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Nathaniel Hawthornes Tales [EPUB] ✾ Nathaniel Hawthornes Tales ❃ Nathaniel Hawthorne – The Author on His Work contains the prefaces Hawthorne wrote for the three collections of tales published during his lifetime The Old Manse Twice Told Tales and The Snow Image Also included are pertin The Author on His Work contains the prefaces Hawthorne wrote for the three collections of tales published during his lifetime The Old Manse Twice Told Tales and The Snow Image Also included are pertinent selections from his American Notebooks and relevant letters to among others Sophia Peabody Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Nathaniel Hawthornes PDF or Margaret FullerCriticism offers important contemporary assessments of Hawthorne's tales by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Edgar Allan Poe Margaret Fuller new to the Second Edition James Russell Lowell Herman Melville and Henry James Modern criticism is well represented by twelve essays four of them new to the Second Edition on the tales' central issues Contributors include Jorge Louis Borges J Hillis Miller Judith Fetterley Nina Baym Leo Marx and Martin Bidney among othersA Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.

  • Paperback
  • 536 pages
  • Nathaniel Hawthornes Tales
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • English
  • 14 March 2014
  • 9780393935646

About the Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne was a th century American novelist and short story writer He is seen as a key figure in the development of American literature for his tales of the nation's colonial historyShortly after graduating from Bowdoin College Hathorne changed his name to Hawthorne Hawthorne anonymously published his first work a Nathaniel Hawthornes PDF or novel titled Fanshawe in In he published Twice Told T.

10 thoughts on “Nathaniel Hawthornes Tales

  1. Lindsay Lindsay says:

    Good Bless WW Norton This editions not only combines many of Hawthorne's shorts that are rarely anthologized but also provides several of Hawthorne's own prefaces a useful and entertaining addition And of course the critical materials are wonderful I appreciate the inclusion of Hawthorne's historical letters and reviews from the hand of Poe and James almost as much as Crew's contemporary article The Logic of Compulsion

  2. Daniel Daniel says:

    “The May Pole of Merry Mount” A historical allegory set in 17th century New England The story allegories a mythic pivotal point in American history when the character of the nation was yet to be decided The pagan revelers dancing around the May Pole Comus' Crew are brutally ousted by the grim Puritans whose stern religiosity extinguishes the joy of life; their version of the May Pole is the whipping post“Roger Malvin’s Burial” The story begins immediately after the Battle of Peuawket in 1725 when two men who have just returned from the battle Roger Malvin and Reuben Bourne are trying to get home through the woods Roger is badly injured and asks for Reuben to simply leave him there to die although he later asks that he come back to bury him Reuben agrees but when the latter returns home he is too conscience stricken to tell his fiancée Dorcas Roger's daughter that he left her father in the woods when he was still alive so he never returns to bury him Here we have another iteration of Hawthorne's secret sin narratives The guilt eats away at him for many years He eventually marries Dorcas and they have a son though they grow impoverished and are forced to live in the woods where out hunting one day he thinks he hears a deer and shoots it was his son instead He comes to the realization that he shot his son in the same spot where he left Roger Malvin so many years ago “The Minister’s Black Veil” 1832Also set in Puritan New England When the Minister shows up wearing a black veil on e day everyone in his congregation is deeply disturbed The story traces the villagers reactions to his awful veil which he reveals is a symbol of the secret sin that we all conceal beneath our exterior The veil is an outward manifestation of an inward impurity “My Kinsman Major Molineux” 1832A historical allegory about pre revolutionary America in the years leading up to 1776 It's set in the 1730s and centers on a British youth names Robin who arrives in Boston looking for his uncle Major Molineux to serve as a connection and help him find work Everywhere he inuires for his uncle he is spurned and dismissed In the end he finds his uncle being wheeled down the village suare after having been tarred and feathered Robing laughs An allegory of a changing America in which the British no longer hold sway The way to get ahead in this new country as Robin realizes at the end is to dissociate oneself from British authority not associate with it “Young Goodman Brown” 1835An allegory dream vision of the discovery of man's sinful nature Young Goodman Brown has a revelation in a dream in which he realizes how all of us conceal secret sins within our breasts; even our role models his catechism teacher and the minister are stained with sin In leaving behind Faith his wife and journeying through the Dark woods Young Goodman Brown and the uaint appellation is ironized within the context of the story goes deeper and deeper into a journey of discovery until he as a vision of all the villagers being baptized by the devil The story follows a haunting dream logic When he wakes up he can never be the same again He knows to much He sees men and women for their true sinful natures“Dr Heidegger’s Experiment” 1837When the old Dr Heidegger invites four of his friends to his study for an experiment involving a pitcher of water he had a friend retrieve for him from the Fountain of Youth in Florida things get strange They drink a glass and a process of rejuvenation begins; they become young and begin acting as foolishly as they did then The three men compete for the girl In their merriment the pitcher of water spills on the ground and they find they are grown old again They agree to journey to Florida to get some water from the fountain “The Ambitious Guest” 1841A traveler stops by an idyllic domestic cottage in the White Mountains of New Hampshire The house is a place of warmth family harmony and rustic simplicity The children play around the hearth etc while the grandmother knits in her rocker The stranger begins conversing with the family and he tells them that he plans to be someone great one day This gets everyone in the family thinking about what their respective greatest ambitious are A landslide above them begins to fall They seek refuge in a nearby dwelling but are crushed beneath the landslide Only the cottage stands The aspirational optimism the vanity on the stranger's part is suashed by the dark and sinister landslide which which gives rise to a series of haunting ironies about the nature of fate life death anonymity fame and human happiness “Rappaccini’s Daughter” 1844Set in Padua The young Giovanni falls in love with the daughter of Dr Rappaccini a botanist who keeps a carefully cultivated garden beside the lodgings Giovanni is living in All of the plants Giovanni realizes are poisonous and Beatrice the doctor's daughter has herself become poisonous through tending them Giovanni finds that he himself begins to grow poisonous after being in the garden too long He gets an antidote for Beatrice; she drinks it but she dies “The Birth Mark” 1843Aylmer adores his beautiful wife but cant stand the small red birthmark in the shape of a hand on her cheek The birth mark is hidden when she blushes but very apparent when her cheeks turn white The marks which he takes to be a mark of human imperfection the bloody hand of mortality claiming his otherwise perfect wife drives him mad and he devises a drink for his wife to drink that will expunge the mark She drinks it trusting him utterly with her life The mark goes away but she dies as a conseuence Aylmer destroys his wife Giorginanna in trying to perfect her

  3. Dylan Rock Dylan Rock says:

    A fantastic edition of Nathaniel Hawthorne work This edition in several essays which offer many different interpretations of the great writers work

  4. Kiah Kiah says:

    Confession I haven't read every story and essay in this collectionHowever I have read the majority and I must say that LOVE Hawthorne's short stories His grasp on human psychology is mind boggling I have truly come to appreciate his elevated language and old fashioned writing style even if it did take me a few stories before I could read him without much difficultyUltimately Hawthorne's stories make me think Really think About life God religion community guilt nature family isolation identity the list goes on He is a brilliant man a brilliant writer and his stories are a captivating read

  5. Kate Kate says:

    A mixed bag to be sure but when Hawthorne is at his best he can be uite disturbing and shocking He has a wonderful sense of the grotesue and most of his stories transcend the boundaries of classification I enjoyed these even than his novels

  6. Martin Mcgoey Martin Mcgoey says:

    Mostly great stories about Puritanism with a Gothic undertone throughout Hawthorne reads like a PG 13 version of Poe

  7. Joshy K Joshy K says:

    Hawthorne is a genius but it taKes reading beyond The Scarlet Letter to realize it

  8. ... ... says:

    I normally don’t write reviews of work I didn’t complete but as the work in uestion is a short story collection and the review in uestion is a capsule review I feel I can break the rule I absolutely love the Selected Writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne in part because these are the type of stories I’d love to write Each story is somewhat fantastical though this doesn’t prevent them from bringing up salient issues The themes often have to do with uestions of morality and humanity and I absolutely adore that Hawthorne was able to blend such interesting settings and premises with deep things Each story has many layers and prove an absolute joy to discuss and analyze Some of my favorites include “Roger Melvin’s Burial” “The Birthmark” “The Minister’s Black Veil” and “Earth’s Holocaust” Each absolutely left chills down my spine and I’m grateful that I got to read them in an environment where I was forced to reflect on them and what they said for they allow me to wrestle with uestions that I might not have otherwise I love the dismal tone of these stories creating an eerie mood I just can't state how much I appreciate this short story collection for they debunk the myth that deep powerful and important works need to be plotless and realistic One point of criticism is that the prose can be pretty dense You definitely have to be a bit of a patient reader to make sense of some of the stories; not because the plots are convoluted but because the writing isn’t the most straightforward If you’re a fan of dark fantasy and wish to engage in deep topics in a fantastic setting I wholeheartedly recommend you give this collection a read

  9. David Meditationseed David Meditationseed says:

    With engaging writing going through the supernatural and gothic world Hawthorne is one of the exponents of this style in the early half of the 18th century influencing many other writers who came after himYoung Master Brown for example how many movie scenes we see were possibly inspired by this tale written in 1835 in which the protagonist seeing the most ordinary people in society from pastors and priests to politicians to merchants from acuaintances to unknown pedestrians of a city watches them closely and realizes that they are devils or faithful of a satanic cult I remember for example The Devil's Advocate or a TV adaptation of an episode of GrimmIn this tale the characters' names are related to the symbolic a direct metaphor of the story itself as in American Gods by Neil Gaiman Here we find a woman named Faith and the protagonist GoodmanFrom the dark and mysterious adventure of a satanic cult without the certainty of that if it is a dream or reality and the participation in it of a kind of secret society with the most unlikely members the author points to two profound reflections the greater evil would be that which dwells within people? And guilt and obsession could intoxicate an individual's mind in a radical way until death?

  10. Dave Moyer Dave Moyer says:

    He is a bit much for me His style and era an really not for me

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