Document 30690

A NORTON CRITICAL EDITION
Nathaniel Hawthorne
THE SCARLET LETTER
AND OTHER WRITINGS
AUTHORITATIVE TEXTS
CONTEXTS
CRITICISM
Edited by
LELAND S. PERSON
UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI
W. W. NORTON & COMPANY
New York • London
Contents
Preface
A Note on the Texts
xi
xv
The Texts of The Scarlet Letter and
Other Writings
THE SCARLET LETTER
Preface to the Second Edition
The Custom-House
The Scarlet Letter
3
5
7
36
OTHER WRITINGS
Mrs. Hutchinson
Endicott and the Red Cross
Young Goodman Brown
The Minister's Black Veil
The Birth-mark
167
172
178
189
199
Contexts
Nathaniel Hawthorne • From American Notebooks
• From Letters
• From The Life of Franklin Pierce
215
219
232
Criticism
NINETEENTH-CENTURY REVIEWS OF THE SCARLET LETTER
Evert A. Duyckinck • From Literary World
[Edwin Percy Whipple] • From Graham's Magazine
[Anne W. Abbott] • From North American Review
Orestes Brownson • From Brownson's Quarterly
[Arthur Cleveland Coxe] • From Church Review
Amory Dwight Mayo • From Universalist Quarterly
[Jane Swisshelm] • From the Saturday Visiter
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239
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271
Robert S. Levine • Antebellum Feminists on
Hawthorne: Reconsidering the Reception of
The Scarlet Letter
274
PURITAN BACKGROUND AND SOURCES
Charles Ryskamp • The New England Sources of
The Scarlet Letter
Michael J. Colacurcio • Footsteps of Ann Hutchinson:
The Context of The Scarlet Letter
291
304
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CONTENTS
Frederick Newberry • A Red-Hot A and a Lusting
Divine: Sources for The Scarlet Letter
Kristin Boudreau • Hawthorne's Model of Christian
Charity
Ellen Weinauer • Considering Possession in
The Scarlet Letter
331
338
368
THE CUSTOM-HOUSE
John Franzosa • "The Custom-House," The Scarlet
Letter, and Hawthorne's Separation from Salem
Douglas Anderson • Jefferson, Hawthorne, and
"The Custom-House"
387
404
THE SCARLET LETTER
Michael Winship • Hawthorne and the "Scribbling
Women": Publishing The Scarlet Letter in the
Nineteenth-Century United States
Laura Hanft Korobkin • The Scarlet Letter of the Law:
Hawthorne and Criminal Justice
Millicent Bell • The Obliquity of Signs: The Scarlet
Letter
David Leverenz • Mrs. Hawthorne's Headache: Reading
The Scarlet Letter
Stephen Rail ton • The Address of The Scarlet Letter
Louise DeSalvo • Nathaniel Hawthorne and the
Feminists: The Scarlet Letter
Robert K. Martin • Hester Prynne, C'est Moi:
Nathaniel Hawthorne and the Anxieties of Gender
T. Walter Herbert, Jr. • Nathaniel Hawthorne,
Una Hawthorne, and The Scarlet Letter: Interactive
Selfhoods and the Cultural Construction of
Gender
Nina Baym • Revisiting Hawthorne's Feminism
Bethany Reid • Narrative of the Captivity and
Redemption of Roger Prynne: Rereading
The Scarlet Letter
Sacvan Bercovitch • The A-Politics of Ambiguity in
The Scarlet Letter
Michael T. Gilmore • Hawthorne and the Making of
the Middle Class
Larry J. Reynolds • The Scarlet Letter and Revolutions
Abroad
Jean Fagan Yellin • The Scarlet Letter and the
Antislavery Feminists
Leland S. Person • The Dark Labyrinth of Mind:
Hawthorne, Hester, and the Ironies of Racial
Mothering
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426
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512
522
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558
576
597
614
632
656
OTHER WRITINGS
Amy Schrager Lang • Anne Hutchinson
John Nickel • Hawthorne's Demystification of History
in "Endicott and the Red Cross"
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680
CONTENTS
David Levin • Shadows of Doubt: Specter Evidence in
Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown"
Frederick Crews • Escapism in "Young Goodman
Brown" and "The Minister's Black Veil"
J. Hillis Miller • The Problem of History in "The
Minister's Black Veil"
Judith Fetterley • Women Beware Science: "The
Birthmark"
Cindy Weinstein • The Invisible Hand Made Visible:
"The Birth-mark"
Nathaniel Hawthorne: A Chronology
Selected Bibliography
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