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Hawthorne : a life / Brenda Wineapple.

Wineapple, Brenda. (Author).
Book Book (c2003.)
Description: xii, 509 p. : ill., ports. ; 25 cm.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf : c2003.
19 of 20 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries). (Show all copies)
1 of 2 copies available at Salem.
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  • ISBN: 0375400443 (hardcover) :
  • ISBN: 9780375400445 (hardcover) :
  • Edition: 1st ed.
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references (p. 383-486) and index.
Contents: Prison door, introductory -- Home -- The forest of Arden -- The era of good feelings -- That dream of undying fame -- Storyteller -- Mr. Wakefield -- The wedding knell --- The sister years -- Romance of the revenue service -- The world found out -- Beautiful enough -- Repatriation -- Salem recidivus -- Scarlet letters -- The uneven balance -- The hidden life of property -- Citizen of somewhere else -- The main chance -- This farther flight -- Truth stranger than fiction -- Questions of travel -- Things to see and suffer -- Between two counties -- The smell of gunpowder -- A handful of moments -- The painted veil.
Summary: Hawthorne himself declared that he was not "one of those supremely hospitable people who serve up their own hearts, delicately fried, with brain sauce, as a tidbit" for the public. Yet those who knew him best often took the opposite position. "He always puts himself in his books," said his sister-in-law Mary Mann, "he cannot help it." His life, like his work, was extraordinary, a play of light and shadow. [In this volume, the author] navigates the high tides and chill under-currents of Hawthorne's life. In him, the quest of his generation for an authentically American voice bears disquieting fruit.-Dust jacket.

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Wineapple, Brenda. "Hawthorne : a life." New York : Alfred A. Knopf : 2003.

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