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The Blithedale Romance

Written by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Introduction by John Updike


The Blithedale Romance
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Category: Fiction - Classics
Imprint: Modern Library
Format: Trade Paperback
Pub Date: August 2001
Price: $11.00
Can. Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75720-4 (0-375-75720-1)
Pages: 272



 
The Blithedale Romance, considered one of Hawthorne's major novels, explores the limitations of human nature set against an experiment in communal living. From mesmerism to illicit love, The Blithedale Romance represents one of Hawthorne's best and most sharply etched works, one that Henry James called his "brightest" and "liveliest" novel, and that Roy Male, acclaimed Americanist scholar, said is "one of the most underrated works in American fiction."

This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition is set from the definitive Ohio State University Press Centenary edition of the novel.

"Hawthorne, in putting this novel together, was engaged in the most serious literary enterprise of his career."
--Louis Auchincloss



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 
John Updike's most recent books include the novel Gertrude and Claudius and a collection of critical essays, More Matter. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the National Book Award, the O. Henry Prize, the American Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and two Pulitzer prizes. He lives in Massachusetts.





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