The Great Stone Face

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Kessinger Publishing, 1992 - Fiction - 112 pages
8 Reviews
This is an easy to read story, suitable both for adults and children, about the psychological and mystical workings of the human mind.

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Review: The Great Stone Face: And Other Tales of the White Mountains

User Review  - Steve - Goodreads

Sometimes we don't see what is right in front of our faces. Of course, the ending of this book was literal. Ernest stood speaking at a point where everyone could see him upfront, and the Great Stone ... Read full review

Review: The Great Stone Face: And Other Tales of the White Mountains

User Review  - Sneh Pradhan - Goodreads

One of my favorite short stories as a child , the story very subtly delineates the nature of wisdom and worldly truths . Read full review

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About the author (1992)

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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