A representative selection of writings from the work of a great American artist
'The Portable Hawthorne' includes writings from each major stage in the career of Nathaniel Hawthorne: a number of his most intriguing early tales, all of 'The Scarlet Letter', excerpts from his three subsequently published romances-'The House of Seven Gables', 'The Blithedale Romance', and 'The Marble Faun'-as well as passages from his European journals and a sampling of his last, unfinished works. The editor's introduction and head notes trace the evolution of Hawthorne's writing over the course of his long career: from the tales, to their apotheosis in 'The Scarlet Letter', through his popular romances, to his private journals and frustrated attempts at another romance. Readers looking for a critical vantage point from which to see Hawthorne whole-his artistic rise, triumph, and sad decline-can find it in this collection.
- Publication Date:
- 05 / 02 / 2007
- 129 x 198mm