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by Nathaniel Hawthorne,John Dugdale,Tony Tanner

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ISBN:
0192825984
Author:
Nathaniel Hawthorne,John Dugdale,Tony Tanner
Category:
History & Criticism
Language:
English
Publisher:
Oxford University Press (November 14, 1991)
Pages:
320 pages
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Rating:
4.7
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Temporarily out of stock. Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864), though best known for his novels and short stories for adults, also produced several works for children, including a companion volume to A Wonder Book called Tanglewood Tales (1853). Series: Oxford World's Classics.

Based on Hawthorne's own experience of a Utopian socialist community outside Boston, The Blithedale Romance tells of the . Nathaniel Hawthorne With an introduction by Tony Tanner and explanatory notes by John Dugdale. Oxford World's Classics

Based on Hawthorne's own experience of a Utopian socialist community outside Boston, The Blithedale Romance tells of the attempts of a like-minded group to begin reforming a dissipated America. Oxford World's Classics Reissue. The Blithedale Romance. Oxford World's Classics.

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The Blithedale romance. First published in Great Britain by Chapman and Hall, 1852. By tradition, this is the place where, two hundred years earlier, the Puritan minister John Eliot had preached to members of the local Narragansett tribe in their own tongue. By the time the Blithedale foursome visits Eliot’s pulpit, however, the area remains still a wild tract of woodland, but no wigwams, no Indian posterity are any longer in sight.

The Blithedale Romance (1852) is Nathaniel Hawthorne's third major romance. Its setting is a utopian farming commune based on Brook Farm, of which Hawthorne was a founding member and where he lived in 1841. The novel dramatizes the conflict between the commune's ideals and the members' private desires and romantic rivalries.

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Introduction by. Tony Tanner. As Told to. John Dugdale.

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Based on Hawthorne's own experience of a Utopian socialist community outside Boston, The Blithedale Romance tells of the attempts of a like-minded group to begin reforming a dissipated America. However, rather than dropping. However, rather than dropping bad habits and changing the world, Coverdale the prurient bachelor, Hollingsworth the furious philanthropist, Zenobia the voluptuous feminist, and Priscilla the vulnerable seamstress soon find themselves pursuing egotistical paths which must lead ultimately to tragedy.

ISBN13: 9780199554867.

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Abjuring the city for a pastoral life, a group of utopians set out to reform a dissipated America. But the group is a powerful mix of competing ambitions and its idealism finds little satisfaction in farmwork. Instead, of changing the world, the members of the Blithedale community individually pursue egotistical paths that ultimately lead to tragedy. Hawthorne's tale both mourns and satirizes a rural idyll not unlike that of nineteenth-century America at large.
  • Tygralbine
I studied The Scarlet Letter at high school many years ago, and decided I would explore other books that Hawthorne has written. I struggled to complete this book. Nineteenth Century novels do tend to have a slower pace and much more detailed physical detail than modern novels, but this one was too slow and patchy in its narrative structure, even for someone like myself who enjoys Victorian literature.
The pace was too slow, there were too many digressions, and I struggled to pick up on the novels main themes and concerns. The characters were not engaging, and the tensions between characters were insufficiently developed. There were glimpses of the writer, Nathaniel Hawthorne, who was so piercingly perceptive in The Scarlet Letter, but not enough to sustain my interest. I looked up on the Internet the background of this novel, and it is apparently loosely based on aspects of Hawthorne's own romantic life. Sadly, that did not create the intensity often found in autobiographical threads. This is not a book I would reread.
  • Milleynti
To put it mildly, Hawthorne can be a bit of a slog. And I was definitely prepared for that with this lesser known work. I was, however, pleasantly surprised. Not only is it a faster paced, less obtuse work than some he's done, it's also a delightfully Gothic mystery and an interesting commentary on philanthropy and utopianism. It's certainly not as memorable as The Scarlet Letter, but it's a nice little read.
  • Геракл
Asking someone to rate a classic is pretty ridiculous. If I give it less than 5 stars, it says more about me than it does about the book! That said, I think an annotated copy might have been more useful for me, since there were some aspects of 19th century mores which drive the plot that I never did understand.
  • Yalone
Stay with the story til the last page as there are a few good twists in the story line that really pull everything together!!! Great classic
  • Hugifyn
Liked the produce
  • Mohn
[Review of Kindle version]: Just to give a general heads-up, unlike many of the free Kindle editions of classic texts, this one is fine. There are only a couple of mistakes in the text, and none that made a headache of reading this edition.

[Review of book]: Before reading the book, I had read reviews that this book feels "mechanical" in its writing. I really didn't get this at all. It may have been that I was too enthralled in the lovely story to notice any rigidity in the writing. The book's storyline is a delight, but ends in an unsettling way. I found myself wrapped up in the romantic, misty mirth of the story, which was offset by a number of the gothic tropes. I cannot express the enjoyment I got out of reading this book, much more so than I remember ever having in reading "The Scarlet Letter." In my opinion, this book is one of those literary gems that many might not hear about, because of being overshadowed by an author's magnum opus. Reading this was a pleasant surprise, and is one of the rare books I can see myself revisiting on a yearly basis, which is an appreciable statement given the length of my reading list.

If you like romantic (in the sense of ideals) stories, are interested in utopian visions, or wish to understand the modern "dystopian-turn" in the literary landscape, this is a book I would recommend.
  • Cordanius
A mystery by Hawthorne? Had to read it.
Picking up The Blithedale Romance, I was immediately sucked in by Hawthorne's elaborate prose--but after the first three chapters of painfully detailed description, I was ready for him to get on with the story already. As a result, he lost me for a time. I closed the book and set it aside, picking it up more from obligation than from any real drive to finish the story. The characters and dialog are great--they save the book. The overwrought descriptions make the reader want to dig Hawthorne up and beat him with his own shin-bone.
And the big surprise twist at the end? Not a surprise and not very twisty. Just--mnh.