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The province of piety : moral history in Hawthorne's early tales

Author: Michael J Colacurcio
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1984.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
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Colacurcio, Michael J.
Province of piety.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1984
(OCoLC)557728255
Named Person: Nathaniel Hawthorne; Nathaniel Hawthorne; Nathaniel Hawthorne; Nathaniel Hawthorne; Nathaniel Hawthorne; Nathaniel Hawthorne
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J Colacurcio
ISBN: 0674719573 9780674719576
OCLC Number: 10348679
Description: viii, 669 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Polemical introduction: Depravity, history, and the Hawthorne problem --
The matter of America. Native land: from convention to crucible --
Provincial tales: moral dilemma as history --
The Puritan bias: nature, virtue, and "the gentle boy" --
Tales of the Puritans. Pious image and political myth: a resolved ambivalence --
Visible sanctity and specter evidence: "The Tryal of G.B." --
The true sight of sin: Parson Hooper and the power of blackness --
Puritanism and revolution. Masque and anti-masque; a contest of histories --
Hellish portraits: the legend of Thomas Hutchinson --
Plague, pox, pride, and corruption: the politics of allegory --
The death of the past: history, story, and the use of tradition --
Problematic conclusions: "On the couch" and in the world.
Responsibility: Michael J. Colacurcio.

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