The Blithedale Romance / Edition 1

The Blithedale Romance / Edition 1

by William E. Cain, Nathaniel Hawthorne
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0312118031

ISBN-13: 9780312118037

Pub. Date: 02/15/1996

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

This teaching edition of Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Blithedale Romance reprints the Century Edition of the novel and includes a generous selection of historical materials. The documents are organized into thematic units on social reform, ninteteeth-century American utopian communities, Brook Farm, and gender relations, and include relevant excerpts from

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This teaching edition of Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Blithedale Romance reprints the Century Edition of the novel and includes a generous selection of historical materials. The documents are organized into thematic units on social reform, ninteteeth-century American utopian communities, Brook Farm, and gender relations, and include relevant excerpts from letters, diaries, periodicals and literary works by Karl Marx, Robert Owen, Frederick Douglass, Margaret Fuller, Lousia May Alcott, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, among others. Editorial features designed to help students read the novel in the light of the documents includes a general introduction providing historical and cultural background, a chronology of Hawthorne's life and times, an introduction to each thematic group of documents, headnotes, extensive annotations, a generous of illustrations, and a selected bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312118037
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date:
02/15/1996
Series:
Bedford Cultural Editions Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
5.48(w) x 8.38(h) x 0.77(d)

Table of Contents

About the Series
About This Volume
List of Illustrations

PART ONE: THE BLITHEDALE ROMANCE: THE COMPLETE TEXT

Introduction: Cultural and Historical Background

Chronology of Hawthorne's Life and Times

The Blithedale Romance [1964 Centenary Edition]

PART TWO: THE BLITHEDALE ROMANCE: CULTURAL CONTEXTS

1. Prospects for Change
Karl Marx, On Alienated Labor
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, From The Communist Manifesto
Friedrich Engels, From The Condition of the Working Class in England in 1844
Orestes A. Brownson, From "The Laboring Classes"
George H. Evans, On Land Reform
George H. Evans, "Vote Yourself a Farm"
Solomon Northrup, The Slave's Work Day
William Lloyd Garrison, "To The Public"
Frederick Douglass, Letter to William Lloyd Garrison
Abraham Lincoln, "Address to the Washingtonian Temperance Society of Springfield, Illinois"
Samuel Gridley Howe, From Report of the Minority of the Special Committee of the Boston Prison Discipline Society
Theodore Parker, From "A Sermon of the Dangerous Classes in Society"
Harriet Martineau, From "Miss Martineau On Mesmerism"
Margaret Fuller, From "The New Science; or, the Philosophy of Mesmerism or Animal Magnetism"
Nathaniel Hawthorne, "Earth's Holocaust"

2. The Idea of Community
Charles Fourier, The Impact of Industrialism, The Benefits of Association, and The Condition of Women
Albert Brisbane, From Social Destiny of Man, or Association and Reorganization of Industry
Robert Owen, On Individual Society vs. Cooperative Society
Frances Wright, From "Of Existing Evils, and Their Remedy"
John Humphrey Noyes and the Oneida Community, On Marriage
Amos Bronson Alcott and Charles Lane, On the Community at Fruitlands
Louisa May Alcott, "Transcendental Wild Oats"
Mary Gove, On the Columbian Phalanx
Adin Ballou, On the Hopedale Community
Joseph Smith, The Wentworth Letter
Harriet Beecher Stowe, "The Quaker Settlement" (From Uncle Tom's Cabin)

3. Life at Brook Farm
George Ripley, From the "Letter to the Church in Purchase Street"
Ralph Waldo Emerson, From "Man the Reformer"
Nathaniel Hawthorne, Letters to Sophia Peabody
Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, From "Plan of the West Roxbury Community"
The Brook Farm Phalanx, Prospectus for The Harbinger
John Sullivan Dwight, On Life at Brook Farm
Rebecca Codman Butterfield, From "Reminiscences of Brook Farm"

4. Women's Roles and Rights
Angelina E. Grimké, "Human Rights Not Founded on Sex"
Catherine Becker, From A Treatise on Domestic Economy
Lydia Maria Child, On Womens' Rights
Margaret Fuller, From Woman in the Nineteenth Century
Nathaniel Hawthorne, On Margaret Fuller
Nathaniel Hawthorne, On the Death of Martha Hunt
Harriet Farley, "A Weaver's Reverie"
Elizabeth Cady Stanton et. al., "Declaration of Sentiments" and "Resolutions" Seneca Falls Convention

Selected Bibliography

Illustrations
The Times
Black and White Slaves in America and England
From Ten Nights in a Bar-Room
The Eastern Penitentiary
Dining Room at Sing Sing Prison
View of a Phalanx
A Group of Oneida Perfectionist
Pictures in {rogress
Title page from The Crisis
Obscene Orgies and Pernicious Teachings
Brook Farm
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Sophia Amelia (Peabody) Hawthorne
From Reveries of a Bachelor
Rustic Dance after Sleigh Ride
Women's Rights Convention
A Natural Consequence
Proper Prudence
Margaret Fuller
Time Table of the Lower Mills
New England Textile Mill

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