Hawthorne's Lenox by Cornelia Brooke Gilder
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Hawthorne's Lenox
By Cornelia Brooke Gilder

Hawthorne's Lenox

The Tanglewood Circle

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Hawthorne's Lenox by Cornelia Brooke Gilder

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What drew Nathaniel Hawthorne to a remote village deep in the Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts in 1850? Slip into the fascinating social scene he encountered in the drawing rooms and on the croquet lawns of Lenox's country retreats. Here, under the benevolent spell of the Sedgwick family, the separate worlds of high-minded Bostonians and high-powered New Yorkers were stitched together by conversation, recreation and even marriage. Nurturing the lively exchange of ideas on everything from art to abolition, Lenox's cottages played host to a community that enlightened a nation. Luminaries such as Caroline Sturgis Tappan and Oliver Wendell Holmes resume their vibrant lives through the rare photographs and engaging sketches of everyday life in Hawthorne's Lenox: The Tanglewood Circle, which also includes a delightful retrospective visit from Henry James and

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781596294066
ISBN-10: 159629406X
Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Pages: 126
Imprint: History Press (SC)
Publisher: History Press (SC)
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States


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