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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: 9781609420949
  • Publisher: International Alliance Pro-Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 10/7/2010
  • Pages: 142
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804–1864) was an American novelist and short-story writer. His most famous work, The Scarlet Letter, appeared in 1850 and is considered by many to be the first American psychological novel.

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 January 1, 2013

    Great

    Great book for kids and i love it and i am 10

    1 out of 1 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.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2014

    FeatherSun

    She pads in and runs to the place

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2014

    Goldenfur

    The gold tabby padded in

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2014

    ATENTION

    Sorry for intruding but my camp is being attacked please help! (fable haven res 1)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2014

    TO TE CREATOR OF THIS CLAN

    Do you live in Moses Lake? I used to live on Tanglewood Drive ...or Street...something. I have my hopes raised that you are one of my friends.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2014

    OmenDusk

    The renowned cat pads in, yawning silently.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2014

    FeatherFall

    "Result 15."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2014

    A cat

    Watches

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2014

    Eagle

    The bloodclan cat jumped into the clearing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2014

    Tigerstrike

    Im in bloodclan idiot!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2014

    Raize to River

    Its darerebel....i just changed mah name...-_-

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2014

    Vipor

    Pads in on bloodclans side.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2014

    Thistlefabg

    He smiled.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2014

    DarkShard

    He dipped his head to BriarStar

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2014

    Horsewing

    Comes back looking bored.

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