Fantasy, reality, and audience in Hawthorne's `Drowne's Wooden Image'

Newberry, Frederick
March 1991
Studies in the Novel;Spring91, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p28
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Connects the historical and aesthetic concerns of Nathaniel Hawthorne's `Drowne's Wooden Image.' Need to read tale with author's other tales of fantasy and art; Book's historical setting; Shem Drowne's craftsmanship; John Singleton Copley's response to Drowne's image; Captain Hunnewell's promenade with the fanciful image.


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