The Blithedale Romance

The Blithedale Romance

ISBN: 1406501336

ISBN 13: 9781406501339

Publication Date: October 25, 2005

Publisher: Dodo Press

Pages: 204

Format: Paperback

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Abjuring the city for a pastoral life, a group of utopians set out to reform a dissipated America. But the group is a powerful mix of competing ambitions and its idealism finds little satisfaction in farmwork. Instead, of changing the world, the members of the Blithedale community individually pursue egotistical paths that ultimately lead to tragedy. Hawthorne's tale both mourns and satirizes a rural idyll not unlike that of nineteenth-century America at large.

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