Twentieth century interpretations of The scarlet letter ; a collection of critical essays / edited by John C. Gerber.

Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall, [1968] .

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Other Title Scarlet letter.
Subjects Adultery in literature.
Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864. Scarlet letter.
Hawthorne, Nathaniel. ((The)) scarlet letter.
Massachusetts -- In literature.
Mothers and daughters in literature.
Puritans in literature.
Scarlet letter (Hawthorne, Nathaniel)
Women in literature.
Series Twentieth century interpretations.
Description viii, 120 pages ; 21 cm.
Copyright Date [1968]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 119-120).
Summary A collection of critical and expository essays on The scarlet letter.
Contents Introduction / John B. Gerber -- Part One. Background -- First appearance of themes in The scarlet letter / Nathaniel Hawthorne : from The American notebooks -- First appearance of Hester in Hawthorne's works / Nathaniel Hawthorne : from "Endicott and the red cross" -- The nature of the romance / Nathaniel Hawthorne : from the preface to The house of the seven gables -- Sources for details / Charles Ryskamp -- The New England sources of The scarlet letter -- Puritanism / Joseph Schwartz -- Three aspects of Hawthorne's Puritanism -- Part Two. Form -- The four-part structure / Gordon Roper : from the Introduction to The scarlet letter and selected prose works -- The frame structure / Leland Schubertz : from Hawthorne, the artist -- Three epic quests / Hugh N. Maclean : from "Hawthorne's Scarlet letter : 'The dark problem of this life'" -- Part Three. Techniques -- Allegory and symbolism / F.O. Matthiessen : from American renaissance -- Irony / Richard Harter Fogle : from Hawthorne's fiction : the light and the dark -- Ambiguity / Hyatt H. Waggoner : from "Art and belief" -- Dichotomy / Donald A. Ringe : from "Hawthorne's psychology of the head and the heart" -- Archetype / William Bysshe Stein : from Hawthorne's Faust -- Part Four. Interpretations -- The range of interpretations : The scarlet letter and its modern critics / Charles Child Walcutt -- Damnation : Dimmesdale's fall / Edward H. Davidson -- Frustration and guilt : the ruined wall / Frederick C. Crews -- Sin, isolation, and reunion : form and content in The scarlet letter / John C. Gerber -- Passion : The scarlet letter as a love story / Ernest Sandeen -- Redemption through denial : from "Achievement and frustration" / Leslie A. Fiedler.
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Network Numbers (OCoLC)171265
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WorldCat Identities Gerber, John C.
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