The Blithedale Romance

The Blithedale Romance

eBook - 2010
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The residents of the Blithedale farm wish to make it into a modern Arcadia, free from the pollution of society. But they form such a varied, self-interested group, that their efforts are in vain. The misogynistic Hollingsworth wants to turn it into a sanctuary for reformed criminals; the exotic feminist Zenobia is helplessly attracted to Hollingsworth; and the narrator is an unreliable dandy with voyeuristic tendencies. Henry James called The Blithedale Romance the lightest and...
Publisher: [Auckland, N.Z.] : Floating Press, ©2010.
ISBN: 9781775417590
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 electronic document (363 pages))


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Nov 06, 2013

Lighter and more lyrical than the gloomier works that he's known for, this novel (only one of five he wrote) is loosely based on Hawthorne's experiences living in a utopian community.

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