The Scarlet Letter (Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism Series) / Edition 1

The Scarlet Letter (Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism Series) / Edition 1

by Nathaniel Hawthorne
     
 

This volume presents the authoritative Centenary Edition text of Hawthorne's classic 1851 novel, along with critical essays that read The Scarlet Letter from contemporary reader-response, psychoanalytic, feminist, and new historicist perspectives. Three brief additional essays demonstrate how several critical perspectives can be combined. As in the first

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Overview

This volume presents the authoritative Centenary Edition text of Hawthorne's classic 1851 novel, along with critical essays that read The Scarlet Letter from contemporary reader-response, psychoanalytic, feminist, and new historicist perspectives. Three brief additional essays demonstrate how several critical perspectives can be combined. As in the first edition, the text and essays are complemented by biographical and critical introductions, bibliographies, and a glossary of critical and theoretical terms. Five of the seven essays are new to the second edition, as is a selection of cultural documents and illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312035464
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date:
12/28/1990
Series:
Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
371
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

PART I. THE SCARLET LETTER: THE COMPLETE TEXT

Biographical and Historical Contexts
The Complete Text [Centenary Edition]
*Cultural Documents and Illustrations

PART II. THE SCARLET LETTER: A CASE STUDY IN CONTEMPORARY CRITICISM

Reader Response Criticism
*Stephen Railton
Psychoanalytic Criticism
Joanne Feit Diehl
Feminist Criticism
Shari Benstock
New Historicism
*Brook Thomas
Combining Perspectives
*Lora Romero

Glossary of Literary and Critical Terms

* new to this edition

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