Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Legends of the Province House" : His Use of Architecture, Artifact, and History

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

Date

1972

GUSN

GUSN-169820

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Description

Nathaniel Hawthorne found inspiration in the Province House of Boston. He saw the building as a symbol of aristocratic pride and opulence and regarded it as an impediment to self-government. From this sprang his "Legends of the Province House," published as a whole in 1842. John S. Garner examines fact and fiction in the stories.

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Additional Identification Number

Article ID 201

Collection Code

SC001

Collection Name

Old-Time New England

Reference Code

SC001.1972.063.230.003

Abstract

Nathaniel Hawthorne found inspiration in the Province House of Boston. He saw the building as a symbol of aristocratic pride and opulence and regarded it as an impediment to self-government. From this sprang his "Legends of the Province House," published as a whole in 1842. John S. Garner examines fact and fiction in the stories.

Date Notes

Volume 63, Number 230 (Fall, 1972)

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Record Details

Originator

John S. Garner (Author)

Publications Referencing This Collection

(1972). Old Time New England. Boston, Mass.: Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities.

Description Level

Item

Place of Publication

Boston, Mass.

Publisher

Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities

Publisher Series

Old Time New England