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The House of the Seven Gables By Nathaniel Hawthorne

The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne

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The notes and the annotations in this and other Norton volumes most influence my decision in choosing this text. I thought the volume excellent. My students commented that it was very helpful. -Margaret Murray, Western Connecticut State University

The House of the Seven Gables Summary

The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne

This Norton Critical Edition includes:

  • The first edition of the novel, published in 1851 by Ticknor, Reed and Fields.
  • Robert S. Levine's insightful introduction, revised headnotes, expanded explanatory footnotes and note on the text and annotations.
  • A generous selection of carefully chosen primary materials-three of them new to the Second Edition-intended to provide readers with essential backgrounds on the novel's major themes.
  • An extensive selection of critical responses to The House of the Seven Gables from the time of its publication to the present day, including eight new to the Second Edition.

A chronology of Nathaniel Hawthorne's life and work and a selected bibliography. About the Series Read by more than 12 million students over fifty-five years, Norton Critical Editions set the standard for apparatus that is right for undergraduate readers. The three-part format-annotated text, contexts and criticism-helps students to better understand, analyse and appreciate the literature, while opening a wide range of teaching possibilities for instructors. Whether in print or in digital format, Norton Critical Editions provide all the resources students need.

About Nathaniel Hawthorne

Robert S. Levine (Ph.D. Stanford; General Editor and Editor, 1820-1865) is Distinguished University Professor of English and Distinguished Scholar-Teacher at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is the author of?Conspiracy and Romance: Studies in Brockden Brown, Cooper, Hawthorne, and Melville; Martin Delany, Frederick Douglass, and the Politics of Representative Identity; Dislocating Race and Nation: Episodes in Nineteenth-Century American Literary Nationalism; The Lives of Frederick Douglas; Race, Transnationalism, and Nineteenth-Century American Literary Studies; and (upcoming from Norton) The Failed Promise: Reconstruction, Frederick Douglass, and the Impeachment of Andrew Johnson. He has edited a number of books, including The New Cambridge Companion to Herman Melville and Norton Critical Editions of Hawthorne's The House of the Seven Gables and Melville's Pierre. Levine has received fellowships from the NEH and the Guggenheim Foundation. In 2014 the American Literature Section of the MLA awarded him the Hubbell Medal for Lifetime Achievement in American Literary Studies.

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NPB9780393679465
9780393679465
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The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne
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WW Norton & Co
20200929
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