Selected Stories

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Dark, weird, psychologically complex, Hawthorne’s short fiction continues to fascinate readers. Brenda Wineapple has made a generous selection of Hawthorne’s stories, including some of his best-known tales as well as other, less-often anthologized gems. In her introduction, she explores a writer whose best stories, as Wineapple has elsewhere observed, “penetrate the secret horrors of ordinary life, those interstices in the general routine where suddenly something or someone ...

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Overview

Dark, weird, psychologically complex, Hawthorne’s short fiction continues to fascinate readers. Brenda Wineapple has made a generous selection of Hawthorne’s stories, including some of his best-known tales as well as other, less-often anthologized gems. In her introduction, she explores a writer whose best stories, as Wineapple has elsewhere observed, “penetrate the secret horrors of ordinary life, those interstices in the general routine where suddenly something or someone shifts out of place, changing everything.”

The John Harvard Library edition reproduces the authoritative texts of Hawthorne’s stories in The Centenary Edition of the Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780674050228
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2011
  • Series: John Harvard Library Series, #117
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 959,132
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Nathaniel Hawthorne
Brenda Wineapple is Director of the Leon Levy Center for Biography at the Graduate School, CUNY, and teaches in the MFA programs at the New School and Columbia University. Her books include White Heat: The Friendship of Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson and Hawthorne: A Life.
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    1. Date of Birth:
      July 4, 1804
    2. Place of Birth:
      Salem, Massachusetts
    1. Date of Death:
      May 19, 1864
    2. Place of Death:
      Plymouth, New Hampshire
    1. Education:
      Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, 1824

Table of Contents

Introduction Brenda Wineapple vii

Note on the Text xxiii

Chronology of Nathaniel Hawthorne's Life xxv

Selected Stories

The Hollow of the Three Hills 1

My Kinsman, Major Molineux 7

Roger Malvin's Burial 30

The Haunted Mind 54

Young Goodman Brown 60

Wakefield 76

The Ambitious Guest 87

The Devil in Manuscript 97

The Minister's Black Veil 106

Night Sketches 122

Old Esther Dudley 129

A Virtuoso's Collection 142

The Birth-mark 162

Egotism or the Bosom-Serpent 182

Earth's Holocaust 198

The Artist of the Beautiful 221

Rappaccini's Daughter 249

The Old Manse 285

Ethan Brand 316

Selected Bibliography 337

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