The Celestial Railroad

The Celestial Railroad

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by Nathaniel Hawthorne
     
 

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"Very probably! And what effect could be anticipated from such unsubstantial stuff?" cried Mr. Smooth-it-away. "You observe this convenient bridge. We obtained a sufficient foundation for it by throwing into the slough some editions of books of morality, volumes of French philosophy and German rationalism; tracts, sermons, and essays of modern clergymen; extracts from…  See more details below

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"Very probably! And what effect could be anticipated from such unsubstantial stuff?" cried Mr. Smooth-it-away. "You observe this convenient bridge. We obtained a sufficient foundation for it by throwing into the slough some editions of books of morality, volumes of French philosophy and German rationalism; tracts, sermons, and essays of modern clergymen; extracts from Plato, Confucius, and various Hindoo sages together with a few ingenious commentaries upon texts of Scripture,-all of which by some scientific process, have been converted into a mass like granite. The whole bog might be filled up with similar matter."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781484147429
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
04/17/2013
Pages:
26
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.05(d)

Meet the Author

Nathaniel Hawthorne was an American novelist and short story writer. His works featuring moral allegories with a Puritan inspiration. His fiction works are considered part of the Romantic movement and, more specifically,Dark romanticism. His themes often center on the inherent evil and sin of humanity, and his works often have moral messages and deep psychological complexity.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
July 4, 1804
Date of Death:
May 19, 1864
Place of Birth:
Salem, Massachusetts
Place of Death:
Plymouth, New Hampshire
Education:
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, 1824

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