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The Cambridge Introduction to Nathaniel Hawthorne (Cambridge Introductions to Literature)
As the author of The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne has been established as a major writer of the nineteenth century and the most prominent chronicler of New England and its colonial history. This introductory book for students coming to Hawthorne for the first time outlines his life and writings in a clear and accessible style. Leland S. Person also explains some of ...more
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published March 1st 2007 by Cambridge University Press
(first published 2007)
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This little book is more of an introduction to topics in recent Hawthorne studies than it is an introduction to Hawthorne's work. It is NOT directed towards readers with little or no experience reading Hawthorne. The focus, rather, is placing Hawthorne's work in its own 19th century time and showing the influence of contemporary events and ideas on Hawthorne's writing. Person discusses all of Hawthorne's work, not just The Scarlet Letter. Highlights include a rich and full discussion of a sampli ...more