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Author:
Nathaniel Hawthorne
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978-0486426846
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048642684X
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Dover Publications; 60662nd edition (July 15, 2003)
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Paperback: 176 pages.

Paperback: 176 pages. ISBN-10: 9780486426846. Picking up The Blithedale Romance, I was immediately sucked in by Hawthorne's elaborate prose-but after the first three chapters of painfully detailed description, I was ready for him to get on with the story already. As a result, he lost me for a time. I closed the book and set it aside, picking it up more from obligation than from any real drive to finish the story.

NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE (1804-1864) was born in Salem, Massachusetts, where, after his graduation from . The text of The Blithedale Romance. of the Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne, a publication of the. Ohio State University Center for Textual Studies.

NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE (1804-1864) was born in Salem, Massachusetts, where, after his graduation from Bowdoin College in Maine, he wrote the bulk of his masterful tales of American colonial history, many of which were collected in his Twice-told Tales (1837). In 1839 and 1840 Hawthorne worked in the Boston Customs House, then spent most of 1841 at the experimental community of Brook Farm.

The Blithedale Romance First published in 1852, The Blithedale Romance was based in part on Hawthorne's disillusioning experiences with the Brook Farm experimental community near Boston in 1841. An engrossing novel about love, idealism, and politics tragically gone amiss, this captivating work bristles with the author's perceptive wit and intelligence. Nathaniel Hawthorne (born Nathaniel Hathorne; July 4, 1804 – May 19, 1864) was an American novelist and short story writer.

The Blithedale Romance (1852) is Nathaniel Hawthorne's third major romance. In Hawthorne (1879), Henry James called it "the lightest, the brightest, the liveliest" of Hawthorne's "unhumorous fictions. I want to read this book. The 1558th greatest fiction book of all time. This book is on the following lists

The Blithedale Romance (1852) is Nathaniel Hawthorne's third major romance. Its setting is a utopian farming commune based on Brook Farm, of which Hawthorne was a founding member and where he lived in 1841. The novel dramatizes the conflict between the commune's ideals and the members' private desires and romantic rivalries.

The Blithedale Romance book. Nathaniel Hawthorne experienced this setting in real life, when he spent a few months as a part of a community called Brook Farm

The Blithedale Romance book. Abjuring the city for a pastoral life, a group of utopians. Nathaniel Hawthorne experienced this setting in real life, when he spent a few months as a part of a community called Brook Farm.

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First published in 1852, The Blithedale Romance was based in part on Hawthorne's disillusioning experiences with the Brook Farm experimental community .

First published in 1852, The Blithedale Romance was based in part on Hawthorne's disillusioning experiences with the Brook Farm experimental community near Boston in 1841.

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A group of Utopians, dispirited by a mid-19th-century America they view as dissolute, takes to the pastoral life, but finds little satisfaction in its socialist living experiments. Little by little, the members' hypocrisies, contradictions, and ideological and economic paradoxes are exposed — even as they attempt to create the ideal community. Among the group are Hollingsworth, an idealistic but egotistical reformer; Zenobia, an ardent feminist and exotic beauty; Priscilla, her frail and mysterious sister; Old Moodie, the sisters' manipulative father; Westervelt, a demonic mesmerist; and Miles Coverdale, whose narrative of the Blithedale experiment reveals the sexist and classist oppression permeating the Utopian group. First published in 1852, The Blithedale Romance was based in part on Hawthorne's disillusioning experiences with the Brook Farm experimental community near Boston in 1841. An engrossing novel about love, idealism, and politics tragically gone amiss, this captivating work bristles with the author's perceptive wit and intelligence.
  • I studied The Scarlet Letter at high school many years ago, and decided I would explore other books that Hawthorne has written. I struggled to complete this book. Nineteenth Century novels do tend to have a slower pace and much more detailed physical detail than modern novels, but this one was too slow and patchy in its narrative structure, even for someone like myself who enjoys Victorian literature.
    The pace was too slow, there were too many digressions, and I struggled to pick up on the novels main themes and concerns. The characters were not engaging, and the tensions between characters were insufficiently developed. There were glimpses of the writer, Nathaniel Hawthorne, who was so piercingly perceptive in The Scarlet Letter, but not enough to sustain my interest. I looked up on the Internet the background of this novel, and it is apparently loosely based on aspects of Hawthorne's own romantic life. Sadly, that did not create the intensity often found in autobiographical threads. This is not a book I would reread.

  • To put it mildly, Hawthorne can be a bit of a slog. And I was definitely prepared for that with this lesser known work. I was, however, pleasantly surprised. Not only is it a faster paced, less obtuse work than some he's done, it's also a delightfully Gothic mystery and an interesting commentary on philanthropy and utopianism. It's certainly not as memorable as The Scarlet Letter, but it's a nice little read.

  • Asking someone to rate a classic is pretty ridiculous. If I give it less than 5 stars, it says more about me than it does about the book! That said, I think an annotated copy might have been more useful for me, since there were some aspects of 19th century mores which drive the plot that I never did understand.

  • Stay with the story til the last page as there are a few good twists in the story line that really pull everything together!!! Great classic

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  • [Review of Kindle version]: Just to give a general heads-up, unlike many of the free Kindle editions of classic texts, this one is fine. There are only a couple of mistakes in the text, and none that made a headache of reading this edition.

    [Review of book]: Before reading the book, I had read reviews that this book feels "mechanical" in its writing. I really didn't get this at all. It may have been that I was too enthralled in the lovely story to notice any rigidity in the writing. The book's storyline is a delight, but ends in an unsettling way. I found myself wrapped up in the romantic, misty mirth of the story, which was offset by a number of the gothic tropes. I cannot express the enjoyment I got out of reading this book, much more so than I remember ever having in reading "The Scarlet Letter." In my opinion, this book is one of those literary gems that many might not hear about, because of being overshadowed by an author's magnum opus. Reading this was a pleasant surprise, and is one of the rare books I can see myself revisiting on a yearly basis, which is an appreciable statement given the length of my reading list.

    If you like romantic (in the sense of ideals) stories, are interested in utopian visions, or wish to understand the modern "dystopian-turn" in the literary landscape, this is a book I would recommend.

  • A mystery by Hawthorne? Had to read it.

  • Picking up The Blithedale Romance, I was immediately sucked in by Hawthorne's elaborate prose--but after the first three chapters of painfully detailed description, I was ready for him to get on with the story already. As a result, he lost me for a time. I closed the book and set it aside, picking it up more from obligation than from any real drive to finish the story. The characters and dialog are great--they save the book. The overwrought descriptions make the reader want to dig Hawthorne up and beat him with his own shin-bone.
    And the big surprise twist at the end? Not a surprise and not very twisty. Just--mnh.