WorldCat Identities

Arvin, Newton 1900-1963

Overview
Works: 92 works in 412 publications in 2 languages and 12,033 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Sea stories  Psychological fiction  Humorous fiction  Bildungsromans  Juvenile works  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Translator
Classifications: PS1305, 813.4
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Most widely held works about Newton Arvin
 
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Most widely held works by Newton Arvin
Herman Melville by Newton Arvin( Book )

73 editions published between 1950 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A collection of critical essays on Melville and his works. Also includes a chronology of events in the author's life."--
Longfellow: his life and work by Newton Arvin( Book )

28 editions published between 1962 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hawthorne's short stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne( Book )

46 editions published between 1946 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories from Twice-told tales, Mosses from an old manse, The snow image, and Tales and sketches
Hawthorne by Newton Arvin( Book )

32 editions published between 1929 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whitman by Newton Arvin( Book )

22 editions published between 1938 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The heart of Hawthorne's journals by Nathaniel Hawthorne( Book )

16 editions published between 1929 and 1967 in English and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American pantheon; [essays] by Newton Arvin( Book )

16 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in English and Portuguese and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays that form a chronological survey of the significant and lesser-known figures of the 19th century American literature
Short stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne( Book )

27 editions published between 1846 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected letters of Henry Adams by Henry Adams( Book )

12 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moby Dick by Herman Melville( Book )

14 editions published between 1948 and 1966 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic of the sea, telling of the pursuit of Moby Dick, the white whale who defied capture
The Grandissimes : a story of Creole life by George Washington Cable( Book )

11 editions published between 1957 and 1988 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this novel, the author provides a realistic portrait of race and class relations in New Orleans immediately following the Louisiana Purchase (1803). It chronicles the adventures and romances of various members of the Grandissime family, black, white, mixed race, rich and poor alike. The story begins when Honore Grandissime, the scion of the white branch of this powerful New Orleans clan, takes in Joseph Frowenfeld, a young man from Philadelphia whose entire family has died from yellow fever. Honore's conversations with Joseph about the New Orleans caste system shed light on the dilemmas at the center of the novel. Honore finds himself caught between an idealistic Joseph, who advocates sweeping social reforms that would end slavery but essentially erase Creole culture, and his prideful uncle Agricola Fusilier, who ostensibly holds onto a racist past in order to preserve the Grandissime way of life, one built on the foundations of slavery. Honore wants to establish a business partnership with his quadroon half brother (also called Honore) and do right by Aurora Nancanou, who was widowed and rendered destitute when Agricola murdered her husband over a gambling dispute. Yet his decisions regarding this tarnished family history are further complicated by his secret love for Aurora. The story of Bras Coupe, retold several times, connects the novel's divergent strands and is suggestive of Honore's struggle against his past and a vibrant New Orleans society that remains tainted by slavery's atrocities. Bras Coupe, an enslaved African prince on a Spanish Creole plantation, is engaged to Palmyre, Aurora's maid. Inspired by the indignity of his plight, Bras Coupe attacks his white overseer, and is soon viciously pursued by a mob of Creole aristocrats, among them Agricola, through the New Orleans swamps. Honore tries to prevent the African prince's punishment but to no avail. Upon his capture, Bras Coupe issues a curse on both his master and his plantation. He is summarily beaten to death, though only after his ears are cut off and his hamstrings slashed. Bras Coupe, literally meaning "arm cut off" in French, personifies the cruelty of slavery and the degeneracy that lies at the heart of a so called genteel southern society. The author's devotion to Creole society, rendered in romantic terms throughout the novel, is counterbalanced by the haunting presence of Bras Coupe's fate, which illustrates that a world of such charm and privilege comes at great human cost
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain( Book )

6 editions published between 1962 and 1975 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Huck tells of his adventures traveling down the Mississippi on a raft with an escaped slave, and of the many people they encounter, including a pair of swindlers and two families in a feud
Two passages from the journal of Henry Marston : the menace of exploitation : The commonplace by Newton Arvin( Book )

4 editions published between 1928 and 1929 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hawthorne's short stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne( Book )

1 edition published in 1946 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hermann Melville by Newton Arvin( Book )

5 editions published between 1950 and 1977 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scarlet letter. With an introd. by Newton Arvin by Nathaniel Hawthorne( Book )

2 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Nathaniel) Hawthorne's Short Stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne( Book )

1 edition published in 1955 in Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short stories : With an introd. by Nathaniel Hawthorne( Book )

2 editions published between 1947 and 1950 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herman Melville : [a critical biography] by Newton Arvin( Book )

3 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected letters : With an introd. by Henry (Historiker) Adams( Book )

1 edition published in 1951 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Hawthorne's short storiesThe Grandissimes : a story of Creole lifeHawthorne's short storiesHermann MelvilleThe scarlet professor : Newton Arvin and America's need to blame
Alternative Names
Arvin Frederick Newton 1900-1963

Newton Arvin Amerikaans literatuurhistoricus (1900-1963)

Newton Arvin literary critic

Newton Arvin US-amerikanischer Hochschullehrer und Autor

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