Hawthorne's Short Stories - Nathaniel Hawthorne (Paperback)

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Product Details

Barcode
9780307741219
Department
Books
Released
11 Jan 2011
Supply Source
USA

Book

Authors
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Newton Arvin (Editor)
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Random House Inc
Edition
Reprint
Series
Vintage Classics
Language
English
Number of Pages
422
Dimensions
210 x 140 x 32mm (338g)

Annotation

Presents a selection of twenty four of the author's most notable short stories, including "Young Goodman Brown," "Rappacini's daughter," and "The birthmark."

Summary

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.

Fiction

General Subject
Literature/Classics
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Classics
BISAC Subject 2
Fiction / Short Stories (single author)
BISAC Subject 3
Fiction / Literary
BIC Classification 1
Short stories
Academic Subject 1
Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864
Dewey Classification
813/.3

Author Bio

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. /i> b>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.