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"Wakefield" is a short story by Nathaniel Hawthorne, published in 1835.
How is it possible for a person to be swallowed up so completely by a big city that he is able to live undetected for twenty years within one block of his wife's residence and never bump into any of the friends who believe him to be dead?
That he would wish to do it at all is strange enough, but the fact that this story is regarded as one of Hawthorne's finest creations shows that many readers are able to identify with Wakefield....
Wakefield is not only a psychological study but also a sociological study.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781977545565
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/21/2017
Pages: 26
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Nathaniel Hawthorne was an early American novelist and short story writer whose most renowned works include The House of the Seven Gables and The Scarlet Letter. Ana Juan is an illustrator who has contributed to the New Yorker. She is the author of the children’s books Circus, Comenoches, and Snowhite.

Date of Birth:

July 4, 1804

Date of Death:

May 19, 1864

Place of Birth:

Salem, Massachusetts

Place of Death:

Plymouth, New Hampshire


Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, 1824

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