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Hawthorne's Short Stories (Vintage Classics)

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Twenty-four of the best short stories by one of the early masters of the form, in the definitive collection edited by acclaimed scholar Newton Arvin.

Nathaniel Hawthorne was one of the greatest American writers of the nineteenth century, and some of his most powerful work was in the form of fable-like tales that make rich use of allegory and symbolism. The dark beauty and moral force of his imagination are evident in such enduring masterpieces as "Young Goodman Brown," in which a young man who believes he has witnessed a satanic initiation can never see his pious neighbors the same way again; “Rappaccini's Daughter," about a lovely young girl who has been raised in isolation among dangerous poisons; and "The Birthmark," in which a scientist obsessed with perfection destroys the flaw that makes his otherwise flawless wife both beautiful and human.

Synopsis:

Here are the best of Hawthorne's short stories. There are twenty-four of them — not only the most familiar, but also many that are virtually unknown to the average reader. The selection was made by Professor Newton Arvin of Smith College, a recognized authority on Hawthorne and a distinguished literary critic as well. His fine introduction admirably interprets Hawthorne's mind and art.

About the Author

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1805-64) was an American novelist and short-story writer. He was born in Salem, Massachusetts, and graduated from Bowdoin College. His first novel, Fanshawe, was published anonymously in 1828, followed by several collections of short stories, including Twice-Told Tales and Mosses from an Old Manse. His later novels include The Scarlet Letter, The House of Seven Gables, The Blithedale Romance, and The Marble Faun.

Newton Arvin (1900-63) was a literary critic and professor at Smith College known for his influential writings about nineteenth-century American literature. He is the author of biographies of Nathaniel Hawthorne and Walt Whitman, and his biography of Herman Melville won the National Book Award in 1951.

Table of Contents

Twice-Told Tales

The Gray Champion

The Minister's Black Veil

The May-Pole of Merry Mount

The Gentle Boy

Wakefield

The Great Carbuncle

The Prophetic Pictures

Dr. Heidegger's Experiment

Lady Eleanore's Mantle

Old Esther Dudley

The Ambitious Guest

The White Old Maid

Peter Goldthwaite's Treasure

Endicott and the Red Cross

Mosses from an Old Manse

The Birthmark

Young Goodman Brown

Rappaccini's Daughter

The Celestial Railroad

Feathertop: A Moralized Legend

Egotism; Or, the Bosom Serpent

The Christmas Banquet

Drowne's Wooden Image

Earth's Holocaust

The Artist of the Beautiful

The Snow Image

The Great Stone Face

Ethan Brand

The Wives of the Dead

Tales and Sketches

The Antique Ring

Alice Doane's Appeal

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307741219
Author:
Hawthorne, Nathaniel
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Classics
Publication Date:
20110131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 1 in .7494 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Here are the best of Hawthorne's short stories. There are twenty-four of them — not only the most familiar, but also many that are virtually unknown to the average reader. The selection was made by Professor Newton Arvin of Smith College, a recognized authority on Hawthorne and a distinguished literary critic as well. His fine introduction admirably interprets Hawthorne's mind and art.
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