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Author : Sacvan Bercovitch
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-07-05
Page : 212
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 1351478184
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"The Scarlet Letter has proved our most enduring classic," writes Sacvan Bercovitch, "because it is the liberal example par excellence of art as ideological mimesis. To understand the office of the A is to see how culture empowers symbolic form, including forms of dissent, and how symbols participate in the dynamics of culture, including the dynamics of constraint."With an approach that both reflects and contests developments in literary studies, Bercovitch explores these connections from two perspectives: first, he examines a historical reading of the novel's unities; and then, a rhetorical analysis of key mid-nineteenth-century issues, at home and abroad. In order to highlight the relation between rhetoric and history, he focuses on the point at which the scarlet letter does its office at last, the moment when Hester decides to come home to America.In The Office of "The Scarlet Letter," Bercovitch argues that the process by which the United States usurped "America" for itself, symbolically, is also the process by which liberalism established political and economic dominance. In the course of his study, he offers sustained discussions of Hawthorne's irony and ambiguity, of aesthetic and social strategies of cohesion, and of the conundrums of liberal dissent. Winner of the Modern Language Association's James Russell Lowe prize, The Office of "The Scarlet Letter" provides a theoretical redefinition of the function of symbolism in culture and an exemplary literary-ideological reading of a major text.


Author : Nathaniel Hawthorne
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Release : 2021-05-03
Page : 298
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The Scarlet Letter: A Romance is a work of historical fiction by American author Nathaniel Hawthorne, published in 1850.Set in Puritan Massachusetts Bay Colony during the years 1642 to 1649, the novel tells the story of Hester Prynne who conceives a daughter through an affair and then struggles to create a new life of repentance and dignity. Containing a number of religious and historic allusions, the book explores themes of legalism, sin, and guilt.The Scarlet Letter was one of the first mass-produced books in America.It was popular when first published and is considered a classic work today.It inspired numerous film, television, and stage adaptations. Critics have described it as a masterwork and novelist D. H. Lawrence called it a "perfect work of the American imagination".


Author : Hawthorne
Publisher : Pearson Education India
Release : 2006-09
Page : 376
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ISBN 13 : 9788131704394
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Author : Nathaniel Hawthorne
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2008-10-09
Page : 226
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0199537801
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In early colonial Massachusetts, a young woman endures the consequences of her sin of adultery and spends the rest of her life in atonement.


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Release : 1888
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Author : Sacvan Bercovitch
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-01-14
Page : 432
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 1317796187
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The Rites of Assent examines the cultural strategies through which "America" served as a vehicle simultaneously for diversity and cohesion, fusion and fragmentation. Taking an ethnographic, cross-cultural approach, The Rites of Assent traces the meanings and purposes of "America" back to the colonial typology of mission, and specifically (in chapters on Puritan rhetoric, Cotton Mather, Jonathan Edwards, and the movement from Revival to Revolution) to the legacy of early New England.


Author : Richard Kopley
Publisher : University of Delaware Press
Release : 2003
Page : 201
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 9780874137699
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The Threads of The Scarlet Letter offers new discoveries regarding the origins of Hawthorne's masterpiece, as well as critical interpretations based on these discoveries. Relying on a blend of close reading, biographical analysis, and archival research, this book demonstrates anew the power of traditional scholarship. The Threads of The Scarlet Letter illuminates Hawthorne's transformation of Poe's celebrated tale The Tell-Tale Heart and Lowell's long-neglected poem A Legend of Brittany and, identifying the hitherto-unknown author of the seminal narrative The Salem Belle, investigates Hawthorne's brilliant borrowing from that novel as well. The present volume argues that Hawthorne repeatedly attenuated his sources, but also allowed sufficient detail to permit their recognition. Furthermore, this volume elaborates Hawthorne's reworking of formal traditions in The Scarlet Letter--traditions that importantly clarify the meaning of the whole. The Scarlet Letter is shown to be a complex rendering of man's fall and redemption, and a triumphant assertion of literary vocation. The Threads of The Scarlet Letter includes a useful bibliographical overview of the history of the study of the origins of Hawthorne's greatest work.


Author : Nathaniel Hawthorne
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Release : 2007-09-13
Page : 272
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0199292469
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'Thou and thine, Hester Prynne, belong to me.' With these chilling words a husband claims his wife after a two-year absence. But the child she clutches is not his, and Hester must wear a scarlet 'A' upon her breast, the sin of adultery visible to all. Under an assumed name her husband begins his search for her lover, determined to expose what Hester is equally determined to protect. Defiant and proud, Hester witnesses the degradation of two very different men, as moral codes and legal imperatives painfully collide. Set in the Puritan community of seventeenth-century Boston, The Scarlet Letter also sheds light on the nineteenth-century in which it was written, as Hawthorne explores his ambivalent relations with his Puritan forebears. The text of this edition is taken from the Centenary Edition of Hawthorne's works, the most authoritative critical edition.


Author : Nathaniel Hawthorne
Publisher :
Release : 1871
Page : 307
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Author : Nathaniel Hawthorne
Publisher : Broadview Press
Release : 2004-10-28
Page : 424
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781551116365
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Hawthorne’s story of the disgraced Hester Prynne (who must wear a scarlet “A” as the mark of her adultery), of her illegitimate child, Pearl, and of the righteous minister Arthur Dimmesdale continues to resonate with modern readers. Set in mid-seventeenth-century Boston, this powerful tale of passion, Puritanism, and revenge is one of the foremost classics of American literature. This Broadview edition contains a selection of historical documents that include Hawthorne’s writings on Puritanism, the historical sources of the story, and contemporary reviews of the novel. New to the second edition are an updated critical introduction and bibliography and, in the appendices, additional writings by Margaret Fuller, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Henry James, and William Dean Howells.


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Author : Paula Reed
Publisher : Macmillan
Release : 2010-02-16
Page : 320
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1429957476
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Upon the death of her demonic husband, Hester Prynne is left a widow, and her daughter Pearl, a wealthy heiress. Hester takes her daughter to live a quiet life in England--only to find herself drawn into the circle of the most powerful Puritan of all time, Oliver Cromwell. From the moment Hester donned the famous scarlet letter, it instilled in her the power to see the sins and hypocrisy of others, an ability not lost on the Lord Protector of the Commonwealth. To Cromwell, Hester’s sight is either a sign of sorcery or a divine gift that Hester must use to assist the divinely chosen in his scheming to control England. Since sorcery carries a death sentence, Hester is compelled against her will to use her sight to assist Cromwell. She soon finds herself entangled in a web of political intrigue, espionage, and forbidden love. Hester will carry readers away to seventeenth century England with a deeply human story of family, love, history, desire, weakness, and the human ideal.


Author : Nathaniel Hawthorne
Publisher : W. W. Norton
Release : 2017
Page : 752
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 9780393264890
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Hawthorne's novel of adultery in Puritan Boston. Five short works related to The Scarlet Letter, sharing its themes of sin, morality, guilt, and shame. Expanded explanatory annotations and a new preface by Leland S. Person. Key passages from Hawthorne's letters and notebooks. New critical essays by Brook Thomas, Michael Ryan, Thomas R. Mitchell, Jay Grossman, Jamie Barlowe, John ronan, and John F. Birk A chronology and an updated Select Bibliography. -- from back cover.


Author : Nathaniel Hawthorne
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Release : 1900
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Author : Sacvan Bercovitch
Publisher :
Release : 1991
Page : 175
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Author : Elizabeth Hewitt
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2004-11-25
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Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 9781139456609
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Elizabeth Hewitt uncovers the centrality of letter-writing to antebellum American literature. She argues that many canonical American authors turned to the epistolary form as an idealised genre through which to consider the challenges of American democracy before the Civil War. The letter was the vital technology of social intercourse in the nineteenth century and was adopted as an exemplary genre in which authors from Crevecoeur and Adams through Jefferson, to Emerson, Melville, Dickinson and Whitman, could theorise the social and political themes that were so crucial to their respective literary projects. They interrogated the political possibilities of social intercourse through the practice and analysis of correspondence. Hewitt argues that although correspondence is generally only conceived as a biographical archive, it must instead be understood as a significant genre through which these early authors made sense of social and political relations in the nation.


Author : George H. Andrews
Publisher :
Release : 1871
Page : 24
Category : American drama
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Author : Nathaniel Hawthorne
Publisher :
Release : 1900
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Author : Samuel Chase Coale
Samuel Coale
Publisher : Camden House
Release : 2011
Page : 196
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN 13 : 1571133631
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The process of Hawthorne's scholarly canonization, and the ongoing critical and cultural discourse on his works.


Author : Sacvan Bercovitch
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 1975-01-01
Page : 250
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9780300021172
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Errata slip inserted. Includes bibliographical references and index.