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Tanglewood Tales

Tanglewood Tales

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Tanglewood Tales
by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Tanglewood Tales (1853) is a book by American author Nathaniel Hawthorne, a sequel to A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys. It is a re-writing of some of the most famous of the ancient Greek myths in a volume for children.

The book covers the myths of:

-Theseus and the Minotaur
-Antaeus and the

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Tanglewood Tales
by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Tanglewood Tales (1853) is a book by American author Nathaniel Hawthorne, a sequel to A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys. It is a re-writing of some of the most famous of the ancient Greek myths in a volume for children.

The book covers the myths of:

-Theseus and the Minotaur
-Antaeus and the Pygmies
-Dragon's Teeth
-Circe's Palace
-Proserpina, Ceres, Pluto, and the Pomegranate Seed
-Jason and the Golden Fleece

In addition there is an opening introduction, titled "The Wayside", in reference to The Wayside in Concord, Massachusetts, where Hawthorne lived from 1852 until his death and presumably where he was when he wrote the introduction. Hawthorne recounts a visit from his young friend Eustace Bright, who requested a sequel to Wonder Book, thus explaining the origin of Tales. Although Hawthorne informs us in the introduction that these stories were also later retold by Cousin Eustace, the frame stories of A Wonder-Book have been abandoned.

Hawthorne wrote the book while renting a small cottage in the Berkshires, a sort of inland Newport, Rhode Island for the wealthy industrialists of the Gilded Age. The owner of the cottage, a railroad baron, renamed the cottage "Tanglewood" in honor of the book written there. Later, a nearby mansion was renamed Tanglewood and hosted concerts which continue to this day.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012423672
Publisher:
Apps Publisher
Publication date:
04/21/2011
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

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