“The Blithedale Romance” by Nathaniel Hawthorne was first published in 1852. It happens to be the author’s third major romance book.
In the words of Henry James, “The Blithedale Romance” is the lightest, the brightest, and the liveliest of all the unhumorous fiction written by Nathaniel Hawthorne.
The book is not paid as much attention by readers as they should, but it is considered one of Hawthorne’s most critically important books. While writing the novel, the author was staying at Horace Mann’s house in West Newton, Massachusetts. Although the writing had been completed in 1851, it was published the following year.
Ready Reference Treatise: The Blithedale Romance
Chapter One: Introduction
Chapter Two: Plot Overview
Chapter Three: Major Characters
Chapter Four: Contemporary and Modern Criticism
Chapter Five: Complete Summary
Chapter Six: Critical Analysis
About the Author
Raja Sharma is a retired college lecturer. He has taught English Literature to University students for more than two decades. His students are scattered all over the world, and it is noticeable that he is in contact with more than ninety thousand of his students.