Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. Ex-Library. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. A compilation of all five of Hawthorne's novels, covering in fictional forms such issues as the Salem witchcraft trials, adultery and community laws, romance, utopianism, mysteries of identity, murder, much more. Hardcover with dust jacket, contains chronological and textual notes, 1, 272pp. A very nice copy, the jacket in a protective cover, tasseled, and with the usual ex-lib markings.
New York. 1983. Library Of America. 1st Printing. Very Good In Dustjacket. 1272 pages. hardcover. 0940450089. keywords: Literature America. inventory # 4456. FROM THE PUBLISHER-Here in one volume are all five of Nathaniel Hawthorne's world-famous novels. Written in a richly suggestive style that seems remarkably contemporary, they are permeated by America's and Hawthorne's own history. 'The House of the Seven Gables' moves across 150 years from an ancestral crime condoned by the Puritan theocracy to a new beginning in the bustling and democratic Jacksonian era. Hawthorne's masterpiece, 'The Scarlet Letter, ' is a dramatic allegory of the social consequences of adultery and the subversive force of personal desire in a community of laws. 'The Blithedale Romance' explores the perils, which Hawthorne knew at first hand, of living in a utopian community, and the inextricability of political, personal, and sexual desires. 'Fanshawe' is an engrossing apprentice work which Hawthorne published anonymously and later sought to suppress. 'The Marble Faun, ' his last finished novel, involves mystery, murder, and romance among American artists in Rome. INCLUDES: Fanshawe, The Scarlet Letter, The House of the Seven Gables, The Blithedale Romance, and The Marble Faun.
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