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Nathaniel Hawthorne in Context

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Monika Elbert, Michael Colacurcio, Derek Pacheco, Laura L. Mielke, Larry J. Reynolds, Leonardo Buonomo, Joel Pfister, Nancy Sweet, Martin Kevorkian, Evert Jan van Leeuwen, Samuel Coale, Ellen Weinauer, David Greven, Margaret Jay Jessee, Susan S. Williams, Kristen Boudreau, Lesley Ginsberg, David Cody, Kristie Hamilton, Laura Laffrado, Leland S. Person, Michael Cody, Richard Kopley, Les Harrison, Jonathan Murphy, Marianne Noble, Alfred Bendixen, Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock, Ricardo Miguel-Alfonso, Patricia Valenti, Frederick Newberry, Steven Petersheim, Melissa McFarland Pennell, James Hewitson, Rita Bode
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  • Date Published: November 2018
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  • This volume provides a comprehensive overview of Nathaniel Hawthorne and demonstrates why he continues to be a critically significant figure in American literature. The first section focuses on Hawthorne's interest in and knowledge of past (Puritan and colonial) and contemporary nineteenth-century history (women's, African American, Native American) as the inspiration for his writings and the source of his literary success. The second section explores his fascination with social history and popular culture by examining topics as mesmerism, utopian life styles, theatrical performances, and artistic innovations. The third section looks at how Hawthorne succeeded and excelled in the literary marketplace, as an author of children's literature, literary sketches, and historical romances. In the fourth section, Hawthorne's literary precursors, peers, colleagues, and successors are analyzed. In the final section, Hawthorne's attachment to family, nature, and home is examined as the source of creative inspiration and philosophical questing.

    • Presents multiple views of Hawthorne's life, times, and works
    • Contains social, philosophical, and religious views by Hawthorne in his writings
    • Places Hawthorne in a national and international framework
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    • Date Published: November 2018
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781108667883
    • contains: 22 b/w illus.
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: cultural contexts Monika Elbert
    Part I. Hawthorne and History:
    1. Puritan themes Michael Colacurcio
    2. American Revolution Derek Pacheco
    3. Native American presence Laura L. Mielke
    4. Slavery and the Civil War Larry J. Reynolds
    5. Race and ethnicity Leonardo Buonomo
    6. Capitalism and social class Joel Pfister
    7. Women's Rights Movement Nancy Sweet
    8. Religion Martin Kevorkian
    Part II. Popular Culture and Social Movements:
    9. Utopianism Evert Jan van Leeuwen
    10. Mesmerism and other pseudo-sciences Samuel Coale
    11. Urban landscapes Ellen Weinauer
    12. Gender roles David Greven
    13. Melodrama and drama Margaret Jay Jessee
    14. Visual arts Susan S. Williams
    15. Cinematic adaptations Kristen Boudreau
    Part III. Hawthorne and the Literary Marketplace:
    16. Print culture Lesley Ginsberg
    17. American Magazine of Useful and Entertaining Knowledge David Cody
    18. Literary sketches Kristie Hamilton
    19. Children's literature Laura Laffrado
    20. Romance genre Leland S. Person
    21. The unfinished romances Magnus Ullén
    Part IV. Hawthorne and Literary Traditions:
    22. Romantic predecessors Michael Cody
    23. Hawthorne and Poe Richard Kopley
    24. Hawthorne and Melville Les Harrison
    25. Transcendentalism Jonathan Murphy
    26. Sentiment and sentimentality Marianne Noble
    27. Gothic fiction Alfred Bendixen
    28. Science fiction Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock
    29. Transnationalism and magical realism Ricardo Miguel-Alfonso
    Part V. Family and Place:
    30. Marriage Patricia Valenti
    31. Hawthorne's biographers Frederick Newberry
    32. Natural landscapes Steven Petersheim
    33. Salem, Bowdoin, and Concord Melissa McFarland Pennell
    34. Hawthorne in England James Hewitson
    35. Hawthorne in Italy Rita Bode
    Further reading
    Index.

  • Editor

    Monika M. Elbert, Montclair State University, New Jersey
    Monika M. Elbert is Professor of English and Distinguished University Scholar at Montclair State University, New Jersey. Former editor of the Nathaniel Hawthorne Review, she has published extensively on Hawthorne (Encoding the Letter A: Gender and Authority in Hawthorne's Early Fiction (1990), two editions of The Scarlet Letter, and numerous essays on Hawthorne and other American nineteenth-century authors). Recent books include co-edited collections: Romantic Education in Nineteenth-Century American Literature: National and Transatlantic Contexts (2015); Haunting Realities: Naturalist Gothic and American Realism (2017); Anglo-American Travelers and the Hotel Experience in Nineteenth-Century Literature (2017).

    Contributors

    Monika Elbert, Michael Colacurcio, Derek Pacheco, Laura L. Mielke, Larry J. Reynolds, Leonardo Buonomo, Joel Pfister, Nancy Sweet, Martin Kevorkian, Evert Jan van Leeuwen, Samuel Coale, Ellen Weinauer, David Greven, Margaret Jay Jessee, Susan S. Williams, Kristen Boudreau, Lesley Ginsberg, David Cody, Kristie Hamilton, Laura Laffrado, Leland S. Person, Michael Cody, Richard Kopley, Les Harrison, Jonathan Murphy, Marianne Noble, Alfred Bendixen, Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock, Ricardo Miguel-Alfonso, Patricia Valenti, Frederick Newberry, Steven Petersheim, Melissa McFarland Pennell, James Hewitson, Rita Bode

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