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General Information

Name:  Leland S. Person  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction


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Illinois Connection

Person taught at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and was named Outstanding Teacher in the College of Liberal Arts in 1990.

Biographical and Professional Information

Leland S. Person is a Professor and Head of the English Department at the University of Cincinnati. He is a writer of research articles on New England authors Nathaniel Hawthoren, Henry James, Herman Melville, Edgar Allen Poe, and James Fenimore Cooper.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Aesthetic Headaches: Women and Masculine Poetics in Poe, Melville, and Hawthorne
ISBN: 0820309850

Univ of Georgia Pr. 1988

Dust Jacket in Very Good condition.

The Cambridge Introduction to Nathaniel Hawthorne (Cambridge Introductions to Literature)
ISBN: 052185458X

Cambridge University Press. 2007

As the author of The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne has been established as a major writer of the nineteenth century and the most prominent chronicler of New England and its colonial history. This introductory book for students coming to Hawthorne for the first time outlines his life and writings in a clear and accessible style. Leland S. Person also explains some of the significant cultural and social movements that influenced Hawthorne's most important writings: Puritanism, Transcendentalism and Feminism. The major works, including The Scarlet Letter, The House of the Seven Gables and The Blithedale Romance, as well as Hawthorne's important short stories and non-fiction, are analysed in detail. The book also includes a brief history and survey of Hawthorne scholarship, with special emphasis on recent studies. Students of nineteenth-century American literature will find this a rewarding and engaging introduction to this remarkable writer.

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