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The Blithedale Romance (Bedford Cultural Editions)

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This teaching edition of Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Blithedale Romance reprints the Century Edition of the novel and includes a generous selection of historical materials. The documents are organized into thematic units on social reform, ninteteeth-century American utopian communities, Brook Farm, and gender relations, and include relevant excerpts from letters, diaries, periodicals and literary works by Karl Marx, Robert Owen, Frederick Douglass, Margaret Fuller, Lousia May Alcott, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, among others. Editorial features designed to help students read the novel in the light of the documents includes a general introduction providing historical and cultural background, a chronology of Hawthorne's life and times, an introduction to each thematic group of documents, headnotes, extensive annotations, a generous of illustrations, and a selected bibliography.

Synopsis:

This teaching edition of Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Blithedale Romance reprints the Century Edition of the novel and includes a generous selection of historical materials. The documents are organized into thematic units on social reform, ninteteeth-century American utopian communities, Brook Farm, and gender relations, and include relevant excerpts from letters, diaries, periodicals and literary works by Karl Marx, Robert Owen, Frederick Douglass, Margaret Fuller, Lousia May Alcott, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, among others. Editorial features designed to help students read the novel in the light of the documents includes a general introduction providing historical and cultural background, a chronology of Hawthorne's life and times, an introduction to each thematic group of documents, headnotes, extensive annotations, a generous of illustrations, and a selected bibliography.

Table of Contents

  About the Series

  About This Volume

  List of Illustrations

    

PART ONE: THE BLITHEDALE ROMANCE: THE COMPLETE TEXT

    

  Introduction: Cultural and Historical Background

    

  Chronology of Hawthorne's Life and Times

    

  The Blithedale Romance [1964 Centenary Edition]

    

PART TWO: THE BLITHEDALE ROMANCE: CULTURAL CONTEXTS

    

  1. Prospects for Change

    Karl Marx, On Alienated Labor

    Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, From The Communist Manifesto

    Friedrich Engels, From The Condition of the Working Class in England in 1844

    Orestes A. Brownson, From "The Laboring Classes"

    George H. Evans, On Land Reform

    George H. Evans, "Vote Yourself a Farm"

    Solomon Northrup, The Slave's Work Day

    William Lloyd Garrison, "To The Public"

    Frederick Douglass, Letter to William Lloyd Garrison

    Abraham Lincoln, "Address to the Washingtonian Temperance Society of Springfield, Illinois"

    Samuel Gridley Howe, From Report of the Minority of the Special Committee of the Boston Prison Discipline Society

    Theodore Parker, From "A Sermon of the Dangerous Classes in Society"

    Harriet Martineau, From "Miss Martineau On Mesmerism"

    Margaret Fuller, From "The New Science; or, the Philosophy of Mesmerism or Animal Magnetism"

    Nathaniel Hawthorne, "Earth's Holocaust"

    

  2. The Idea of Community

    Charles Fourier, The Impact of Industrialism, The Benefits of Association, and The Condition of Women

    Albert Brisbane, From Social Destiny of Man, or Association and Reorganization of Industry

    Robert Owen, On Individual Society vs. Cooperative Society

    Frances Wright, From "Of Existing Evils, and Their Remedy"

    John Humphrey Noyes and the Oneida Community, On Marriage

    Amos Bronson Alcott and Charles Lane, On the Community at Fruitlands

    Louisa May Alcott, "Transcendental Wild Oats"

    Mary Gove, On the Columbian Phalanx

    Adin Ballou, On the Hopedale Community

    Joseph Smith, The Wentworth Letter

    Harriet Beecher Stowe, "The Quaker Settlement" (From Uncle Tom's Cabin)

    

  3. Life at Brook Farm

    George Ripley, From the "Letter to the Church in Purchase Street"

    Ralph Waldo Emerson, From "Man the Reformer"

    Nathaniel Hawthorne, Letters to Sophia Peabody

    Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, From "Plan of the West Roxbury Community"

    The Brook Farm Phalanx, Prospectus for The Harbinger

    John Sullivan Dwight, On Life at Brook Farm

    Rebecca Codman Butterfield, From "Reminiscences of Brook Farm"

    

  4. Women's Roles and Rights

    Angelina E. Grimké, "Human Rights Not Founded on Sex"

    Catherine Becker, From A Treatise on Domestic Economy

    Lydia Maria Child, On Womens' Rights

    Margaret Fuller, From Woman in the Nineteenth Century

    Nathaniel Hawthorne, On Margaret Fuller

    Nathaniel Hawthorne, On the Death of Martha Hunt

    Harriet Farley, "A Weaver's Reverie"

    Elizabeth Cady Stanton et. al., "Declaration of Sentiments" and "Resolutions" Seneca Falls Convention

    

  Selected Bibliography

    

  Illustrations

    The Times

    Black and White Slaves in America and England

    From Ten Nights in a Bar-Room

    The Eastern Penitentiary

    Dining Room at Sing Sing Prison

    View of a Phalanx

    A Group of Oneida Perfectionist

    Pictures in {rogress

    Title page from The Crisis

    Obscene Orgies and Pernicious Teachings

    Brook Farm

    Nathaniel Hawthorne

    Sophia Amelia (Peabody) Hawthorne

    From Reveries of a Bachelor

    Rustic Dance after Sleigh Ride

    Women's Rights Convention

    A Natural Consequence

    Proper Prudence

    Margaret Fuller

    Time Table of the Lower Mills

    New England Textile Mill

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312118037
Editor:
Cain, William E.
Publisher:
Bedford Books
Editor:
Cain, William E.
Author:
Cain, William E.
Author:
Hawthorne, Nathaniel
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
History
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
American
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Farm life
Subject:
Utopias
Subject:
Collective settlements
Subject:
Utopias -- Fiction.
Subject:
Collective settlements -- United States -- History -- Sources.
Subject:
Collective settlements -- United States -- Fiction.
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Autobiographical fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Bedford Cultural Editions
Series Volume:
103-412
Publication Date:
19960231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
8.38 x 5.50 in

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This teaching edition of Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Blithedale Romance reprints the Century Edition of the novel and includes a generous selection of historical materials. The documents are organized into thematic units on social reform, ninteteeth-century American utopian communities, Brook Farm, and gender relations, and include relevant excerpts from letters, diaries, periodicals and literary works by Karl Marx, Robert Owen, Frederick Douglass, Margaret Fuller, Lousia May Alcott, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, among others. Editorial features designed to help students read the novel in the light of the documents includes a general introduction providing historical and cultural background, a chronology of Hawthorne's life and times, an introduction to each thematic group of documents, headnotes, extensive annotations, a generous of illustrations, and a selected bibliography.
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