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  • The Scarlet Letterby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 36.00

    - Comprehensive reading and study guides for some of the world's most important literary masterpieces. - Concise critical excerpts provide a scholarly overview of each work. - "The Story Behind the Story" details the conditions under which the work was written. - Each book includes a biographical sketch of the author, a descriptive list... more...

  • Nathaniel Hawthorneby Hyatt H. Waggoner

    University of Minnesota Press 1962; US$ 36.00

    Nathaniel Hawthorne - American Writers 23 was first published in 1962. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. more...

  • Fanshaweby MobileReference 2008; US$ 3.99

    The novel Fanshawe was the first published work by Nathaniel Hawthorne, and published anonymously in 1828. It was based on his experiences at Bowdoin College in the early 1820s. He had written successful short stories before, but this was his first attempt at creating a novel. Hawthorne published the romance himself, and it was largely unnoticed. After... more...

  • A Companion to the Literatures of Colonial Americaby Ivy Schweitzer; Susan Castillo

    Wiley 2008; US$ 240.00 US$ 208.00

    This broad introduction to Colonial American literatures brings out the comparative and transatlantic nature of the writing of this period and highlights the interactions between native, non-scribal groups, and Europeans that helped to shape early American writing. Situates the writing of this period in its various historical and cultural contexts,... more...

  • Scarlet Letter Study Guideby Laurel and Associates

    Saddleback Publishing 1999; US$ 24.95

    Each 48-page Study Guide includes 35 reproducible exercises, teaching suggestions, background notes, chapter summaries, and answer keys. more...

  • Revolutionary Writersby Emory Elliott

    Oxford University Press 1986; US$ 64.99 US$ 55.89

    Elliot demonstrates how America's first men of letters--Timothy Dwight, Joel Barlow, Philip Freneau, Hugh Henry Brackenridge, and Charles Brockden Brown--sought to make individual genius in literature express a collective genius of the American people. more...

  • Empowering Wordsby Karen A. Weyler

    University of Georgia Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    Standing outside elite or even middling circles, outsiders who were marginalized by limitations on their freedom and their need to labor for a living had a unique grasp on the profoundly social nature of print and its power to influence public opinion. In Empowering Words, Karen A. Weyler explores how outsiders used ephemeral formats such as broadsides,... more...

  • Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letterby Leland Ryken

    Crossway 2013; US$ 5.99

    Guides readers through the signature book of American literature, Hawthorne?s The Scarlet Letter , and unpacks its universal themes of sin, knowledge, and the human condition. Part of the Christian Guides to the Classics series. more...

  • Exotics and Retrospectivesby Lafcadio Hearn

    Tuttle Publishing 1971; US$ 2.99

    "Even the worst tea is sweet when first made from the new leaf."--Japanese proverb. Here is a Lafcadio Hearn gem about Japanese customs and traditions destined to survive the inroads of time and Western trends. This masterpiece has the deep azure patina of Fuji-san; it utters the chirping notes of Suzumushi, the caged insect; it is as melodious... more...

  • Thoughts Painfully Intenseby James Mancall

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...