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  • Hawthorneby Henry James

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Though Henry James is best remembered as a titan of nineteenth-century American literature and an important innovator in the domain of literary realism, he was also a key figure in the literary criticism of the period and helped to shape the era's critical sensibility. In this fascinating volume, James focuses his critical lens on Nathaniel Hawthorne,... more...

  • Glimpses of an Unfamilar Japan, Second Seriesby Lafcadio Hearn

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    In the second volume of Lafcadio Hearn's essays on the culture of nineteenth-century Japan, readers are given an firsthand look inside a society that was long cloaked by secrecy and a suspicion of outsiders. These closely observed anecdotes and vignettes will engage fans of top-notch travel writing. more...

  • Hawthorne's Wilderness: Nature and Puritanism in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter and "Young Goodman Brown"by Marina Boonyaprasop

    Diplomica Verlag 2013; US$ 41.84

    Hauptbeschreibung Nathaniel Hawthorne is one of America's most noted and highly praised writers, and a key figure in US literature. Although, he struggled to become an acknowledged author for most parts of his life, his work "stands in the limelight of the American literary consciousness" (Graham 5). For he is a direct descendant of Massachusetts... more...

  • 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...

  • Fanshaweby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 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...

  • 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...

  • True Stories from History and Biographyby Nathaniel Hawthorne

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    Widely regarded as one of the most important literary voices of nineteenth-century America, Nathaniel Hawthorne is best known as the author of such novels as The Scarlet Letter and The House of the Seven Gables. In this collection originally intended for a young-adult audience, Hawthorn ekes instructive moral lessons and fascinating facts from the... more...

  • Authority and Female Authorship in Colonial Americaby William J. Scheick

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Should women concern themselves with reading other than the Bible? Should women attempt to write at all? Did these activities violate the hierarchy of the universe and men's and women's places in it? Colonial American women relied on the same authorities and traditions as did colonial men, but they encountered special difficulties validating themselves... more...

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

    Wiley 2008; US$ 232.95

    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...

  • 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...