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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
  • "Several members of the Transcendentalists begin the Brook Farm socialistic experiment in 1841--Novelist."@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."
  • ""This new Norton Critical Edition of Hawthorne's innovative 1852 novel helps readers navigate and appreciate its elusive plot, powerful characters, and maddening narrator. This Norton Critical Edition of The Blithedale Romance is based on the Centenary Edition of the Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne, widely considered the best available edition. It is accompanied by explanatory annotations to help readers with Hawthorne's many historical and literary references as well as with other possible sources of difficulty in the text. "Contexts" is thematically organized and includes a rich and varied selection of materials, both public and private, focusing on Hawthorne's inspirations for the novel. Included are letters, excerpts from journals, published accounts of Brook Farm and the growth of antebellum social reform, Hawthorne's letters to Sophia Peabody and Louisa Hawthorne about his first days at Brook Farm, and later letters describing his growing reservations about and decision to leave the utopian community. The Blithedale Romance raises interesting questions about the role of women, the popularity of mesmerism, and the growth of cities in mid-nineteenth-century America. Margaret Fuller, Charles Baudelaire, and Hawthorne, among others, provide invaluable insight. "Criticism" begins with major contemporary reviews by Herman Melville, William B. Pike, George S. Hillard, James T. Fields, Henry Fothergill Chorley, and others that suggest The Blithedale Romance's initial reception. "Selections from Classic Studies" reprints key excerpts from influential essays published through the 1970s, including those by Henry James, D.H. Lawrence, Irving Howe, and James McIntosh. "Recent Criticism" collects a striking range of scholarly interpretation by Nina Baym, Joel Pfister, Gillian Brown, Richard H. Brodhead, Lauren Berlant, Russ Castronovo, Robert S. Levine, and Richard H. Millington."--Publisher's website."
  • "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."@en
  • "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
  • "A group of Utopians, unhappy with dissolute, mid-nineteenth-century America, takes to the pastoral life; but the members find little satisfaction in farmwork and communal life because of competing ambitions and idealism. Instead of changing the world, they pursue self-centered paths that ultimately lead to tragedy. Absorbing 1852 novel about love, idealism, and politics bristles with Hawthorne's perceptive wit and intelligence."
  • "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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  • "福谷傳奇"
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  • "The Blithedale romance : authoritative text, contexts, criticism"
  • "[The Blithedale Romance.]"
  • "Historia del valle feliz"
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  • "Valjoie roman"
  • "The Blithedale Romance"
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  • "Valjoie : roman"
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  • "The Blithedale romance : an authoritative text, contexts, criticism"
  • "La Granja de Blithedale"
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  • "De roman van Blijdendal"
  • "The Blithdale romance"
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  • "VALJOIE"
  • "Il romanzo di Valgioiosa"
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  • "The Blithdale romance. Introd. by Arlin Turner"@en
  • "Fugu chuan qi"
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  • "The Blithedale romance : an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, essays in criticism"@en
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  • "The Blithedale romance : the frontispiece by T. Eyre Macklin"
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