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Book Title: Twice-Told Tales (The World's Best Reading)|
The author of the book: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 961 KB
Edition: The Reader's Digest Association, Inc.
Date of issue: 2004
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Read full description of the books Twice-Told Tales (The World's Best Reading):Twice-Told tales, originally published in 1837, revised & republished by Hawthorne in 1851, is the most famous collection of Hawthorne's stories. All of Hawthorne's great gifts--& the features that make him not only one of the greatest but one of the most contemporary American authors, are on full display here.
"Book One" contents include: The Gray Champion / Sunday at Home / The Wedding-Knell / The Minister's Black Veil / The Maypole of MerryMount / The Gentle Boy / Mr. Higgingotham's Catastrophe / Little Annie's Ramble / Wakefield / A Bill from the Town-Pump / The Great Carbuncle / The Prophetic Pictures / David Swan / Sights from a Steeple / The Hollow of the Three Hills / The Toll-Gatherer's Day. "Book Two" contents include: Nathaniel Hawthorne ( 1804 - 1864 ) by Henry James / The Great Stone Face / The Vision of the Fountain / Fancy's Show-Box / Dr. Heidegger's Experiment / Legends of the Province House: I. - Howe's Masquerade, II - Edward Randolph's Portrait, III - Lady Eleanore's Mantle, IV - Old Esther Dudley / The Haunted Mind / The Village Uncle / The Ambitious Guest / The Sister-Years / Snowflakes / The Seven Vagabonds
Read information about the authorNathaniel Hawthorne was a 19th century American novelist and short story writer. He is seen as a key figure in the development of American literature for his tales of the nation's colonial history.
Shortly after graduating from Bowdoin College, Hathorne changed his name to Hawthorne. Hawthorne anonymously published his first work, a novel titled Fanshawe, in 1828. In 1837, he published Twice-Told Tales and became engaged to Sophia Peabody the next year. He worked at a Custom House and joined a Transcendentalist Utopian community, before marrying Peabody in 1842. The couple moved to The Old Manse in Concord, Massachusetts, later moving to Salem, the Berkshires, then to The Wayside in Concord. The Scarlet Letter was published in 1850, followed by a succession of other novels. A political appointment took Hawthorne and family to Europe before returning to The Wayside in 1860. Hawthorne died on May 19, 1864, leaving behind his wife and their three children.
Much of Hawthorne's writing centers around New England and many feature moral allegories with a Puritan inspiration. His work is considered part of the Romantic movement and includes novels, short stories, and a biography of his friend, the United States President Franklin Pierce.
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