The "Proper Light and Shadow" in the Major Romances
Published by: University of Oklahoma Press
Imprint: University of Oklahoma Press
198 Pages | 6 x 9 | 1 line drawing
This book, designed as a companion volume, concentrates on Hawthorne’s use of imagery, specifically sun imagery, with its contrasting images of moonlight, artificial light, shadow, and blackness, to unify his narratives and illuminate his characters. In tracing Hawthorne’s imagic pattern through his major fiction works and critical pieces, Professor Fogle amply reinforces his critical judgment that Hawthorne was not only an artist but also a careful, conscious craftsman.
This book, in every sense a work of original and creative scholarship, is destined to join Hawthorne’s Fiction as an indispensable guide to one of America’s greatest writers.