A Historical Guide to Nathaniel Hawthorne [NOOK Book]

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Nathaniel Hawthorne remains one of the most widely read and taught of American authors. This Historical Guide collects a number of original essays by Hawthorne scholars that place the author in historical context. Like other volumes in the series, A Historical Guide to Nathaniel Hawthorne includes an introduction, a brief biography, a bibliographical essay, and an illustrated chronology of the author's life and times. Combining cultural criticism with historical scholarship, this volume addresses a wide range of ...
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A Historical Guide to Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Overview

Nathaniel Hawthorne remains one of the most widely read and taught of American authors. This Historical Guide collects a number of original essays by Hawthorne scholars that place the author in historical context. Like other volumes in the series, A Historical Guide to Nathaniel Hawthorne includes an introduction, a brief biography, a bibliographical essay, and an illustrated chronology of the author's life and times. Combining cultural criticism with historical scholarship, this volume addresses a wide range of topics relevant to Hawthorne's work, including his relationship to slavery, children, mesmerism, and the visual arts.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199728046
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 6/25/2001
  • Series: Historical Guides to American Authors
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Larry J. Reynolds is Professor of English and Thomas Franklin Mayon Professor of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University. He is a former President of the Nathaniel Hawthorne Society and is currently the Executive Secretary of the Margaret Fuller Society.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 3
Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1804-1864: A Brief Biography 13
Mysteries of Mesmerism: Hawthorne's Haunted House 49
Hawthorne and Children in the Nineteenth Century: Daughters, Flowers, Stories 79
Hawthorne and the Visual Arts 109
Hawthorne and the Slavery Question 135
Illustrated Chronology 165
Bibliographical Essay: Hawthorne and History 183
Contributors 211
Index 213
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