RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 8827306 LA English T1 Novels A1 Hawthorne, Nathaniel,, PB Literary Classics of the United States : Distributed to the trade by the Viking Press PP New York YR 1983 SN 0940450089 9780940450080 052126216X 9780521262163 AB Here in one volume are all five of Nathaniel Hawthorne's world-famous novels. "The House of the Seven Gables" moves across 150 years from an ancestral crime condoned by the Puritan theocracy to a new beginning in the bustling and democratic Jacksonian era. Hawthorne's masterpiece, "The Scarlet Letter," is a dramatic allegory of the social consequences of adultery and the subversive force of personal desire in a community of laws. "The Blithedale Romance" explores the perils, which Hawthorne knew at first hand, of living in a utopian community, and the inextricability of political, personal, and sexual desires. "Fanshawe" is an engrossing apprentice work which Hawthorne published anonymously and later sought to suppress. "The Marble Faun," his last finished novel, involves mystery, murder, and romance among American artists in Rome.