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Twice-Told Tales

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Reading Group Guide

FOR DISCUSSION

1. In a famous review of Twice-Told Tales published in 1842, another American writer who excelled at the short story?Edgar Allan Poe?wrote the following: ?We have always regarded the Tale (using this word in its popular acceptation) as affording the best prose opportunity for display of the highest talent. It has peculiar advantages which the novel does not admit. It is, of course, a far finer field than the essay. It has even points of superiority over the poem.? Using Poe?s insight as a point of departure, discuss the short story form, and how Hawthorne makes use of it.

2. Which stories in this collection do you find most compelling, and why?

3. Discuss the figure of the Minister in ?The Minister?s Black Veil,? one of Hawthorne?s most famous and enigmatic stories. What might account for his strange decision regarding the veil?

4. In the story of the same name, discuss Wakefield?s decision to leave home. Why do you think this premise appealed to Hawthorne? How might we account for Wakefield?s decision?

5. What is ?Mr. Heidegger?s Experiment?? Is it successful? Is there a moral to this story?

6. What themes would you say run through Hawthorne?s stories? What preoccupations or issues unify his work?

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375757884
Introduction:
Mahoney, Rosemary
Publisher:
Modern Library
Introduction by:
Mahoney, Rosemary
Introduction:
Mahoney, Rosemary
Author:
Mahoney, Rosemary
Author:
Hawthorne, Nathaniel
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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