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Passages from the American Note-Books of Nathaniel Hawthorne

1868 - London - Smith, Elder and Co.

7.5" by 4.75", iv, 309, (6)pp

 

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A Second Edition of Nathaniel Hawthorne's American Note-Books.

Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and blindstamped decoration.

Second Edition.

Hawthorne's American Note-Books were collated by his widow, Sophia Peabody Hawthorne. The works were taken from notebooks, scrapbooks, and diaries left to his family after his death in 1864. Sophia added parts of letters to the journals, and left out parts that may be considered impolite to publish in cases where they referred to living people.

Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1804 1864, was an American novelist and short story writer. Hawthorne attended Bowdoin College, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in 1824, and graduated in 1825. Hawthorne anonymously published his first work, a novel titled Fanshawe, in 1828. He published several short stories in various periodicals which he collected in 1837 as Twice-Told Tales. The Scarlet Letter was published in 1850, followed by a succession of other novels. Much of Hawthorne's writing centres on New England, and many works featuring moral allegories with a Puritan inspiration. His fiction works are considered part of the Romantic Movement and, more specifically, dark romanticism. His themes often centre on the inherent evil and sin of humanity, and his works often have moral messages and deep psychological complexity. His published works include novels, short stories, and a biography of his friend Franklin Pierce.

CONDITION

The binding is generally firm. Pages 99-111 are partially detached. There is slight wear to the extremities, including slight bumping and rubbing. Internally there is slight browning to the page edges and the occasional spot. Overall the condition is very good, excepting the partially detached pages.

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