First published in 1984, this book offers a unique interpretation of Hawthorne’s work, making use of perspectives opened up by Derrida in his work on Rousseau. It offers a psycho-biography of the author as discoverable in the texts and avoids a simplistic Freudian analysis. In doing so, it illuminates the work and re-opens Hawthorne’s texts to creative discussion.

This book will be of interest to those studying 19th century literature.

chapter |8 pages


chapter 1|22 pages

The Elaborated Sign of the Scarlet Letter

chapter 2|14 pages

The Artist of the Supplement

chapter 4|12 pages

The Deployment of Sexualty

chapter 5|18 pages

The Fourth Side: The Blithedale Romance

chapter 6|18 pages

Arcadian Affectations

chapter 7|22 pages

Counterfeit Nature: The Marble Faun

chapter 8|18 pages

Marble and Mud

chapter 9|24 pages

Footprints in Sand