Tanglewood Tales

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TANGLEWOOD TALES uses the Greek classics as its source. Nathaniel Hawthorne has taken the most striking and exciting ones and adapted them for children. From the original stories he has selected episodes that illustrate conceptions held by the original authors. Titles include: "The Minotaur," "The Pygmies," "The Dragon's Teeth," "Circe's Palace," "The Pomegranate Seeds" and "The Golden Fleece."
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Overview

TANGLEWOOD TALES uses the Greek classics as its source. Nathaniel Hawthorne has taken the most striking and exciting ones and adapted them for children. From the original stories he has selected episodes that illustrate conceptions held by the original authors. Titles include: "The Minotaur," "The Pygmies," "The Dragon's Teeth," "Circe's Palace," "The Pomegranate Seeds" and "The Golden Fleece."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780554376363
  • Publisher: BiblioBazaar
  • Publication date: 8/18/2008
  • Pages: 188
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Nathaniel Hawthorne (born Nathaniel Hathorne; July 4, 1804 - May 19, 1864) was an American novelist and short story writer.
Nathaniel Hawthorne was born in 1804 in the city of Salem, Massachusetts to Nathaniel Hathorne and the former Elizabeth Clarke Manning. His ancestors include John Hathorne, the only judge involved in the Salem witch trials who never repented of his actions. Nathaniel later added a "w" to make his name "Hawthorne" in order to hide this relation. He entered Bowdoin College in 1821, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in 1824, and graduated in 1825. Hawthorne anonymously published his first work, a novel titled Fanshawe, in 1828. He published several short stories in various periodicals which he collected in 1837 as Twice-Told Tales. The next year, he became engaged to Sophia Peabody. He worked at a Custom Houseand joined Brook Farm, a transcendentalist 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 their return to The Wayside in 1860. Hawthorne died on May 19, 1864, and was survived by his wife and their three children.
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Biography

Nathaniel Hathorne, Jr., was born into an established New England puritan family on Independence Day, 1804, in Salem, Massachusetts. After the sudden death of his father, he and his mother and sisters moved in with his mother's family in Salem. Nathaniel's early education was informal; he was home-schooled by tutors until he enrolled in Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine.

Uninterested in conventional professions such as law, medicine, or the ministry, Nathaniel chose instead to rely "for support upon my pen." After graduation, he returned to his hometown, wrote short stories and sketches, and chanced the spelling of his surname to "Hawthorne." Hawthorne's coterie consisted of transcendentalist thinkers, including Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. Although he did not subscribe entirely to the group's philosophy, he lived for six months at Brook Farm, a cooperative living community the transcendentalists established in West Roxbury, Massachusetts.

On July 9, 1942, Hawthorne married a follower of Emerson, Sophia Peabody, with whom he had a daughter, Una, and a son, Julian. The couple purchased a mansion in Concord, Massachusetts, that previously had been occupied by author Louisa May Alcott. Frequently in financial difficulty, Hawthorne worked at the custom houses in Salem and Boston to support his family and his writing. His peaceful life was interrupted when his college friend, Franklin Pierce, now president of the United States, appointed him U.S. consul at Liverpool, England, where he served for four years.

The publication of The Scarlet Letter in 1850 changed the way society viewed Puritanism. Considered his masterpiece, the novel focuses on Hawthorne's recurrent themes of sin, guilt, and punishment. Some critics have attributed his sense of guilt to his ancestors' connection with the persecution of Quakers in seventeenth-century New England and their prominent role in the Salem witchcraft trials in the 1690s.

On May 19, 1864, Hawthorne died in Plymouth, New Hampshire, leaving behind several unfinished novels that were published posthumously. He is buried at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord, Massachusetts.

Author biography from the Barnes & Noble Classics edition of The Scarlet Letter.

Good To Know

Hawthorne's birth name was actually Nathaniel Hathorne. It's rumored that he added a "w" to avoid being associated with his Puritan grandfather, Judge Hathorne -- who presided over the Salem Witch Trials.

Among Hawthorne's peers at Maine's Bowdoin College: author Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Franklin Pierce, who would later become the country's 14th president.

In its first week of publication, The Scarlet Letter sold 4,000 copies.

Hawthorne died on May 19, 1864, at the Pemigewasset House in Plymouth, New Hampshire. Ironically, former president Franklin Pierce had advised him to go there for his health.

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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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2011

    Yawn....

    I cant even read it! Whats with the gibbberish? Glad it was free cuz this is a RIPOFF! Not even half a star i say! And um, Annabeth from Percy Jackson rocks!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2011

    Dumb

    Can not read

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 5, 2011

    Terrible

    It is too good to be true Go Annabeth from percy jackson Even less than 1 star

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 21, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Unreadable

    Gibberish

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 12, 2011

    no

    this book is unreadable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2014

    Dvgfc

    DON'T LIKE IT

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2013

    Some wonderful tales based on Greek myths.

    Some wonderful tales based on Greek myths.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2012

    Hawthorne is a great writer. This has some wonderful writing, ju

    Hawthorne is a great writer. This has some wonderful writing, just as good as The House of the Seven Gables.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2012

    A great writer! I loved this book.

    A great writer! I loved this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2012

    Boring the Prodlgy Serles is much better just go to amazon.com and cilck ln sherl webber

    Podigy Series

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2012

    Good

    It was awsome

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2012

    Love

    I love fables

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2012

    Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeas

    More reveiws i dont no

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  • Posted March 26, 2011

    great!

    Thank you Nathainial Hawthorne for making this book suitable for me. I went to Salem mass and saw your hotel, it's great. I hope I enjoy this book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2011

    Awsome!

    I loved it!

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