Nathaniel Hawthorne: The Contemporary Reviews by John L. Idol, JrNathaniel Hawthorne: The Contemporary Reviews by John L. Idol, Jr

Nathaniel Hawthorne: The Contemporary Reviews

EditorJohn L. Idol, Jr, Buford JonesPreface byM. Thomas Inge

Paperback | July 31, 2008

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From the self-withdrawn Fanshawe through the posthumously issued Dr. Grimshaw's Secret, this compilation of reviews and notices traces Nathaniel Hawthorne's rise from obscurity to world renown as a writer placed in the ranks of Carlyle, Dickens, and Shakespeare. Reviews by Henry Fothergill Chorley, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, Margaret Fuller, Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, Edwin Whipple, Henry James, Edith Simcox, William Dean Howells, and many others respond to Hawthorne's tales, romances, notebooks, and fragmentary works in efforts to capture and define the nature of Hawthorne's mind and the quality of his art.
Title:Nathaniel Hawthorne: The Contemporary ReviewsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:564 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.14 inPublished:July 31, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521069386

ISBN - 13:9780521069380

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Table of Contents

Series editor's preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; A note on the selections; 1. Fanshawe (1828); 2.Tales and sketches in The Token and other annual or periodical publications, 1831-1837; 3. Twice-Told Tales (1837-1838); 4. The Gentle Boy (1839); 5. Grandfather's Chair, Famous Old People, and Liberty Tree (1841); 6. Biographical Stories for Children (1842); 7. Twice-Told Tales (second edition, 1842); 8. Mosses from an Old Manse (1846); 9. The Scarlet Letter (1850); 10. True Stories from History and Biography (1850); 11. The House of Seven Gables (1851); 12. Twice-told Tales (reissue, 1851); 13.Wonder Book for Girls and Boys (1851); 14. The Snow Image and Other Twice-Told Tales (1851); 15. The Blithedale Romance (1852); 16. Life of Franklin Pierce (1852); 17. Tanglewood Tales (1853); 18. Mosses from an Old Manse (reissue, 1854); 19. The Marble Faun (Transformation in England) (1860); 20. Our Old Home (1863); 21. Pansie (1864); 22. Passages from the American Note-Books of Nathaniel Hawthorne (1868); 23. Passages from the American Note-Books of Nathaniel Hawthorne (1870); 24. Passages from the French and Italian Note-Books of Nathaniel Hawthorne (1871); 25. Septimius Felton; or, The Elixir of Life (1872); 26. Fanshawe and The Dolliver Romance (1876); 27. Dr. Grimshaw's Secret (1882); Retrospective and general-assessment essays, 1841-1879; Index.

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"...provides a valuable resource of primary material on a writer who once styled himself the 'obscurest man in American letters.'" Val Gough, Journal of American Studies