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The pride of Lady Eleanore Rochcliffe

In his book Hawthorne's Faust, William Stein proposes that the story of Lady Eleanore is a metaphor for the powder-keg atmosphere of the pre-Revolutionary colonial period.(courtesy of Archon Books/Shoe String Press)

"The pride of Lady Eleanore Rochcliffe . . . symbolizes the hell-inspired harshness of the British agents ruling the American colonies. By retelling history with this pardonable democratic bias, Hawthorne succeeds in representing the courage that went into the founding of the republic" (77).

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