Young Goodman Brown and Other Tales
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  • Young Goodman Brown and Other Tales

Young Goodman Brown and Other Tales

by Nathaniel Hawthorne
     
 

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Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-64), author of The Scarlet Letter, is one of the greatest American writers and an early master of the short story. This selection of twenty of Hawthorne's most important tales begins with 'The Gentle Boy', published in 1832, and concludes with 'Ethan Brand', which first appeared in 1850. Rich in allegory and imaginative symbolism, the tales…  See more details below

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Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-64), author of The Scarlet Letter, is one of the greatest American writers and an early master of the short story. This selection of twenty of Hawthorne's most important tales begins with 'The Gentle Boy', published in 1832, and concludes with 'Ethan Brand', which first appeared in 1850. Rich in allegory and imaginative symbolism, the tales illustrate the development of Hawthorne's preoccupations with the themes of guilt and secrecy, intellectual and moral pride, with the aesthetic representation of the supernatural, and with the decadence (as he perceived it) of New England Puritanism. This edition notes all the significant textual changes made by the author to the tales, and provides detailed explanatory notes on Hawthorne's sources and allusions, taking into account all recent Hawthorne scholarship.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192836007
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/1999
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Series
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 5.10(h) x 0.70(d)

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