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Twice Told Tales

Twice Told Tales

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by Nathaniel Hawthorne
     
 

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Twice-Told Tales is a collection of thirty-six short stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Included are:
The Gray Champion
Sunday at Home
The Wedding-Knell
The Minister's Black Veil
The May-Pole of Merry Mount
The Gentle Boy
Mr. Higginbotham's Catastrophe
Little Annie's Ramble
Wakefield
A Rill from the Town-Pump
The Great

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Twice-Told Tales is a collection of thirty-six short stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Included are:
The Gray Champion
Sunday at Home
The Wedding-Knell
The Minister's Black Veil
The May-Pole of Merry Mount
The Gentle Boy
Mr. Higginbotham's Catastrophe
Little Annie's Ramble
Wakefield
A Rill from the Town-Pump
The Great Carbuncle
The Prophetic Pictures
David Swan
Sights from a Steeple
The Hollow of the Three Hills
The Toll-Gatherer's Day
The Vision of the Fountain
Fancy's Show Box
Dr. Heidegger's Experiment
Legends of the Province-House
Howe's Masquerade
Edward Randolph's Portrait
Lady Eleanore's Mantle
Old Esther Dudley
The Haunted Mind
The Village Uncle
The Ambitious Guest
The Sister Years
Snow-Flakes
The Seven Vagabonds
The White Old Maid
Peter Goldthwaite's Treasure
Chippings with a Chisel
The Shaker Bridal
Night Sketches
Endicott and the Red Cross
The Lily's Quest
Foot-prints on the Sea-shore
Edward Fane's Rosebud
The Threefold Destiny
Nathaniel Hawthorne was an American novelist writing centers on New England, many featuring moral allegories with a Puritan inspiration and centering on the inherent evil and sin of humanity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781775419822
Publisher:
The Floating Press
Publication date:
11/01/2010
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
491 KB

Meet the Author

Nathaniel Hawthorne was born Nathaniel Hathorne, on July 4, 1804, in Salem, Massachusetts. He was a descendent of John Hathorne, one of the judges in the Salem witch trials. Nathaniel added the "W" in his last name to hide the relationship.

Hawthorne's father died when he was four from yellow fever and the family moved in with his mother's relatives. He began writing when he was sixteen and reluctantly attended Bowdoin College in 1821 on his uncle's money. On the way there, he met future President Franklin Pierce and the two became close friends. Once at the school, he also met poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

In 1836, Nathaniel became the editor of a magazine. He married Sophia Peabody in 1842 and they moved to Concord, Massachusetts, neighboring with Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. They had a long an happy marriage and three children. In 1846, he was appointed to a government position, which did not allow him time to write, but lost his job after the election of 1848, giving him time to write "The Scarlet Letter," which was published in 1850.

After moving to Lenox. Massachusetts, he became friends with Herman Melville, who was writing "Moby Dick," dedicating the book to Hawthorne. It was here that he wrote "The House of Seven Gables." During the Civil War, he met with Abraham Lincoln in Washington, D. C. Nathaniel's health began to fail and Franklin Pierce took him on a vacation in hopes of making him better, but he died while on a tour of the White Mountains, in Plymouth, New Hampshire, on May 19, 1864, at the age of 59. He is buried on "Author's Ridge" in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.

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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AnaMardoll More than 1 year ago
Twice-Told Tales / 294-0-012-71015-4 I like Hawthorne well enough as a writer, and I love Hawthorne compared to his contemporaries, and this collection is a good example of his evolution as a writer. There are a lot of classics here, including "The Minister's Black Veil" and "Lady Eleanor's Mantle". ~ Ana Mardoll
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The tales awakened me from a sleep that had once been unchallenged by other books of my age or those of my fathers. To those who choose to read this book I can only say that with a need for life on parchment this will quickly if not instantly become one of if not entirely your favorite book.
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