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The Scarlet Letter and Other Writings / Edition 4
     

The Scarlet Letter and Other Writings / Edition 4

by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Leland S. Person
 

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ISBN-10: 0393979539

ISBN-13: 9780393979534

Pub. Date: 11/28/2004

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

This Norton Critical Edition of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s most widely read novel appears during the bicentennial anniversary year of his birth.
The text of The Scarlet Letter is based on the 1850 third edition, the first set in stereotype plates and the basis of subsequent printings in Hawthorne’s lifetime. An invaluable selection of contextual material

Overview

This Norton Critical Edition of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s most widely read novel appears during the bicentennial anniversary year of his birth.
The text of The Scarlet Letter is based on the 1850 third edition, the first set in stereotype plates and the basis of subsequent printings in Hawthorne’s lifetime. An invaluable selection of contextual material includes five Hawthorne stories that are closely related to The Scarlet Letter, along with relevant letters and notebook entries. A substantial excerpt from Hawthorne’s campaign biography of Franklin Pierce offers a revealing glimpse at Hawthorne’s political thought, especially regarding slavery and abolition. "Criticism" provides a comprehensive overview of early and modern commentary on The Scarlet Letter and the stories in this edition, including nineteenth-century reviews of the novel and critical essays by Robert S. Levine, Nina Baym, Larry J. Reynolds, and Jean Fagan Yellin. A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393979534
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
11/28/2004
Series:
Norton Critical Editions Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
768
Sales rank:
142,033
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Note on the Texts xiii

The Texts of The Scarlet Letter and Other Writings 1

Other Writings 157

Mrs. Hutchinson 159

Endicott and the Red Cross 163

Young Goodman Brown 169

The Minister's Black Veil 178

The Birthmark 188

Contexts 201

Passages from Hawthorne's Notebooks and Letters 203

From Life of Franklin Pierce (1852) Nathaniel Hawthorne 219

Criticism 225

Nineteenth-Century Reviews of The Sacrlet Letter 227

The Scarlet Letter, Literary World (March 30, 1850) Evert A. Duyckinck 227

Review of New Books, Graham's Magazine (May 1850) Edwin Percy Whipple 229

The Scarlet Letter, North American Review July 1850) Anne W. Abbott 231

The Scarlet Letter, Saturday Visiter (Sept, 28, 1850) Jane Swisshelm 239

Literary Notices and Criticisms, Brownson's Quarterly (Oct. 1850) Orestes Brownson 242

The Writings of Hawthorne, Church Review (Jan. 1851) Arthur Cleveland Coxe 246

The Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Universalist Quarterly (July 1851) Amory Dwight Mayo 254

Review Essay 263

Antebellum Feminists on Hawthorne: Reconsidering the Reception of The Scarlet Letter Robert S. Levine 263

Puritan Background and Sources 279

The New England Sources of The Scarlet Letter Charles Ryskamp 279

A Red-Hot A and a Lusting Divine: Sources for The Scarlet Letter Frederick Newberry 290

Hawthorne's Model of Christian Charity Kristin Boudreau 296

The Scarlet Letter of the Law: Hawthorne and Criminal Justice Laura Hanft Korobkin 325

"A" for Atlantic: 'The Colonizing Force of Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter Laura Doyle 349

The Custom-House 371

"The Custom-House," The Scarlet Letter, and Hawthorne's Separation from Salem John Franzosa 371

Nathaniel Hawthorne and the Anxieties of the Archive Eric Savoy 387

Nineteenth-Century Backgrounds 407

Hawthorne and the "Scribbling Women": Publishing The Scarlet Letter in the Nineteenth-Century United States Michael Winship 407

Citizen Hester: The Scarlet Letter as Civic Myth Brook Thomas 414

"The Puritans of Today": The Anti-Whig Argument of The Scarlet Letter Michael Ryan 437

The A-Politics of Ambiguity Sacvan Bercoviteh 454

The Obliquity of Signs: The Scarlet Letter Millicent Bell 473

The Scarlet Letter and Revolutions Abroad Larry J. Reynolds 484

Hawthorne, Pearl, and the Primal Sin of Culture Emily Miller Budick 500

Gender and Sexuality 517

Nathaniel Hawthorne and the Feminists: The Scarlet Letter Louise DeSalvo 517

"Speak Thou for Mel": The "Strange Earnestness" of The Scarlet Letter Thomas R. Mitchell 528

Revisiting Hawthorne's Feminism Nina Baym 562

Race and Slavery 579

The Scarlet Letter and the Antislavery Feminists Jean Fagan Yellin 579

"A" Is for Abolition?: Race, Authorship, The Scarlet Letter Jay Grossman 601

The Scarlet Letter Films 617

Demi's Hester and Hester's Demi(se): The (New) Scarlet Letter and Its Spectators Jamie Barlowe 617

Other Writings 653

Anne Hutchinson Amy Schrager Lang 653

Hawthorne's Demystification of History in "Endicott and the Red Cross" John Nickel 662

"Young Goodman Brown" and the Mathers John Ronan 674

The Problem of History in "The Minister's Black Veil" J. Hillis Miller 691

Hawthorne's Mister Hooper: The Veil of Ham? John F. Birk 700

Women Beware Science: "The Birthmark" Judith Fetterley 709

The Invisible Hand Made Visible: "The Birth-mark" Cindy Weinstein 716

Nathaniel Hawthorne: A Chronology 721

Selected Bibliography 725

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