The Blithedale Romance
An Authoritative Text, Backgrounds and Sources, CriticismBook - 1978
A group of Utopians, unhappy with dissolute, mid-19th-century America, takes to the pastoral life; but the members find little satisfaction in the communal life. Instead of changing the world, they pursue self-centered paths that ultimately lead to tragedy. Absorbing 1852 novel about love, idealism, and politics bristles with Hawthorne's perceptive wit and intelligence.
Publisher: New York : Norton, c1978
Characteristics: x, 418 p. ;,21 cm.