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Table of Contents Editor's Note Introduction Harold Bloom 1. Sowing Dragons' Teeth: Personal Life and Revolution in The Scarlet Letter Joel Pfister 2. The A-Politics of Ambiguity Sacvan Bercovitch 3. The Scarlet Letter and the Language of History: Past Imperfect, Present Imperfect, Future Perfect? Charles Swann 4. Hester's Skepticism, Hawthorne's Faith; or, What Does a Woman Doubt? Instituting the American Romance Tradition Emily Miller Budick 5. "Apples of Thoughts and Fancies": Nature as Narrator in The Scarlet Letter Janice B. Daniel 6. Hawthorne and the Making of the Middle Class Michael T. Gilmore 7. The Dark Labyrinth of Mind: Hawthorne, Hester, and the Ironies of Racial Mothering Leland S. Person 8. The Matter of Form Richard Kopley 9. From Artifact to Archetype Margaret Reid Chronology Contributors Bibliography Acknowledgments Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864. Scarlet letter.
Mothers and daughters in literature.
Massachusetts -- In literature.
Puritans in literature.
Adultery in literature.
Women in literature.