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Nathaniel Hawthorne Encyclopedia (Hardcover)

Author: Gale, Robert L.

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This excellent guide to Hawthornes public and private worlds will be a mandatory purchase for most libraries. Gale . . . gives detailed information on Hawthornes milieu and his writings: his sources, plots, characters, and publication histories. . . . Appendixes include useful lists of Hawthornes writings; his ancestors, family members, relatives, and inlaws; his friends and acquaintances; and other categories of people significant in his life and work. Annotations are clear, precise, readable. Quotes illuminate Hawthornes opinions and prejudices. . . . Scholars, students, and browsers will be entertained and stimulated by some entries. Choice This volume offers the serious student of Nathaniel Hawthorne a comprehensive guide to all available primary and secondary data on his life and works. The encyclopedia presents, in one alphabetized sequence, approximately 1500 entries that identify all of Hawthornes characters, summarize the plots of his fiction and the substance of his poems and non-fictional prose, and introduce his family members, friends, and associates. A chronological listing of the events in Hawthornes life documents the personal relationships and richly diverse experiences that were reflected in his numerous stories, reviews, poems, nonfiction pieces, letters, and notebooks. Many of these were widely acclaimed; but dozens were overlooked until now; all are carefully cited in the encyclopedia. Nine appendices index Hawthornes writings according to genre as well as the important people in his life by their relationship to him, whether personal or professional, casual or official. This extensive study concludes with a bibliography containing a list of references consulted in the preparation of the reference volume. *Author: Gale, Robert L. *Binding Type: Hardcover *Number of Pages: 608 *Publication Date: 1991/03/30 *Language: English *Dimensions: 9.48 x 6.38 x 1.48 inches

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Publisher Greenwood Press
Mfg Part# 9780313268168
SKU 211995735
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0313268169
Release Date 9/1/2009
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