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Eve Tempted

Writing and Sexuality in Hawthorne's Fiction, 1st Edition

By Allan Gardner Lloyd Smith


186 pages

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First published in 1984, this book offers a unique interpretation of Hawthorne’s work, making use of perspectives opened up by Derrida in his work on Rousseau. It offers a psycho-biography of the author as discoverable in the texts and avoids a simplistic Freudian analysis. In doing so, it illuminates the work and re-opens Hawthorne’s texts to creative discussion.

This book will be of interest to those studying 19th century literature.

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The Elaborated Sign of the Scarlet Letter 2. The Artist of the Supplement 3. Immured in the Past 4. The Deployment of Sexuality 5. The Fourth Side: The Blithedale Romance 6. Arcadian Affections 7. Counterfeit Nature: The Marble Faun 8. Maud and Mud 9. Footprints in the Sand

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: The Nineteenth-Century Novel

This set of 42 volumes, originally published between 1965 and 2009, are authored by renowned international scholars in the field of nineteenth century literature. They explore a variety of authors such as Dickens, Hardy, Brontë, Austen, Gaskell, Zola, Meredith, Eliot, Gissing, Hawthorne, James and Wharton. The titles also examine a wide range of themes including gender, class, religion, politics, philosophy and music.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General
LITERARY CRITICISM / Modern / 19th Century