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By: Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne The Scarlet Letter

A beautiful woman who is punished for the mortal sin of loving a man other than her husband, a cowardly lover, a vengeful husband, a rebellious illegitimate child and the oppressive and patriarchal morality of 17th century Puritanism in Boston. Together these form an unforgettable and thought-provoking glimpse of how much social attitudes have changed over the centuries. Nathaniel Hawthorne was the creator of such beloved works as Twice-Told Tales, A Wonder Book for Boys and Girls, The House of the Seven Gables and spine-chilling tales like Roger Malvin's Burial...

Tanglewood Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne Tanglewood Tales

A sequel to Nathaniel Hawthorne's earlier volume of Greek mythology interpreted and retold for young people, Tanglewood Tales includes more legends and tales of ancient heroes and monsters. In his earlier book, A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys, Hawthorne had designed the book to be a book within a book. A young college student keeps a group of young children entertained by retelling Greek myths in a way in which they can easily understand. Nathaniel Hawthorne also wrote a brief introduction to Tanglewood Tales, entitled The Wayside...

The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne The House of the Seven Gables

“The wrongdoing of one generation lives into the successive ones and… becomes a pure and uncontrollable mischief.” Hawthorne’s moral for “The House of the Seven Gables,” taken from the Preface, accurately presages his story. The full weight of the gloomy mansion of the title seems to sit on the fortunes of the Pyncheon family. An ancestor took advantage of the Salem witch trials to wrest away the land whereon the house would be raised… but the land’s owner, about to be executed as a wizard, cursed the Pyncheon family until such time as they should make restitution...

Book cover Rappaccini's Daughter

The story is set in Padua in a distant, but unspecified past. From his quarters, Giovanni, a young student of letters, observes Beatrice, the beautiful daughter of Dr. Rappaccini, a scientist working in isolation. Beatrice is confined to the lush and locked gardens filled with poisonous plants by her father. Having fallen in love, Giovanni enters the garden and meets with Beatrice a number of times regardless of the warning of his mentor, Professor Baglioni, that Rappaccini is up to no good and he and his work should be avoided.

The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne The Blithedale Romance

The Blithedale Romance is the story of four principal characters who work with -- and sometimes against -- each other on Blithedale, a communal farm antecedent to those that sprang up later in the 1960s, and similar to one on which Hawthorne himself lived in 1841. These communes arose out of the pressures on society and the individual brought by the Industrial Revolution. Some were organized around religious philosophies, some were secular. Among the secularists, the Transcendental movement mentioned in the novel espoused the idea that the individual's intuition, rather than religious dogma, was the true path to spiritual enlightenment...

The Great Stone Face and Other Tales of the White Mountains by Nathaniel Hawthorne The Great Stone Face and Other Tales of the White Mountains

A collection of four short stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne, the common theme of which is New Hampshire's White Mountains. Consists of: The Great Stone Face, written in 1850 and revolves around the 'Old Man of the Mountain (Cannon Mtn.) in New Hampshire which sadly collapsed on May 3, 2003; The Ambitious Guest, written in 1835; The Great Carbuncle, written in 1837; and Sketches From Memory, written sometime prior to The Great Carbuncle as will become obvious.

The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne The Marble Faun

The Marble Faun is Hawthorne's most unusual romance. Writing on the eve of the American Civil War, Hawthorne set his story in a fantastical Italy. The romance mixes elements of a fable, pastoral, gothic novel, and travel guide. In the spring of 1858, Hawthorne was inspired to write his romance when he saw the Faun of Praxiteles in a Roman sculpture gallery. The theme, characteristic of Hawthorne, is guilt and the Fall of Man. The four main characters are Miriam, a beautiful painter who is compared...

Book cover The Great English Short-Story Writers, Volume 1
Book cover Twice Told Tales

Twice-Told Tales is a short story collection in two volumes by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The first was published in the spring of 1837, and the second in 1842. The stories had all been previously published in magazines and annuals, hence the name. (Introduction by Wikipedia)

Mosses from an Old Manse by Nathaniel Hawthorne Mosses from an Old Manse

"Mosses from an Old Manse" is a short story collection by Nathaniel Hawthorne, first published in 1846. The collection includes several previously-published short stories and is named in honor of The Old Manse where Hawthorne and his wife lived for the first three years of their marriage. A second edition was published in 1854, which added "Feathertop," "Passages from a Relinquished Work, and "Sketches from Memory."Many of the tales collected in "Mosses from an Old Manse" are allegories and, typical of Hawthorne, focus on the negative side of human nature...

Book cover Our Old Home

These essays, based on Hawthorne’s stay in England from 1853 to 1857 as American Consul in Liverpool, were first published in the form of a series of travel articles for The Atlantic Monthly.In these writings, he displays his humor, his empathetic nature, his pride in his country, and sometimes his sharp judgment of others. He shares with us the difficulties of being a consul in the 1850’s, takes us on a tour with him through rural England and Scotland, shows us the splendors of London, and the horrors of the poverty that so many suffered. (Introduction by Margaret)

Book cover Mosses from an Old Manse and other stories
La letra escarlata novela escrita en inglés by Nathaniel Hawthorne (Spanish) La letra escarlata novela escrita en inglés
Book cover From Twice Told Tales
Book cover True Stories from History and Biography

In writing this ponderous tome, the author's desire has been to describe the eminent characters and remarkable events of our annals, in such a form and style, that the YOUNG might make acquaintance with them of their own accord. For this purpose, while ostensibly relating the adventures of a Chair, he has endeavored to keep a distinct and unbroken thread of authentic history. The Chair is made to pass from one to another of those personages, of whom he thought it most desirable for the young reader to have vivid and familiar ideas, and whose lives and actions would best enable him to give picturesque sketches of the times...

Wonder Book for Girls and Boys by Nathaniel Hawthorne Wonder Book for Girls and Boys

A Yankee student stays at a country house called Tanglewood during a golden New England fall. Also at the house are about a dozen children: younger cousins of the student and their friends of varying ages. The student, as much to amuse himself as to amuse the children, organises games and activities and tells stories. And the stories he tells are wild and fantastic. When his store of fairy tales and folk legends is exhausted he hits on the idea of retelling Greek Myths in his own style.We visit Tanglewood...

Book cover The Snow Image and other stories
Book cover John Inglefield's Thanksgiving (From: "The Snow Image and Other Twice-Told Tales")
Book cover Grandfather's Chair
Book cover The Snow-Image A Childish Miracle
A Wonder Book and Tanglewood Tales For girls and boys by Nathaniel Hawthorne A Wonder Book and Tanglewood Tales For girls and boys
Book cover The Three Golden Apples (From: "A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys")
Book cover Earth's Holocaust (From "Mosses from an Old Manse")
Book cover Passages from the American Notebooks, Volume 1
Book cover Fanshawe
Book cover The Old Manse (From "Mosses from an Old Manse")
Book cover The Wives of the Dead (From: "The Snow Image and Other Twice-Told Tales")
Book cover The Paradise of Children (From: "A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys")
Book cover The Christmas Banquet (From "Mosses from an Old Manse")
Book cover The Gorgon's Head (From: "A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys")
Book cover Beneath an Umbrella (From "Twice Told Tales")
Book cover Doctor Grimshawe's Secret — a Romance
Book cover Septimius Felton, or, the Elixir of Life
Book cover Sketches and Studies
Book cover The Haunted Mind (From "Twice Told Tales")
Book cover The Dolliver Romance
Book cover Main Street (From: "The Snow Image and Other Twice-Told Tales")
Book cover Passages from the English Notebooks
Book cover Buds and Bird Voices (From "Mosses from an Old Manse")
Book cover The Man of Adamant (From: "The Snow Image and Other Twice-Told Tales")
Book cover A Bell's Biography
Book cover The Miraculous Pitcher (From: "A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys")
Book cover The New Adam and Eve (From "Mosses from an Old Manse")
Book cover Browne's Folly (From: "The Doliver Romance and Other Pieces: Tales and Sketches")
Book cover Biographical Stories (From: "True Stories of History and Biography")
Book cover (Esperanto) Tri Noveloj
Book cover Sunday at Home (From "Twice Told Tales")
Book cover The Prophetic Pictures (From "Twice Told Tales")
Book cover Snow Flakes (From "Twice Told Tales")
Book cover Passages from the French and Italian Notebooks
Book cover The Hall of Fantasy (From "Mosses from an Old Manse")
Book cover A Virtuoso's Collection (From "Mosses from an Old Manse")
Book cover Fragments from the Journal of a Solitary Man (From: "The Doliver Romance and Other Pieces: Tales and Sketches")
Book cover Little Annie's Ramble (From "Twice Told Tales")
Book cover Footprints on the Sea-Shore (From "Twice Told Tales")
Book cover Biographical Sketches (From: "Fanshawe and Other Pieces")
Book cover Passages from the American Notebooks, Volume 2.
Book cover The Seven Vagabonds (From "Twice Told Tales")
Book cover The Lily's Quest (From "Twice Told Tales")
Book cover P.'s Correspondence (From "Mosses from an Old Manse")
Book cover Little Daffydowndilly (From: "The Snow Image and Other Twice-Told Tales")
Book cover A Book of Autographs
Book cover The Vision of the Fountain (From "Twice Told Tales")
Book cover Fancy's Show-Box (From "Twice Told Tales")
Book cover The Village Uncle (From "Twice Told Tales")
Book cover The White Old Maid (From "Twice Told Tales")
Book cover Chippings with a Chisel (From "Twice Told Tales")
Book cover A Select Party
Book cover Old Ticonderoga, a Picture of the Past (From: "The Snow Image and Other Twice-Told Tales")
Book cover A Rill from the Town Pump
Book cover Sights from a Steeple (From "Twice Told Tales")
Book cover The Sister Years (From "Twice Told Tales")
Book cover Edward Fane's Rosebud (From "Twice Told Tales")
Book cover The Threefold Destiny (From "Twice Told Tales")
Book cover The Ancestral Footstep (fragment) Outlines of an English Romance
Book cover The Toll Gatherer's Day (From "Twice Told Tales")
Book cover Fire Worship (From "Mosses from an Old Manse")
Book cover The Old Apple Dealer (From "Mosses from an Old Manse")
Book cover Sylph Etherege (From: "The Snow Image and Other Twice-Told Tales")
Book cover Old News (From: "The Snow Image and Other Twice-Told Tales")
Book cover Other Tales and Sketches (From: "The Doliver Romance and Other Pieces: Tales and Sketches")
Book cover Dr. Bullivant (From: "The Doliver Romance and Other Pieces: Tales and Sketches")
Book cover The Intelligence Office (From "Mosses from an Old Manse")
Book cover Passages from a Relinquished Work (From "Mosses from an Old Manse")
Book cover Sketches from Memory (From "Mosses from an Old Manse")
Book cover Monsieur du Miroir (From "Mosses from an Old Manse")
Book cover An Old Woman's Tale (From: "The Doliver Romance and Other Pieces: Tales and Sketches")
Book cover Sketches from Memory (From: "The Doliver Romance and Other Pieces: Tales and Sketches")
Book cover Time's Portraiture (From: "The Doliver Romance and Other Pieces: Tales and Sketches")
Book cover Scarlet Letter (version 2)

This book tells the story of Hester Prynne, a young woman who conceives a child while her husband is missing at sea. The Puritan Elders of the New England settlement of Boston, where she lives, condemn her to wear a scarlet letter A to signify her adultery. She refuses to name her lover, and he too keeps his silence, but with a terrible cost. The tale is prefaced with an account of the Salem Custom-house where Nathaniel Hawthorne was working when he began writing The Scarlet Letter.

Book cover (German) Totenhochzeit

Vier Erzählungen von einem Meister unheimlicher Literatur. Zusammen mit Hermann Melville und Edgar Allan Poe zählt Hawthorne zur 'dunklen' amerikanischen Romantik. 'Moby Dick' von Hermann Melville ist Nathaniel Hawthorn gewidmet. (Quelle: Wikipedia)

Book cover (Dutch) scharlaken letter

Het werk is een tafereel van het booze in den mensch. Er treden weinig personen in op, maar toch is er handeling genoeg. De hoofdpersoon is eene gevallene, beklagenswaardige vrouw. Het eerst zien wij haar op 't schavot, om haar vergrijp ten toon gesteld. Zij staat daar voor 't oog der menigte met eene zuigeling, de vrucht van verboden hartstogt, op den arm, en eene scharlaken schandletter a, (adultère) op de borst; gedoemd om dat eerloos merk tot aan haren dood te dragen.. Vaderlandsche Letteroefeningen. P. Ellerman, Amsterdam 1854


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