The Blithedale Romance with Biographical Introduction

Set on a communal farm called blithedale, "the blithedale romance" is the story of four inhabitants of the commune: Hollingsworth, a passionate feminist; Priscilla, who turns out to be Zenobia's half-sister; and Miles Coverdale, a misogynist philanthropist obsessed with turning Blithedale into a colony for the reformation of criminals; Zenobia, the narrator of the story.

A classic of american literature, "the Blithedale Romance" is a compelling narrative set against the backdrop of many important social and political issues of the 19th century. The story concerns the freindship of the four at the commune, which starts intensely during the spring and summer but as autumn approaches begins to disintegrate towards a tragic end.


Wieland and Memoirs of Carwin the Biloquist Penguin Classics

Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. A terrifying account of the fallibility of the human mind and, of democracy itself,  Wieland brilliantly reflects the psychological, by extension, social, and political concerns of the early American republic.

With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. In the fragmentary sequel, memoirs, Brown explores Carwin’s bizarre history as a manipulated disciple of the charismatic utopian Ludloe. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.


Selected Tales and Sketches Penguin Classics

Colacurcio points out in his excellent introduction, they are themes that are now deeply embedded in the American literary tradition. But hawthorne was highly - often wickedly - unorthodox in his account of life in early America, and his precisely constructed plots quickly engage the reader's imagination.

And, as Michael J. The pieces collected here deal with essentially American matters: the Puritan past, the Indians, the Revolution. The short fiction of a writer who helped to shape the course of American literature. Written in the 1820s, these works are informed by themes that reappear in Hawthorne's longer works: The Scarlet Letter, 30s, and 40s,  The House of the Seven Gables and The Blithedale Romance.

With a determined commitment to the history of his native land, Nathaniel Hawthorne revealed, more incisively than any writer of his generation, the nature of a distinctly American consciousness.

Edgar Huntly, or, Memoirs of a Sleepwalker

One of the first american gothic novels, Edgar Huntly mirrors the social and political temperaments of the postrevolutionary United States.

Woman in the Nineteenth Century Dover Thrift Editions

In this book, fuller articulates values arising from her passionate belief in justice and equality for all humankind, whose style is characterized by the trademark textual diversity of the transcendentalists, with a particular focus on women. In her brief yet fruitful life, she was variously author, literary and social critic, journalist, editor, poet, and revolutionary.

She was also one of the few female members of the prestigious Transcendentalist movement, whose ranks included Ralph Waldo Emerson, Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, Henry David Thoreau, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and many other prominent New England intellectuals of the day. Published in 1843, this essay was entitled "The Great Lawsuit: Man versus Men, Woman versus Women.

First published in book form in 1845, woman in the nineteenth century was correctly perceived as the controversial document that it was: receiving acclaim and achieving popular success in some quarters the first printing sold out within a week, at the same time that it inspired vicious attacks from opponents of the embryonic women's movement.

Although her notion of basic rights certainly includes those of an educational, and legal nature, economic, it is intellectual expansion and changes in the prevailing attitudes towards women by men and women that Fuller cherishes far above the superficial manifestations of liberation. A classic of feminist thought that helped bring about the Seneca Falls Women's Convention three years after its publication, Woman in the Nineteenth Century inspired her contemporaries Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B.

Anthony to speak of fuller as possessing "more influence upon the thought of American women than any woman previous to her time. ". As co-editor of the transcendentalist journal, the Dial, Fuller was able to give voice to her groundbreaking social critique on woman's place in society, the genesis of the book that was later to become Woman in the Nineteenth Century.

Billy Budd, Bartleby, and Other Stories Penguin Classics Edition

In these stories, class, melville cuts to the heart of race, and globalism in America, capitalism, deftly navigating political and social issues that resonate as clearly in our time as they did in Melville’s. In the sorrowful tragedy of billy budd, sailor; the controlled rage of Benito Cereno; and the tantalizing enigma of Bartleby, the Scrivener; Melville reveals himself as a singular storyteller of tremendous range and compelling power.

Sealts, Jr. And the authoritative Northwestern-Newberry text of The Piazza Tales. With more than 1, 500 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. A new, and profound beauty   though best-known for his epic masterpiece Moby-Dick, definitive edition of Herman Melville’s virtuosic short stories—American classics wrought with scorching fury, grim humor, Herman Melville also left a body of short stories arguably unmatched in American fiction.

For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. Also including the piazza tales in full, this collection demonstrates why Melville stands not only among the greatest writers of the nineteenth century, but also as one of our greatest contemporaries.

This penguin classics edition features the Reading Text of Billy Budd, Sailor, as edited from a genetic study of the manuscript by Harrison Hayford and Merton M. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.


Hope Leslie: Or, Early Times in the Massachusetts

Hope leslie, the protagonist, works her way through romance and cultural conflict in this intense historical drama. Set in 17th century new england, "hope leslie" 1827 tells the tale of a young New England Puritan woman and her dynamic experiences in recently founded America. Her work did a great deal to bring women's issues into the public sphere.

. The novel is noted for its groundbreaking and sympathetic treatment of Native Americans. The work has become central to scholarship of early gender studies and race relations as it examines with scrutiny the seeds of these cultural issues. Hope leslie" helped to alter the fabric of American literature, situated among the likes of Charles Brockden Brown and James Fenimore Cooper.

These progressive narratives, set among Puritanism and moral conservatism, advocated for greater female equality. Catharine sedgwick 1789-1867 was a prominent American novelist of the 19th century. The novel that made catharine Sedgwick famous, "Hope Leslie" remains a classic of early American fiction.

Our Nig: or, Sketches from the Life of a Free Black Penguin Classics

The 1859 novel tracing the life of a mulatto foundling abused by a white family in 19th century New England.

Ruth Hall A Domestic Tale of the Present Time

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Emerson: Selected Essays

His assertion that human thought and actions proceed from nature, was a radical departure from the traditional European emphasis on domesticating nature to suit human needs. Ralph waldo emerson believed that an appreciation of its vast natural resources would become the foundation of American culture. His philosophy is rich in common natural scenes of daily life, and expresses the inherent harmony between man and nature.

This collection brings together 15 of emerson's most significant essays, "Self-reliance" and "The Transcendentalist", as well as his assessments of Montaigne, "The American Scholar", including "Nature", Napoleon and Thoreau.

The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia Penguin Classics

Johnson's tale is not only a satire on optimism, but also an expression of truth about the human mind and its infinite capacity for hope. Their journey takes them to egypt, where they study the various conditions of men's lives, before returning home in a 'conclusion in which nothing is concluded'. Rasselas, prince of abyssinia, leaves the easy life of the Happy Valley, accompanied by his sister Nekayah, her attendant Pekuah, and the much-travelled philosopher Imlac.