A Historical Guide to Nathaniel Hawthorne

Paperback | May 15, 2001

EditorLarry J. Reynolds

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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 Hawthorneincludes 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 toslavery, children, mesmerism, and the visual arts.

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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 Hawthorneincludes an introduction, a brief biography, a b...

Larry J. Reynolds is Professor of English and Thomas Franklin Mayon Professor of Liberal Arts at Texas AandM 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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Format:PaperbackPublished:May 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195124146

ISBN - 13:9780195124149

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Table of Contents

Larry J. Reynolds: Introduction1. Brenda Wineapple: Marble and Mud: A Biographical Sketch2. Samuel Coale: Mysteries of Mesmerism: Hawthorne's Haunted House3. Gillian Brown: Hawthorne and Children in the Nineteenth Century: Daughters, Flowers, Stories4. Rita K. Gollin: Hawthorne and the Visual Arts5. Jean Fagan Yellin: Nathaniel Hawthorne and the Slavery Question6. Illustrated Chronology7. Leland S. Person: Hawthorne and History: A Bibliographical EssayContributorsIndex