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This revised Norton Critical Edition brings together twenty-three of Hawthorne's tales in all their psychological and moral complexity. The Second Edition adds the early biographical sketch Mrs. Hutchinson as well as two tales, The Wives of the Dead and Dr. Heidegger's Experiment. Each tale is accompanied by explanatory annotations. The Author on His Work contains the prefaces Hawthorne wrote for the three collections of tales published during his lifetime-The Old Manse, Twice-Told Tales, and The Snow Image. Also included are pertinent selections from his American Notebooks and relevant letters to, among others, Sophia Peabody, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Margaret Fuller. Criticism offers important contemporary assessments of Hawthorne's tales by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Edgar Allan Poe, Margaret Fuller (new to the Second Edition), James Russell Lowell, Herman Melville, and Henry James. Modern criticism is well represented by twelve essays-four of them new to the Second Edition-on the tales' central issues. Contributors include Jorge Louis Borges, J. Hillis Miller, Judith Fetterley, Nina Baym, Leo Marx, and Martin Bidney, among others. A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.
Table of Contents
|Preface to Second Edition||p. xiii|
|The Texts of the Tales|
|My Kinsman, Major Molineux||p. 3|
|Roger Malvin's Burial||p. 19|
|The Gentle Boy||p. 36|
|The Wives of the Dead||p. 62|
|Mrs. Hutchinson||p. 67|
|The Haunted Mind||p. 73|
|The Gray Champion||p. 77|
|Young Goodman Brown||p. 84|
|The Ambitious Guest||p. 103|
|The May-Pole of Merry Mount||p. 110|
|The Minister's Black Veil||p. 120|
|The Man of Adamant||p. 131|
|Dr. Heidegger's Experiment||p. 137|
|Endicott and the Red Cross||p. 146|
|The Birthmark||p. 152|
|The Celestial Rail-road||p. 166|
|Earth's Holocaust||p. 181|
|The Artist of the Beautiful||p. 198|
|Drowne's Wooden Image||p. 218|
|Rappaccini's Daughter||p. 228|
|Ethan Brand||p. 254|
|A Note on the Text|
|Textual Variants||p. 286|
|Hawthorne's Revisions of "The Gentle Boy"||p. 288|
|The Author on His Work|
|The Old Manse||p. 295|
|Preface to the 1851 Edition of Twice-told Tales||p. 317|
|Preface to the Snow-Image||p. 321|
|To Elizabeth C. Hathorne, March 13, 1821||p. 324|
|To H. W. Longfellow, June 4, 1837||p. 325|
|To H. W. Longfellow, June 19, 1837||p. 328|
|To H. W. Longfellow, January 12, 1839||p. 328|
|To Sophia Peabody, October 4, 1840||p. 330|
|To G. S. Hillard, July 16, 1841||p. 332|
|To Margaret Fuller, August 25, 1842||p. 332|
|To Margaret Fuller, February 1, 1843||p. 334|
|To E. A. Duyckinck, July 1, 1845||p. 336|
|To E. A. Duyckinck, April 15, 1846||p. 336|
|To R. W. Griswold, December 15, 1851||p. 338|
|To James T. Fields, April 13, 1854||p. 339|
|From the American Notebooks||p. 340|
|Early Criticism||p. 357|
|Hawthorne's Twice-told Tales||p. 359|
|[Twice-told Tales, Second Edition]||p. 362|
|Tale-Writing-Nathaniel Hawthorne||p. 363|
|[Hawthorne's Mosses from an Old Manse]||p. 367|
|Hawthorne and His Mosses||p. 370|
|Early Writings||p. 385|
|Modern Criticism||p. 393|
|Hawthorne as Poet||p. 395|
|Hawthorne and the Puritan Revolution of 1776||p. 409|
|The Logic of Compulsion||p. 418|
|Visible Sanctity and Specter Evidence: The Moral World of Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown"||p. 429|
|Nathaniel Hawthorne||p. 446|
|The Self Outside Itself: "Wakefield" and "The Ambitious Guest"||p. 458|
|Defacing It: Hawthorne and History||p. 464|
|Hawthorne's "The Birthmark": Science as Religion||p. 477|
|Women Beware Science: "The Birthmark"||p. 484|
|[The Tales of the Manse Period]||p. 494|
|["Ethan Brand"]||p. 499|
|Fire, Flutter, Fall, and Scatter: A Structure in the Epiphanies of Hawthorne's Tales||p. 507|
|Nathaniel Hawthorne: A Chronology||p. 525|
|Selected Bibliography||p. 529|
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