When Hawthorne was four years old, his father died. Years later, with financial help from his maternal relatives who recognized his literary talent, Hawthorne was able to enroll in Bowdoin College. Among his classmates were the important literary and polit..
In Hawthorne's Shadow is the first critical study to describe precisely the formal shape of Hawthorne's psychological romance and to explore his themes and images in relation to such contemporary writers as John Cheever, Norman Mailer, Joan Didion, John Ga..
Hawthorne built one of the most incisive and devastating human dramas ever written out of a community and its outcasts: Hester Prynne and Arthur Dimmesdale, whose affair leaves one emblazoned with her sin and the other distraught with hidden guilt; their d..
The origin and development of the Gothic Romance are set forth in detail from the appearance of Walpoles Castle of Otranto in 1764 to the publication of Maturins Melmoth the Wanderer in 1820; and the survey of this phase of the novel is continued, in the l..
This second edition has been thoroughly revised to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the modern Celtic languages and their current sociolinguistic status along with complete descriptions of the historical languages. This comprehensive volum..
Gainsborough's Diamonds—The Christmas Guest. A Myth. It was previously published by other bona fide publishers, and is now, after many years, back in print. This is a new and freshly published edition of this culturally important work by Julian Hawthorne..
Set within the richly imagined confines of Puritan Boston, here is Hawthorne''s classic allegory of shame and sexuality, introduced by the acclaimed critic Harold Bloom: "If we have a national heroine of our version of the Protestant will..
Includes works by Honor de Balzac, Herman Melville, Louisa May Alcott, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Walter Scott, Abraham Lincoln, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Louis Stevenson, Washington Irving, Henry D. Thoreau and Charles Dickens.