"TEXTS WHOSE POWER, PROFUNDITY AND ARTISTRY COMMAND OUR ATTENTION"
HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel. The Writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin, (1900). Twenty-two volumes. Octavo, mid-20th century three-quarter brown morocco gilt, raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, uncut. $4500.
“Old Manse” edition of Hawthorne’s works, with over 100 plates including portraits, facsimiles and illustrations.
"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).Encompassing Hawthorne's masterful novels (such as The Scarlet Letter and The House of the Seven Gables), his memorable short stories ("The Minister's Black Veil," "Rappaccini's Daughter" and "Young Goodman Brown," among others) and passages from his American Note-Books and Notes of Travel, this handsomely bound set presents the broad vision and deep insight of the foremost literary interpreter of the 19th-century New England psyche. Clark B22.
Light restoration to handsome bindings. An exceptionally attractive set.