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Nathaniel Hawthorne and the Romance of the Orient
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Nathaniel Hawthorne and the Romance of the Orient (Hardback)

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... Luedtke has made a seminal contribution to Hawthorne studies." -American Literature



Luedtke's account of Hawthorne's reading is particularly interesting, briskly and ably summarizing the diverse materials which helped shape educated American and English perceptions of the Orient in the early nineteenth century.... Luedtke has written an able guide to the potential range of such references." -Times Literary Supplement



This is an important piece of scholarship. It opens the study of a previously ignored area of interest by a major American author." -Thomas Woodson



The first genuinely original scholarship on Hawthorne's life and work that has appeared in almost a decade." -Terence Martin



`... extensive cataloging of Hawthorne's reading habits, as documented by records from Salem lending libraries. Luedtke's revelation of these works acts as an important corrective to the notion that the brunt of Hawthorne's influences were from English authors." -Daily Yomiuri, Japan



Luedtke's study is an important reorientation of Hawthorne studies." -Rocky Mountain Review



... meticulously documented, convincingly articulated book that unequivocally establishes the significance of the Orient in Hawthorne's writing." -Exxes Institute Historical Collections



Luedtke... succeeds in building the portrait of Hawthorne... The book is a work of painstaking research, patience, and, above all, love. It is rich and illuminating, has a formidable range of reference, and establishes convincingly that Hawthorne's imagination and world was `larger, richer, and more chromatic than we have known'." -The Hindustan Times



Luedtke's study valuably surveys Hawthorne's reading in works of travel, history, religion, and literature related to the Orient.... will be of great interest to scholars of the American Renaissance and will open up new avenues for research on this period's fascination with the East." -Journal of American History

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writersEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: c 1800 to c 1900Fiction & PoetryClassic fiction pre 1945 Publisher: Indiana University Press Publication Date: 01/06/1989 ISBN-13: 9780253336132  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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