A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys (Illustrated)

A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys (Illustrated)

by Nathaniel Hawthorne
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A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys (Illustrated) by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Hawthorne's gentle, charming collection of classic myths retold for the children of his day is a neglected classic. Addressing the reader in personable Victorian fashion, his prose is clear and beautiful. But Hawthorne is also equal to the task of less genteel, more vigorous images. Adding to the pleasure of these retold tales is the gorgeous art of Arthur Rackham, both in black-and-white drawings and full-color plates, which captures the unearthly beauty and the unexpectedly surprising humor of Hawthorne's work. Highly recommended!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781482038491
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication date: 01/30/2014
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.29(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) was born in Salem, Massachusetts, and made his ambition to be a writer while still a teenager. He graduated from Bowdoin College in Maine, where the poet Longfellow was also a student, and spent several years travelling in New England and writing short stories before his best-known novel The Scarlet Letter was published in 1850. His writing was not at first financially rewarding and he worked as measurer and surveyor in the Boston and Salem Custom Houses. In 1853 he was sent to Liverpool as American consul and then lived in Italy before returning to the US in 1860, where he died in his sleep four years later.

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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A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Arman Singh More than 1 year ago
This book is about greek legends. It includes all stories eith greek mythology, such as Hercules, Hermes, Atlasl Pandora's box, etc. I enjoyed this book because i enjoy greek mythology.
ChrisJohns More than 1 year ago
A beautiful adaptation of Greek legends for kids.
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Nicole Hoffman More than 1 year ago
I could not get this to download on my nook. Its a shame, I really enjoy greek myths.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My friend lent this to me on my nook
juan velazquez More than 1 year ago
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Janet Stocker More than 1 year ago
Sorry