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Critical Companion to Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Authored by: Sarah Bird Wright, Ph.D.
  • From the Series: Critical Companion to
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  • ISBN-10: 1438108532
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-0853-7
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 11/01/2006
  • Dewey Number: 813
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 400

Summary

The Scarlet Letter, The House of the Seven Gables, "Young Goodman Brown," and "Rappaccini's Daughter" are staples of high school English classes across the country. Nathaniel Hawthorne’s works and characters have left a lasting impression on writers, scholars, and readers around the world.

Critical Companion to Nathaniel Hawthorne offers critical entries on Hawthorne's novels, short stories, travel writing, criticism, and other works, as well as portraits of characters, including Hester Prynne and Roger Chillingworth. This comprehensive reference also provides entries on Hawthorne’s family, friends—ranging from Herman Melville to President Franklin Pierce—publishers, and critics, as well as periodicals that published his work and important places and events in his life. Covering everything of importance in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s life and work, this invaluable guide offers a complete view of this revered author.

Coverage includes:

  • A biography of Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Entries on his works, both major and minor, including critical surveys and coverage of major characters
  • Entries on family, friends, places, critics, and more
  • Appendixes, including full texts of important contemporary reviews (including Edgar Allan Poe's famous review of Twice-Told Tales), a bibliography, a chronology of Hawthorne's life, and more.

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Reviews and Awards

"[A] user-friendly resource for accessing the work of [a] literary master."
SLJ Curriculum Connections

"...a convenient, readable, accurate compendium for public, academic, and secondary school libraries..."
American Reference Books Annual

"...a well-balanced presentation of the forces surrounding Hawthorne’s life and his responses in correspondence and in print."
Reference & Research Book News

"...valuable resource, especially for students just beginning their exploration of th[is] author...responsibly brings together a great deal of factual and interpretive information and will inspire further study. Recommended for high school, undergraduate, and large public libraries."
Library Journal

"...[an] expertly written and accessible volume...Highly recommended for high-school and academic libraries."
Booklist

"...a comprehensive, one-stop resource on the author’s life and writings...a fine, welcome addition to the genre. Recommended."
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First-place winner for nonfiction book biography
- Virginia Press Women's 2007 Communications Contest

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