"TEXTS WHOSE POWER, PROFUNDITY AND ARTISTRY COMMAND OUR ATTENTION"
HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel. The Complete Works. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin, circa 1910. Thirteen volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter green morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, raised bands, top edges gilt, uncut and partially unopened.
Riverside Edition, with introductory notes by Hawthorne’s son-in-law, George Parsons Lathrop.
"Whatever their disagreements, most of his critics and biographers continue to regard Hawthorne as his distinguished contemporaries Fields and Melville did—as a shrewd and large-minded writer who read widely and pondered deeply about the human condition and about American identity from Puritan times to his own… He created texts whose power, profundity and artistry command our attention" (ANB). With numerous illustrations by Blum, Church, Dielman, Gifford, Shirlaw and Turner.
Spines evenly toned to brown. A handsome set in fine condition.