revised Norton Critical Edition.
This revised Norton Critical Edition brings together
twenty-three of Hawthorne?s tales in all their psychological
and moral complexity. The Second Edition adds the early
biographical sketch "Mrs. Hutchinson" as well as two tales,
?The Wives of the Dead" and "Dr. Heidegger?s
Experiment." Each tale is accompanied by explanatory
"The Author on His Work" contains the prefaces Hawthorne wrote
for the three collections of tales published during his
lifetime?The Old Manse, Twice-Told Tales, and
The Snow Image. Also included are pertinent selections from
his American Notebooks and relevant letters to, among others,
Sophia Peabody, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Margaret
"Criticism" offers important contemporary assessments of
Hawthorne?s tales by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Edgar Allan
Poe, Margaret Fuller (new to the Second Edition), James Russell
Lowell, Herman Melville, and Henry James. Modern criticism is well
represented by twelve essays?four of them new to the Second
Edition?on the tales? central issues. Contributors
include Jorge Louis Borges, J. Hillis Miller, Judith Fetterley,
Nina Baym, Leo Marx, and Martin Bidney, among others.
A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.