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Cover of: The Blithedale romance | Nathaniel Hawthorne
About the Book

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.

63 editions First published in 1852

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The Blithedale Romance
2010, The Floating Press
eBook in English
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The Blithedale romance
2010, Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
in English
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The Blithedale Romance
2009, Penguin USA, Inc.
Electronic resource in English
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The Blithedale romance
2009, Oxford University Press
in English
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The Blithedale romance
2009, Oxford University Press
in English
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The Blithedale Romance
July 25, 2007, Kessinger Publishing, LLC
Hardcover in English
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The Blithedale Romance
March 23, 2007, BiblioBazaar
Paperback in English
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The Blithedale Romance
June 15, 2007, 1st World Library - Literary Society
Hardcover in English
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The Blithedale Romance [EasyRead Comfort Edition]
January 3, 2007, ReadHowYouWant.com
Paperback in English
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The Blithedale Romance
July 15, 2007, 1st World Library - Literary Society
Paperback in English
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The Blithedale Romance
January 1, 2007, Aegypan
Paperback in English
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The Blithedale Romance (Large Print Edition)
March 23, 2007, BiblioBazaar
Paperback in English
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The Blithedale Romance
January 1, 2007, Digireads.com
Paperback in English
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The Blithedale Romance [EasyRead Edition]
January 3, 2007, ReadHowYouWant.com
Paperback in English
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The Blithedale Romance [EasyRead Large Edition]
January 3, 2007, ReadHowYouWant.com
Paperback in English
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The Blithedale Romance
March 15, 2007, Book Jungle
Paperback in English
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The Blithedale Romance
December 19, 2007, W. W. Norton
Paperback in English - 1 edition
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The Blithedale Romance
November 3, 2006, Hard Press
Paperback in English
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The Blithedale Romance
December 1, 2006, Aegypan
Hardcover in English
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The Blithedale Romance
2004, Fictionwise, Inc.
E-book in English
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Blithedale Romance
August 30, 2004, Turtleback Books Distributed by Demco Media
Turtleback in English
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The Blithedale romance
2003, Dover Publications
in English
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The Blithedale Romance [UNABRIDGED] (Classic Books on Cassettes Collection)
January 30, 2001, Audio Book Contractors
Audio Cassette in English - Unabridged edition
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The Blithedale romance
2001, Modern Library
in English - 2001 Modern Library pbk. ed.
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The Blithedale Romance (Oxford World's Classics)
January 29, 1999, Oxford University Press, USA
in English
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The Blithedale romance
1998, G.K. Hall
in English
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The Blithedale romance
1998, Norton
in English
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The Blithedale romance
1996, Bedford Books of St. Martin's Press
in English
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The Blithedale romance
1993, J. M. Dent
in English
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The Blithedale Romance
September 1993, Tuttle Publishing
in English
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The Blithedale romance
1991, Oxford University Press
in English
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Blithedale Romance
September 1, 1986, Bantam Classics
Mass Market Paperback in English
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The Blithedale romance
1983, Penguin Books
in English
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The Blithedale romance
1981, New American Library, New English Library
in English
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Blithedale Romance
June 1979, Dell Publishing
Paperback
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The Blithedale romance
1978, Norton
in English
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The Blithedale romance: and Fanshawe.
1964, Ohio State University Press
in English
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The Blithedale romance
1960, Dell Pub.
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The Blithedale romance
1958, Norton
in English
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The Blithedale romance
1926, J.M. Dent & Sons, Ltd., E.P. Dutton & Co.
in English
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The Blithedale romance
1912, Dent
in English
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The Blithedale romance
1912, J. M. Dent, E. P. Dutton
in English
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The Blithedale romance.
1902, T.Y. Crowell & company
in English
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The Blithedale romance
1900, Houghton, Mifflin and Co., Riverside Press
in English - Autograph ed.
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The Blithedale romance.
1899, Service & Paton
in English
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The Blithedale romance
1880, Houghton, Mifflin
in English
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The Blithedale romance
1880, J.M. Dent
in English
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The Blithedale romance
1860, Ticknor and Fields
in English
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The Blithedale romance
1854, Chapman and Hall
in English - 2nd ed.
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The Blithedale romance.
1852, Chapman & Hall
in English
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The Blithedale romance
1852, Homewood Pub. Co.
in English
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The Blithedale romance
1852, Ticknor, Reed, and Fields
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The Blithedale romance
1852, Walter Scott Ltd.
in English
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The Blithedale romance
1852, A.L. Burt Co.
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The Blithedale romance.
1852, Chapman & Hall
in English
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The Blithedale romance.
1852, Ticknor, Reed, and Fields
in English
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The Blithedale romance
1852, Ticknor, Reed, and Fields
in English
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The Blithedale romance
Publish date unknown, Walter Scott Ltd.
in English
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The Blithedale romance
Publish date unknown, Norton
in English
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The Blithedale Romance
Publish date unknown, W.W.Norton
in English
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The Blithedale romance
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The Blithedale romance
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