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The Blithedale Romance

by Hawthorne Nathaniel

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Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1852 Brown embossed boards, chips, edgewear, external spine craked, internal tight. Dampstains, foxing, viii 288 pgs. (2) good working copy of scarce first printing.. First Edition First Printing.. Cloth. Good-fair.

Synopsis

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.

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bookseller
Open Door Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
00285981
Title
The Blithedale Romance
Author
Hawthorne Nathaniel
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Good-fair
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition First Printing.
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Ticknor, Reed, and Fields
Place of Publication
Boston
Date Published
1852
Keywords
HAWTHORNE MAINE AUTHORS
Bookseller catalogs
Fiction;

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Established in 2000 we are open year round, 10-5ish in downtown Bath Maine. About 25,000 books, ephemera, some art and old maps. Maine books a speciality along with a nice selection of maritime/sailing/travel. Do stop in or drop us a line opendoor@gwi.net

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