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The scarlet letter and other writings : authoritative texts, contexts, criticism

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne; Leland S Person
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2017] ©2017
Series: Norton critical edition.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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Hawthorne's novel of adultery in Puritan Boston. Five short works related to The Scarlet Letter, sharing its themes of sin, morality, guilt, and shame. Expanded explanatory annotations and a new preface by Leland S. Person. Key passages from Hawthorne's letters and notebooks. New critical essays by Brook Thomas, Michael Ryan, Thomas R. Mitchell, Jay Grossman, Jamie Barlowe, John ronan, and John F. Birk A chronology  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Historical fiction
Fiction
History
Named Person: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nathaniel Hawthorne; Leland S Person
ISBN: 9780393264890 0393264890
OCLC Number: 914228322
Description: xiv, 738 pages : illustration, map ; 24 cm.
Contents: The texts of The Scarlet Letter and other writings --
Other writings : Mrs. Hutchinson ; Endicott and the Red Cross ; Young Goodman Brown ; The Minister's Black Veil ; The birthmark --
Contexts : Passages from Hawthorne's Notebooks and Letters : From Life of Franklin Pierce (1852) / Nathaniel Hawthorne --
Criticism : Nineteenth-century reviews of The Scarlet Letter : The Scarlet Letter, Literary World (March 30, 1850) / Evert A. Duyckinck ; Review of New Books, Graham's Magazine (May 1850) / Edwin Percy Whipple ; The Scarlet Letter, North American Review (July 1850) / Anne W. Abbott ; The Scarlett Letter, Saturday Visiter (Sept. 28, 1850) / Jane Swisshelm ; Literary notices and criticisms, Brownson's Quarterly (Oct. 1850) / Orestes Brownson ; The writings of Hawthorne, Church Review (Jan. 1851) / Arthur Cleveland Coxe ; The works of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Universalist Quarterly (July 1851) / Amory Dwight Mayo --
Review essay : Antebellum feminsts on Hawthorne: Reconsidering the reception of The Scarlet Letter / Robert S. Levine --
Puritan background and sources : The New England sources of The Scarlet Letter / Charles Ryskamp ; A red-hot A and a lusting devine: Sources for The Scarlet Letter / Frederick Newberry ; Hawthorne's Model of Christian charity / Kristin Boudreau ; The Scarlet Letter of the law: Hawthorne and criminal justice / Laura Hanft Korobkin ; "A" for Atlantic: The colonizing force of Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter / Laura Doyle --
The Custom-House : "The Custom-House," The Scarlet Letter, and Hawthorne's separation from Salem / John Franzosa ; Nathaniel Hawthorne and the anxieties of the archive / Eric Savoy --
Nineteenth-century backgrounds : Hawthorne and the "Scribbling Women:" Publishing The Scarlet Letter in the Nineteenth-century United States / Michael Winship ; Citizen Hester: The Scarlet Letter as civic myth / Brook Thomas ; "The Puritans of today": The anti-whig argument of The Scarlet Letter / Michael Ryan ; The A-politics of ambiguity / Sacvan Bercovitch ; The obliquity of signs: The Scarlet Letter / Millicent Bell ; The Scarlet Letter and Revolutions abroad / Larry J. Reynolds ; Hawthorne, Pearl, and the primal sin of culture / Emily Miller Budick --
Gender and sexuality : Nathaniel Hawthorne and the feminists: The Scarlet Letter / Louise DeSalvo ; "Speak thou for me!": The "Strange earnestness" of The Scarlet Letter / Thomas R. Mitchell --
"A" is for abolition?: Race, authorship, The Scarlet Letter / Jay Grossman --
The Scarlet Letter Films : Demi's Hester and Hester's demi(se): The (New) Scarlet Letter and its spectators / Jamie Barlowe --
Other writings : Anne Hutchinson / Amy Schrager Lang --
Hawthorne's demystification of history in "Endicott and the Road Cross" / John Nickel ; "Young Goodman Brown" and the Mathers / John Ronan ; The problem of history in "The Minister's Black Veil" / J. Hillis Miller ; Hawthorne's Mister Hooper: The veil of Ham? / John F. Birk ; Women beware science: "The Birthmark" / Judith Fetterley ; The invisible hand made visible: "The Birth-mark" / Cindy Weinstein.
Series Title: Norton critical edition.
Responsibility: Nathaniel Hawthorne ; edited by Leland S. Person, University of Cincinnati.

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This perennially popular Norton Critical Edition has been revised to reflect the most current scholarly approaches to The Scarlet Letter-Hawthorne's most widely read novel-as well as to the five  Read more...

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