The Blithedale Romance

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Nathaniel Hawthorne was born in 1804 in the city of Salem, Massachusetts. His father, a sea captain died when Nathaniel was 4 and Nathaniel always a shy child spent his early years with his Mother and two sisters. Hit on the leg by a ball, doctors could finds nothing wrong but he went lame and was bedridden for a year. He entered Bowdoin College in 1821, and graduated in 1825. Hawthorne anonymously published his first work, the novel 'Fanshawe', in 1828. He continued to publish in various periodicals which he collected in 1837 as Twice-Told Tales. The next year, he became engaged to Sophia Peabody eventually marrying her in 1842. His defining work 'The Scarlet Letter' was published in 1850, followed by a succession of other novels. The majority of his works centre on New England and have a Puritan inspiration and outlook with their inherent evil and sin of humanity. A political appointment took Hawthorne and family to Europe before their return in 1860. Hawthorne died on May 19, 1864, leaving behind his wife and their three children. Here with The Blithedale Romance he leaves us with another classic tale.
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Hawthorne, Nathaniel,1804-1864.Blithedale romance.
[United States]:Trajectory, Inc. ,2014.
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author Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864.
author2-role , "The Blithedale Romance" is a classic romantic tale from the 19th century set in Colonial New England. 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Instead of changing the world, they pursue self-centered paths that ultimately lead to tragedy. Absorbing 1852 novel about love, idealism, and politics bristles with Hawthorne's perceptive wit and intelligence., Action & Adventure, Autobiographical fiction., Bedford cultural editions, Bedford cultural editions., Blithedale Romance, Classics, Collective farms, Collective settlements, Communal living, Communal living -- Fiction., Digital content provided by hoopla., Electronic books., Farm life, Feedbooks1852, Hawthorne, Nathaniel,1804-1864., Hawthorne, Nathaniel,1804-1864.Blithedale romance., Hawthorne, Nathaniel., Hawthorne, Nathanielauthor, Literary, Living in a Utopian Agrarian Society Isn't That Easy. 'No summer ever came back, and no two summers ever were alike. Times change, and people change, and if our hearts do not change as readily, so much the worse for us.' Miles Coverdale decides to live for a short time in the utopian community of Blithedale. However, just like the author, Nathaniel Hawthorne, who joined Unitarian utopian Brook Farm in his early teens, he doesn't find the answers he was searching for. Instead, he becomes ill and doubts the community's philosophical views and way of life. He returns to the city as a changed man., MWT11352573, MWT11389339, MWT11504141, MWT11602597, MWT11620387, MWT11907460, Made available through hoopla, Massachusetts, Midwestrda, Mode of access: World Wide Web., Nathaniel Hawthorne was born in 1804 in the city of Salem, Massachusetts. His father, a sea captain died when Nathaniel was 4 and Nathaniel always a shy child spent his early years with his Mother and two sisters. Hit on the leg by a ball, doctors could finds nothing wrong but he went lame and was bedridden for a year. He entered Bowdoin College in 1821, and graduated in 1825. Hawthorne anonymously published his first work, the novel 'Fanshawe', in 1828. He continued to publish in various periodicals which he collected in 1837 as Twice-Told Tales. The next year, he became engaged to Sophia Peabody eventually marrying her in 1842. His defining work 'The Scarlet Letter' was published in 1850, followed by a succession of other novels. The majority of his works centre on New England and have a Puritan inspiration and outlook with their inherent evil and sin of humanity. A political appointment took Hawthorne and family to Europe before their return in 1860. Hawthorne died on May 19, 1864, leaving behind his wife and their three children. Here with The Blithedale Romance he leaves us with another classic tale., Set in the utopian community of Blithedale, Miles Coverdale, embarks on a quest for betterment of the world through the agrarian lifestyle and community of the Blithedale Farm., Set on a communal farm called Blithedale, "The Blithedale Romance" is the story of four inhabitants of the commune: Hollingsworth, a misogynist philanthropist obsessed with turning Blithedale into a colony for the reformation of criminals; Zenobia, a passionate feminist; Priscilla, who turns out to be Zenobia's half-sister; and Miles Coverdale, the narrator of the story. The story concerns the freindship of the four at the commune, which starts intensely during the spring and summer but as autumn approaches begins to disintegrate towards a tragic end. A classic of American literature, "The Blithedale Romance" is a compelling narrative set against the backdrop of many important social and political issues of the 19th century., TBX, TBXdistributor, The Blithedale Romance, The Blithedale romance, The blithedale romanceNathaniel Hawthorne., The principal setting is a communal farm called Blithedale (i.e., "Happy Valley"), a would-be modern Arcadia along the lines of the anti-capitalist ideals of Charles Fourier, yet is nonetheless destroyed by the self-interested behavior of some of its members. Among those members are: Hollingsworth, a monomaniacal philanthropist and confirmed misogynist who intends to turn Blithedale into a colony for the reformation of criminals; Zenobia, a passionate feminist of exotic origin who ironically finds Hollingsworth's misogyny irresistible; Priscilla, a young and impecunious seamstress from the city; and Miles Coverdale, the unreliable narrator, a minor poet and dandy given to acts of voyeurism. An intense friendship develops among these four during the spring and summer, but begins to disintegrate as autumn approaches and ultimately ends in tragedy., TotalBooxdistributor, Vendor-supplied metadata, [United States]:Copyright Group ,2014., [United States]:Dover Publications ,2012., [United States]:Interactive Media ,2013., [United States]:Neeland Media LLC ,2010., [United States]:Trajectory, Inc. ,2014., [United States]:Xist Publishing ,2015., computerc, eBook hoopla, en, hoopla digital., https://d2snwnmzyr8jue.cloudfront.net/csp_9780486110851_180.jpeg, https://d2snwnmzyr8jue.cloudfront.net/csp_9781596256835_180.jpeg, https://d2snwnmzyr8jue.cloudfront.net/iam_9781909904699_180.jpeg, https://d2snwnmzyr8jue.cloudfront.net/trj_9781632098108_180.jpeg, https://d2snwnmzyr8jue.cloudfront.net/vsa_9781783943555_180.jpeg, https://d2snwnmzyr8jue.cloudfront.net/xst_9781681951881_180.jpeg, online resourcecr, text file, texttxt
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title_full Blithedale Romance [electronic resource] Hawthorne, Nathaniel., The Blithedale Romance [eBook] Hawthorne, Nathaniel, The Blithedale romance [electronic resource] Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864., The blithedale romance [electronic resource] / Nathaniel Hawthorne
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