A Bit of Borrowing?

A Penn State professor says that passages from The Scarlet Letter bear a striking resemblance to portions of a poem by James Russell Lowell. I get a sense that if one could Google the classics, there’d be more discoveries of this nature. Then again, with Amazon’s Search Inside The Book and Google Print, this may soon be possible.


One Response to “A Bit of Borrowing?”

  1. A Web Undone 2 Says:

    On the Shoulders of Giants

    MoorishGirl observes that recent scholarship indicates that Nathaniel Hawthorne may have borrowed passages from a poem by James Russell Lowell, and speculates that computer searches through Amazon and Google will turn up more such borrowings. The defau…

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