This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images,
or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the
original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1900. Not
illustrated. Excerpt: ... INTRODUCTORY NOTE In the late autumn of
1851 the Hawthornes moved from Lenox to West Newton, Massachusetts,
where Mrs. Hawthorne's sister, Mrs. Horace Mann, was then living,
and there they stayed till the following summer, when Mr. Hawthorne
bought the estate in Concord, which he named The Wayside, and which
became the family home, and from which the great romancer was
finally borne to his grave. It was in this winter 0 DEGREES851-1852
that he wrote his third romance, The Blithedale Romance, at first
named by him Hollingsworth, from its central character. Hawthorne's
Preface to this book is the fullest statement which he has left of
his attitude toward the work, and his design in it, but there are
one or two other references which he makes to it during or after
its writing. Apparently he did little more than plan it while he
was in Berkshire. He did not work readily in summer, and when he
had rapidly prepared the Wonder-Book, he rested from his writing
labors, uncertain, moreover, whether he should stay on in
Berkshire, or move away. He did not like the mountain life, and
detested the climate. But he was meditating on his next book, and
notes in his diary that Mr. Tappan, his neighbor, came in one
evening with three or four volumes of Fourier's works, which he
wished to borrow with a view to his next romance. He had written
just before to his friend W. B. Pike, after speaking of The House
of the Seven Gables: "When I write another romance, I shall take
the Community for a subject, and shall give some of my experiences
and observations at Brook Farm." After the book was published, he
wrote to his friend Bridge: "Perhaps you have seen Blithedale
before this time. I doubt whether you will like it very well; but
it has met with good success, and has brought me -- ...
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