Swann, Charles
September 1988
Notes & Queries;Sep1988, Vol. 35 Issue 3, p322
Academic Journal
This article presents a critical appraisal of three textual problems in Nathaniel Hawthorne's fictions. The fictional work mentioned here is "The Marble Faun" and "The Scarlet Letter." The author makes a wrong application of the phrase "pattern of kindly Readers" which according to critics sounds like a nice title for a gentle book on reader-response theory but the phrase hardly makes sense in the context in which it was used. The third fault from The Scarlett Letter is slightly different as the critics found out a clumsy repetition of "wrath."


Related Articles

  • "A Curious Subject of Observation and Inquiry": Homoeroticism, the Body, and Authorship in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter. Derrick, Scott S. // Novel: A Forum on Fiction;Spring95, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p308 

    Analyzes the staging of homosexual identity in Nathaniel Hawthorne's `The Scarlet Letter.' Book as an important document for an understanding of the emergence of sexual identity in the 19th and 20th century; Noting of passages in book suggesting the importance of homoerotic dynamics to the...

  • Hawthorne, inheritance, and women's property. Brown, Gillian // Studies in the Novel;Spring91, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p107 

    Argues that Nathaniel Hawthorne recapitulates the increase in married women's control over their inheritances in `The Scarlet Letter.' Redemption of the inheritance of adultery entitling Pearl to Chillingworth's estate for which her illegitimacy would ordinarily disqualify her; Domestication of...

  • The Scarlet Letter of the Law: Hawthorne and Criminal Justice. Korobkin, Laura Hanft // Novel: A Forum on Fiction;Winter97, Vol. 30 Issue 2, p193 

    Elaborates on the legal and judicial authority of the magistrates and the criminal justice system as depicted in Nathaniel Hawthorne's book `The Scarlet Letter.' Entire apparatus of the Puritan Rule of Law; Reevaluation of the novel's traditional villains; Politics of 1850; Hawthorne's belief...

  • `Filial duty': Reading the patriarchal body in `The Custom House'. Savoy, Eric // Studies in the Novel;Winter93, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p397 

    Presents a deconstructive analysis of the male author in postcolonial America through Nathaniel Hawthorne's `The Custom House' and `The Scarlet Letter'. Psychological insights into Hawthorne's writing and anti-feminism; Literary deconstruction.

  • NARRATIVE OF THE CAPTIVITY AND REDEMPTION OF ROGER PRYNNE: REREADING THE SCARLET LETTER. Reid, Bethany // Studies in the Novel;Fall2001, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p247 

    Attempts to demonstrate that Nathaniel Hawthorne's paternal deprivation and ambivalence toward other father figures is mirrored and distorted not only in the biological family group of 'The Scarlet Letter,' but also in the figure of Roger Chillingworth. Biographical details; Characteristics of...

  • Internal Conflict and the Scarlet Letter. Porter, Lindsey // Kentucky English Bulletin;Fall2010, Vol. 60 Issue 1, p37 

    A literary criticism of the book "The Scarlet Letter," by Nathaniel Hawthorne is presented. It illustrates the inner battle that everyone carries within themselves. It notes that the author manages to capture the strength of the main protagonist in the book, Hester Prynne, while she faces social...

  • `Apples of the Thoughts and Fancies': Nature as narrator in the Scarlet Letter. Daniel, Janice B. // ATQ;Dec93, Vol. 7 Issue 4, p307 

    Discusses author Nathaniel Hawthorne's use of imagery and themes of nature in his works. Consistent focus on nature as an integral part of his fiction; Examples of Hawthorne passages using nature themes; Use of the rhetorical figure of personification of nature; Analysis of his novel `The...

  • The adulteress in the market-place: Hawthorne and The Scarlet Letter. Egan Jr., Ken // Studies in the Novel;Spring95, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p26 

    Analyzes the novel `The Scarlet Letter,' by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Treatment of puritanism in the novel; Novel as an allegory of art; Writers as adulterers of the truth; Hawthorne's use of the figure of the adulteress to discuss issues of vocation and gender; Analysis of the novel's lead character...

  • A Warrior or Not? A Comparative Study of The Scarlet Letter and "No Name Woman". Wang, Quan // Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities;2011, Vol. 3 Issue 4, p545 

    The anonymous protagonist in "No Name Woman" is often regarded as a warrior. This paper argues against the mainstream criticism of her assertion of individuality, as is expressed by Kingston that her story mirrors the pioneering spirit of Hester in The Scarlet Letter. Each of the following five...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics