maypole of Merry Mount; The Birthmark. Common to all Hawthorne's work is an intellectual, emotional, and psychological richness that may well remain unparalleled in fiction today. Indeed, as scholars learn more about history, literature, sociology, and psychology, the more they unlock secrets in Hawthorne's work. Few writers, of any generation, genre, or language have shared - or even approached - Hawthorne's lucid vision of the mind's hidden landscape. More remarkable, perhaps, was the compassion he felt for his subjects, while exploring their sin, guilt, cruelty, and arrogance. Human beings, he felt, can afford to face their flaws because they have the capacity to grow beyond them. Even his peers acknowledged his place in literary history: D. H. Lawrence called Hawthorne "the American wonder-child with his magical, allegorical insight"; Henry James wrote an entire book of criticism about him; and Herman Melville, in deference to Hawthorne's "great power of blackness," dedicated Moby Dick to his friend and neighbor." "Nancy Bunge investigates the whole of Hawthorne's short fiction canon, including a number of the less celebrated stories. Her specific and detailed analyses include fresh commentaries on Hawthorne's lush and demanding fiction, including observations afforded by the moral, social, and historical interpretations of the stories. Many of her theories are not found in the extant body of criticism, and still others take the general patterns of critical interpretation to new levels. Bunge's thorough inspection also sheds light on the relation of the fiction to Hawthorne's own biography, including his Puritan roots."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Description : A Study Guide for Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.
Description : A Study Guide for Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Birthmark," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.
Description : Essays on Melville's life & writing here make the case for his centrality both to 19th century writing in America & also to America's understanding of itself.