The Portable Hawthorne
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The Portable Hawthorne

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"The Portable Hawthorne" includes writings from each major stage in the career of Nathaniel Hawthorne: a number of his most intriguing early tales, all of "The Scarlet Letter", excerpts from his three subsequently published romances - "The House of Seven Gables", "The Blithedale Romance", and "The Marble Faun" - as well as passages from his European journals and a sampling of his last, unfinished works. The editor's introduction and head notes trace the evolution of Hawthorne's writing over the course of his long career: from the tales, to their apotheosis in "The Scarlet Letter", through his popular romances, to his private journals and frustrated attempts at another romance. Readers looking for a critical vantage point from which to see Hawthorne whole - his artistic rise, triumph, and sad decline - can find it in this collection.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 24mm | 322.05g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0143039288
  • 9780143039280
  • 1,378,255

About Nathaniel Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) was born in Salem, Massachusetts, and is best known today for his enigmatic tales and the novel The Scarlet Letter.
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Table of contents

The Portable HawthorneIntroduction
Chronology
I. The Tales (1830-1852)
Editor's Note
My Kinsman, Mayor Molineux
Roger Malvin's Burial
Young Goodman Brown
The Minister's Black Veil
The Man of Adamant
The Birth-Mark
Rappaccini's Daughter
Prefaces
from "The Old Manse"
to Twice-told Tales
to The Snow-Image
II. The Scarlet Letter (1850)
Editor's Note
III. The Published Romances (1851-1860)
Editor's Note
from The House of the Seven Gables
from The Blithedale Romance
from The Marble Faun
IV. The European Journals (1853-1860)
Editor's Note
from the English, French, and Italian Journals
V. The Last Years (1861-1864)
Editor's Note
Passages from the letters and the Unfinished Romances
Suggestions for Further Reading
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