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The Blithedale Romance
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin Classics
Publication date August 1, 1983
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780140390285
ISBN-10 0140390286
Dimensions 0.50 by 5 by 7 in.
Weight 0.45 lbs.
Original list price $11.00
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Summary
Four members of a nineteenth century utopian commune find themselves emotionally involved in ways they could not have predicted (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: A superb depiction of a utopian community that cannot survive the individual passions of its members. In language that is suggestive and often erotic, Nathaniel Hawthorne tells a tale of failed possibilities and multiple personal betrayals as he explores the contrasts between what his characters espouse and what they actually experience in an 'ideal' community. A theme of unrealized sexual possibilities serves as a counterpoint to the other failures at Blithedale: class and sex distinctions are not eradicated, and communal work on the farm proves personally unrewarding and economically disastrous. Based in part on Hawthorne's own experiences at Brook Farm, an experimental socialist community, The Blithedale Romance is especially timely in light of renewed interest in self-sufficient and other cooperative societies.

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