Tales and sketches Volume 16 by Nathaniel HawthorneTales and sketches Volume 16 by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Tales and sketches Volume 16

byNathaniel Hawthorne

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ... INTRODUCTORY NOTE Fanshawe was published in 1828 by Marsh & Capen, Boston. It bore on the title-page a motto from Southey," Wilt thou go with me?" a curiously appropriate motto for all of Hawthorne's writings; for it has a wistful, mournful cadence, and its invitation is like a beckoning hand. Surely Hawthorne in his novels and tales seemed always asking his readers if they would accompany him on those strange journeys which he took through the uncertain ways of the human soul. The book had no author's name, and it appears to have made no impression on the public. Hawthorne had been three years out of college, and this was his first venture. It had, as is so often the case, the marks of that period of imaginative activity which falls to a young collegian. Too little familiar with the great world to move with ease in its ways, the student recurs to his college world, and makes that the scene of his fancied adventures, and yet instinctively perceives that the items which make up the incidents of a student's life are foreign from the purposes of romance. Hawthorne quickly recognized the futility of his story, and when it failed, as it did almost from the beginning, he made an effort to call in all the copies that were within reach and to destroy them. He made his sister and his most intimate friend give up their copies to be burned, and he never referred to the misadventure. A dozen years after his death a copy was found by his family and reissued. Of the other tales and sketches in this volume little needs to be said. "The Antique Ring," "An Old Woman's Tale," and "Alice Doane's Appeal" are from the earlier Riverside Edition, having been collected from the periodicals in which they first appeared. "The Ghost of Doctor Harris" was first...

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Title:Tales and sketches Volume 16Format:PaperbackDimensions:82 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:May 5, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217750060

ISBN - 13:9780217750066

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