Misfits and Marble Fauns: Religion and Romance in Hawthorne and O'Connor (Flannery O'Connor Series)

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Explores the themes of romance and religion in the works of Nathaniel Hawthorne and Flannery O'Conner.

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Wendy Piper teaches in the Institute for Writing and Rhetoric at Dartmouth College and specializes in American literature and first-year writing.

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