The Blithedale Romance - Section 1- Chapter 1: Old Moodie and Chapter 2: Blithedale Summary & Analysis

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Section 1- Chapter 1: Old Moodie and Chapter 2: Blithedale Summary

"The Blithedale Romance" by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a novel of intrigue and mystery, set in post-colonial Massachusetts. The story tells of Mr. Miles Coverdale's involvement with the community at Blithedale, especially with the mystery surrounding two of the women there, Zenobia and Priscilla. "The Blithedale Romance" is a very interesting novel that reveals the secrets that exist, even within a very small society.

In "Old Moodie", the first chapter, Mr. Coverdale returns to his apartment on the evening before his departure for Blithedale after attending an exhibition of the Veiled Lady, a phenomenon in the Mesmeric line. On the way, he is accosted by Mr. Moodie who asks for a great favor, but when Mr. Coverdale responds with very little benevolence, Mr. Moodie instead suggests that he had better...

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