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Blithedale romance

A depiction of a utopian community that can not survive the individual passions of its members.

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  • "A depiction of a utopian community that can not survive the individual passions of its members."
  • "A depiction of a utopian community that can not survive the individual passions of its members."@en
  • "Explores the limitations of human nature set against an experiment in communal living."@en
  • "A superb depiction of a utopian community that cannot survive the individual passions of its members. In language that is suggestive and often erotic, Nathaniel Hawthorne tells a tale of failed possibilities and multiple personal betrayals as he explores the contrasts between what his characters espouse and what they actually experience in an 'ideal' community. A theme of unrealized sexual possibilities serves as a counterpoint to the other failures at Blithedale: class and sex distinctions are not eradicated, and communal work on the farm proves personally unrewarding and economically disastrous. Based in part on Hawthorne's own experiences at Brook Farm, an experimental socialist community, The Blithedale Romance is especially timely in light of renewed interest in self-sufficient and other cooperative societies."@en
  • "Published in 1852, this satirical novel, set in a communal farm called Blithedale, and based on Hawthorne's experiences at Brook Farm, explores the tragic friendship between four characters: Miles Coverdale, the narrator; Zenobia, a feminist; Hollingsworth, a misogynistic egomaniac; and Priscilla, an innocent young seamstress."
  • "The Blithedale Romance, considered one of Hawthorne's major novels, explores the limitations of human nature set against an experiment in communal living. From mesmerism to illicit love, the Blithedale Romance represents one of Hawthorne's best and most sharply etched works, one that Henry James called his brightest and liveliest novel, and that Roy Male, acclaimed Americanist scholar, said is one of the most underrated works in American fiction. This modern library paperback classics edition is set from the definitive Ohio State University Press Centenary edition of the novel."
  • "The residents of the Blithedale farm wish to make it into a modern Arcadia, free from the pollution of society. But they form such a varied, self-interested group, that their efforts are in vain. The misogynistic Hollingsworth wants to turn it into a sanctuary for reformed criminals; the exotic feminist Zenobia is helplessly attracted to Hollingsworth; and the narrator is an unreliable dandy with voyeuristic tendencies. Henry James called The Blithedale Romance the lightest and ..."@en
  • "Four members of a nineteenth-century utopian commune find themselves emotionally involved in ways they could not have predicted."@en
  • "Four members of a nineteenth-century utopian commune find themselves emotionally involved in ways they could not have predicted."

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