Twice-Told Tales (Google eBook)

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Digireads.com Publishing, Jan 1, 2004 - Fiction
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"Twice-Told Tales" is one of Nathaniel Hawthorne's most loved collections of short stories. Presented here is the complete collection of tales which includes the following: The Gray Champion, Sunday at Home, The Wedding-Knell, The Minister's Black Veil, The Maypole of Merry Mount, The Gentle Boy, Mr. Higginbotham's Catastrophe, Little Annie's Ramble, Wakefield, A Rill From the Town Pump, The Great Carbuncle, The Prophetic Pictures, David Swan, Sights From a Steeple, The Hollow of the Three Hills, The Toll-Gatherer's Day, The Vision of the Fountain, Fancy's Show=Box, Dr. Heidegger's Experiement, Legends of the Province House: I.-Howe's Masquerade, II.-Edward Randolph's Portrait, III.-Lady Eleanore's Mantle, IV.-Old Esther Dudley, The Haunted Mind, The Village Uncle, The Ambitious Guest, The Sister-Years, Snowflakes, The Seven Vagabonds, The White Old Maid, Peter Goldthwaite's Treasure, Chippings with a Chisel, The Shaker Bridal, Night-Sketches, Endicott and the Red Cross, The Lily's Quest, Footprints on the Seashore, Edward Fane's Rosebud, and The Threefold Destiny.
  

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OMG, Hawthorne is really the writer who can cut in deeply. His writing is so emotional. I loved his Twice-Told Tales. He's become my "go to" author when I want to sink into another world. Many of his ... Read full review

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Hawthorne is a master of language. After reading all the stories and sketches in this massive collection, you should know that as a fact. If you get no other pleasure out of Hawthorne, then admiring ... Read full review

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Contents

THE GRAY CHAMPION
5
SUNDAY AT HOME
9
THE WEDDINGKNELL
13
THE MINISTERS BLACK VEIL
17
THE MAYPOLE OF MERRY MOUNT
25
THE GENTLE BOY
32
MR HIGGINBOTHAMS CATASTROPHE
50
LITTLE ANNIES RAMBLE
57
II EDWARD RANDOLPHS PORTRAIT
119
III LADY ELEANORES MANTLE
126
IV OLD ESTHER DUDLEY
135
THE HAUNTED MIND
141
THE VILLAGE UNCLE
144
THE AMBITIOUS GUEST
150
THE SISTERYEARS
155
SNOWFLAKES
159

WAKEFIELD
61
A RILL FROM THE TOWNPUMP
66
THE GREAT CARBUNCLE
69
THE PROPHETIC PICTURES
78
DAVID SWAN
86
SIGHTS FROM A STEEPLE
89
THE HOLLOW OF THE THREE HILLS
93
THE TOLLGATHERERS DAY
95
THE VISION OF THE FOUNTAIN
99
FANCYS SHOWBOX
102
DR HEIDEGGERS EXPERIMENT
105
I HOWES MASQUERADE
111
THE SEVEN VAGABONDS
162
THE WHITE OLD MAID
172
PETER GOLDTHWAITES TREASURE
178
CHIPPINGS WITH A CHISEL
189
THE SHAKER BRIDAL
195
NIGHTSKETCHES
198
ENDICOTT AND THE RED CROSS
202
THE LILYS QUEST
206
FOOTPRINTS ON THE SEASHORE
210
EDWARD FANES ROSEBUD
215
THE THREEFOLD DESTINY
219
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About the author (2004)

Nathaniel Hawthorne was born on July 4, 1804 in Salem, Massachusetts. When he was four years old, his father died. Years later, with financial help from his maternal relatives who recognized his literary talent, Hawthorne was able to enroll in Bowdoin College. Among his classmates were the important literary and political figures Horatio Bridge, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Franklin Pierce. These friends supplied Hawthorne with employment during the early years after graduation while Hawthorne was still establishing himself as a legitimate author. Hawthorne's first novel, Fanshawe, which he self-published in 1828, wasn't quite the success that he had hoped it would be. Not willing to give up, he began writing stories for Twice-Told Tales. These stories established Hawthorne as a leading writer. In 1842, Hawthorne moved to Concord, Massachusetts, where he wrote a number of tales, including "Rappaccini's Daughter" and "Young Goodman Brown," that were later published as Mosses from an Old Manse. The overall theme of Hawthorne's novels was a deep concern with ethical problems of sin, punishment, and atonement. No one novel demonstrated that more vividly than The Scarlet Letter. This tale about the adulterous Puritan Hester Prynne is regarded as Hawthorne's best work and is a classic of American literature. Other famous novels written by Hawthorne include The House of Seven Gables and The Blithedale Romance. In 1852, Hawthorne wrote a campaign biography of his college friend Franklin Pierce. After Pierce was elected as President of the United States, he rewarded Hawthorne with the Consulship at Liverpool, England. Hawthorne died in his sleep on May 19, 1864, while on a trip with Franklin Pierce.

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