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Publisher Comments:

Hawthorne's famous collection of tales — published originally in magazines and newspapers and then in two separate editions during Hawthorne's lifetime — includes many of his best stories, from "The Minister's Black Veil" and "Wakefield" to "Mr. Higginbotham's Catastrophe" and "The Lily's Quest." Animated, as Rosemary Mahoney writes in the Introduction, by "the struggle between chaos and order, animal impulse and the specter of eternal damnation, purity of action against the power of temptation and the fear of isolation," these stories — like all of Hawthorne's work — remain powerfully contemporary.

Synopsis:

Twice-Told tales, originally published in 1837 and revised and republished by Hawthorne in 1851 (the edition reproduced here), is the most famous collection of Hawthorne's stories. All of Hawthorne's great gifts - and the features that make him not only one of the greatest but one of the most contemporary American authors, are on full display here.

Table of Contents

Biographical Note
Introduction
Preface
The Gray Champion 3
Sunday at Home 11
The Wedding-Knell 17
The Minister's Black Veil 25
The May-Pole of Merry Mount 38
The Gentle Boy 49
Mr. Higginbotham's Catastrophe 78
Little Annie's Ramble 90
Wakefield 97
A Rill from the Town-Pump 106
The Great Carbuncle 112
The Prophetic Pictures 126
David Swan 139
Sights from a Steeple 145
The Hollow of the Three Hills 151
The Toll-Gatherer's Day 156
The Vision of the Fountain 162
Fancy's Show Box 168
Dr. Heidegger's Experiment 174
Legends of the Province-House: I. Howe's Masquerade 184
Legends of the Province-House: II. Edward Randolph's Portrait 198
Legends of the Province-House: III. Lady Eleanore's Mantle 210
Legends of the Province-House: IV. Old Esther Dudley 225
The Haunted Mind 236
The Village Uncle 241
The Ambitious Guest 252
The Sister Years 260
Snow-Flakes 267
The Seven Vagabonds 272
The White Old Maid 288
Peter Goldthwaite's Treasure 298
Chippings with a Chisel 317
The Shaker Bridal 327
Night Sketches 333
Endicott and the Red Cross 339
The Lily's Quest 346
Foot-prints on the Sea-shore 353
Edward Fane's Rosebud 363
The Threefold Destiny 370
Notes 379
Reading Group Guide 405
Note on the Text 406

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375757884
Introduction:
Mahoney, Rosemary
Publisher:
Modern Library
Introduction by:
Mahoney, Rosemary
Introduction:
Mahoney, Rosemary
Author:
Hawthorne, Nathaniel
Author:
Mahoney, Rosemary
Location:
New York
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
New england
Subject:
Historical fiction, American
Subject:
New England Social life and customs.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2001
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Classics
Series Volume:
00-07
Publication Date:
20011031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8 x 5.16 x 0.87 in 1 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Twice-Told tales, originally published in 1837 and revised and republished by Hawthorne in 1851 (the edition reproduced here), is the most famous collection of Hawthorne's stories. All of Hawthorne's great gifts - and the features that make him not only one of the greatest but one of the most contemporary American authors, are on full display here.
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