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The Resource The Salem world of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Margaret B. Moore

The Salem world of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Margaret B. Moore

Label
The Salem world of Nathaniel Hawthorne
Title
The Salem world of Nathaniel Hawthorne
Statement of responsibility
Margaret B. Moore
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Although most writers on Nathaniel Hawthorne touch on the importance of Salem, Massachusetts, to his life and career, no detailed study has been published on the powerful heritage bequeathed to him by his ancestors and present to him during his years in that town. In The Salem World of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Margaret B. Moore thoroughly investigates Hawthorne's family, his education before college (about which almost nothing has been known), and Salem's religious and political influences on him. She details what Salem had to offer Hawthorne in the way of entertainment and stimulation, discusses his friends and acquaintances, and examines the significant role of women in his life{u2014}particularly Mary Crowninshield Silsbee and Sophia Peabody. Nathaniel Hawthorne felt a strong attachment to Salem. No matter what he wrote about the town, it was the locale for many of his stories, sketches, a novel, and a fragmentary novel. Salem history haunted him, and Salem people fascinated him. And Salem seems to have a perennial fascination for readers, not just for Hawthorne scholars. New information from primary sources, including letters (many unpublished), diaries, and contemporary newspapers, adds much not previously known about Salem in the early nineteenth century. Moore has found new sources in various manuscript collections, such as the privately owned Felt-White Collection and the Richards and Ashburner Papers in the National Library in Scotland. She also uses extensively the many manuscript collections at the Peabody Essex Museum. By tracing the effect of Salem on Hawthorne's writing, The Salem World of Nathaniel Hawthorne makes clear that Hawthorne not only was aware of his "own dear native place" but also drew upon it consciously and subconsciously in his work. This book contributes to a better understanding of Hawthorne as man and writer and of Salem's vital part in his life and work."--Publishers website
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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1925-
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Moore, Margaret B.
Dewey number
  • 813/.3
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS1884
LC item number
.M66 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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University of Missouri Press
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  • Hawthorne, Nathaniel
  • Hawthorne, Nathaniel
  • Historical fiction, American
  • Novelists, American
  • Salem (Mass.)
  • Salem (Mass.)
  • Salem (Mass.)
Label
The Salem world of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Margaret B. Moore
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
37616008
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 290 pages
Isbn
9780826211491
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97038150
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The Salem world of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Margaret B. Moore
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
37616008
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 290 pages
Isbn
9780826211491
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97038150
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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