Nathaniel Hawthorne; Arlin Turner
|注意：||"First published in the Norton library 1958"--Title page verso.|
|描述：||251 pages ; 20 cm.|
|丛书名：||Norton library, N9.|
|责任：||Nathaniel Hawthorne ; introduction by Arlin Turner.|
A group of Utopians, unhappy with dissolute, mid-nineteenth-century America, takes to the pastoral life; but the members find little satisfaction in farmwork and communal life because of competing ambitions and idealism. Instead of changing the world, they pursue self-centered paths that ultimately lead to tragedy. Absorbing 1852 novel about love, idealism, and politics bristles with Hawthorne's perceptive wit and intelligence.