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The Scarlet Letter

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9780312256937

ISBN10:
0312256930
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
12/15/2005
Publisher(s):
Bedford/St. Martin's
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Summary

This volume presents the authoritative Centenary Edition text of Hawthorne's classic 1851 novel, along with critical essays that readThe Scarlet Letterfrom contemporary reader-response, psychoanalytic, feminist, and new historicist perspectives. Three brief additional essays demonstrate how several critical perspectives can be combined. As in the first edition, the text and essays are complemented by biographical and critical introductions, bibliographies, and a glossary of critical and theoretical terms. Five of the seven essays are new to the second edition, as is a selection of cultural documents and illustrations.

Table of Contents

About the Series v
About This Volume vii
PART ONE The Scarlet Letter: The Complete Text in Cultural Context
Introduction: Biographical and Historical Contexts
3(18)
The Complete Text [1850]
21(182)
Contextual Documents and Illustrations
203(70)
Personal Contexts
203(9)
Nathaniel Hawthorne at Forty-six (1850)
205(1)
Cephas Giovanni Thompson
Portrait of Sophia Peabody
206(1)
S. A. Schoff
From Letter to Sophia Peabody (July 24 and 25, 1839)
207(1)
Nathaniel Hawthorne
From Letter to Sophia Peabody (August 8, 1839)
208(1)
Nathaniel Hawthorne
From Letter to Ralph Waldo Emerson (November 9, 1840)
209(1)
George Ripley
From Years of Experience: An Autobiographical Narrative (1887)
210(1)
Georgiana Bruce Kirby
The Custom-House, Salem, MA
211(1)
Political Guillotine (1848)
211(1)
Puritan Contexts
212(15)
Winthrop's New England, 1630--1649
214(1)
Robert C. Forget
Boston and Vicinity, 1630--1649
215(1)
Robert C. Forget
Plan of Boston in 1722
216(1)
A. Bowen
From A Modell of Christian Charity (1630)
216(1)
John Winthrop
Portrait of John Winthrop
217(1)
From Trial of Anne Hutchinson (1844)
218(1)
Peleg W. Chandler
South East View of Boston
219(2)
A. Bowen
From A History of Boston (1825)
221(1)
Caleb Snow
From Account of Mrs. Cary's Examination for Witchcraft
222(2)
Robert Calef
Nathaniel Cary
Broadside Showing the Punishment of Seth Hudson in Boston (1762)
224(1)
From The Relation of the Individual to the Republic (1844)
225(2)
E. H. Chapin
Indians
227(14)
Seal of the Massachusetts Bay Colony
230(1)
John Eliot (``the Apostle'')
231(1)
A Page from John Eliot's Indian Bible
232(1)
New-Englands Rarities Discovered (1672)
233(1)
Early Colonial Captivity Scene
234(1)
From A Narrative of the Captivity and Restauration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson (1682)
234(2)
Mary Rowlanson
Title page of A True History of the Captivity & Restauration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson (1682)
236(3)
The Duston Family (May 1836)
239(1)
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Excerpt from the Writings of Henry Schoolcraft
240(1)
Adultery
241(6)
Laws Addressing Adultery, Massachusetts Bay Colony
242(2)
From The History of New England from 1630 to 1649
244(2)
John Winthrop
From Advice to Young Men (1831)
246(1)
William Cobbett
The Status and Role of Women
247(6)
From Of Husband and Wife (1765)
248(1)
William Blackstone
From How the Americans Understand the Equality of the Sexes (1835)
249(2)
Alexis de Tocqueville
From The Peculiar Responsibilities of American Women (1846)
251(1)
Catharine Beecher
Woman's Rights Convention, Seneca Falls Resolutions (July 19, 1848)
252(1)
The Education and Custody of Children
253(5)
Education Law, Massachusetts Bay Colony (June 14, 1642)
254(1)
From Proceedings in the d'Hauteville Case (1840)
254(3)
From On the Management of Young Children (1846)
257(1)
Catharine Beecher
The Publication of The Scarlet Letter
258(15)
Letter to James Fields (January 15, 1850)
259(1)
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Title Page, First Edition of The Scarlet Letter (1850)
260(1)
Hester Prynne and Pearl at Governor Bellingham's Mansion with the Governor, John Wilson, Arthur Dimmesdale, and Roger Chillingworth (1908)
261(1)
George H. Boughton
Hester Prynne, Arthur Dimmesdale, and Pearl on the Scaffold at Night, with Roger Chillingworth Below (1908)
262(1)
George H. Boughton
Letter to James Fields (January 20, 1850)
263(1)
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Letter to Horatio Bridge (February 4, 1850)
263(1)
Nathaniel Hawthorne
From The Scarlet Letter: A Romance (March 30, 1850)
264(2)
E. A. Duyckinck
From Review of The Scarlet Letter (July 1850)
266(1)
Anne Abbott
From Review of The Scarlet Letter (October 1850)
267(1)
Orestes Brownson
From The Writings of Hawthorne (January 4, 1851)
268(5)
Arthur C. Coxe
PART TWO The Scarlet Letter: A Case Study in Contemporary Criticism
A Critical History of The Scarlet Letter
273(24)
Psychoanalytic Criticism and The Scarlet Letter
297(188)
What Is Psychoanalytic Criticism?
297(11)
Psychoanalytic Criticism: A Selected Bibliography
308(6)
A Psychoanalytic Perspective
Re-Reading The Letter: Hawthorne, the Fetish, and the (Family) Romance
314(17)
Joanne Feit Diehl
Reader-Response Criticism and The Scarlet Letter
331(1)
What Is Reader-Response Criticism?
331(12)
Reader-Response Criticism: A Selected Bibliography
343(5)
A Reader-Response Perspective
The Address of The Scarlet Letter
348(24)
Stephen Railton
Feminist and Gender Criticism and The Scarlet Letter
372(1)
What Are Feminist and Gender Criticism?
372(16)
Feminist and Gender Criticism: A Selected Bibliography
388(8)
Feminist and Gender Perspectives
The Scarlet Letter (a)doree, or the Female Body Embroidered
396(16)
Shari Benstock
The New Historicism and The Scarlet Letter
412(1)
What Is the New Historicism?
412(15)
The New Historicism: A Selected Bibliography
427(5)
A New Historicist Perspective
Citizen Hester: The Scarlet Letter as Civic Myth
432(30)
Brook Thomas
Combining Perspectives on The Scarlet Letter
462(23)
Homosocial Romance: Nathaniel Hawthorne
466(19)
Lora Romero
Glossary of Critical and Theoretical Terms 485(20)
About the Contributors 505


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