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DetailsA 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 areHollingsworth, an idealistic but egotistical reformer;Zenobia, an ardent feminist and exoticbeauty; Priscilla, her frail and mysterious sister;Old Moodie, the sisters' manipulative father;Westervelt, a demonic mesmerist; andMiles 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.ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Born on the fourth of July in 1804, Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote the stories that lie at the heart of the American Romantic movement. His portraits of colonial life reflect his Puritan heritage and offer fascinating profiles of individuals who strive for freedom from social conventions.
SKU Code PRK B 3579 Weight in Kg 0.0500 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9780486426846 Author Name NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE Publisher Name HARPER COLLINS