The Collected Supernatural And Weird Fiction Of Nathaniel Hawthorne: Volume 3-Including One Novel 'The Scarlet Letter, ' One Novelette 'The Gentle Boy

December 12, 2011|
The Collected Supernatural And Weird Fiction Of Nathaniel Hawthorne: Volume 3-Including One Novel 'The Scarlet Letter, ' One Novelette 'The Gentle Boy by NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE
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Volume three of four in this collection of Hawthorne's strange and unsettling tales

Nathaniel Hawthorne was one of the earliest admired American novelists and short story writers. Born in Salem, Massachusetts, his origins ever influenced his work. His tales were invariably set in New England, were darkly romantic and were often concerned with the occult and witches and their works in particular. Indeed, one of Hawthorne's ancestors actually sat as a judge during the famous Salem Witch Trials, so the author's inspiration could barely have stronger foundations. Predictably Hawthorne's stories contain puritanical messages on the themes of sin, guilt and fundamental evil which go well with stories that contain uncanny and, sometimes, almost surreal elements. Although Hawthorne was decidedly popular with readers opinions about his work was sharply divided among his peers. Poe was a particularly harsh critic. Nevertheless, more recent analysis has suggested that he remains-possibly-America's greatest novelist, challenged only by Henry James and William Faulkner. This Leonaur collection of four volumes has gathered together Hawthorne's tales which contain elements of the weird and bizarre. It contains very well known works and those that may be less familiar.
The penultimate volume of this special Leonaur collection features what is possibly Hawthorne's most famous novel 'The Scarlet Letter' and the novelette 'The Gentle Boy.' It also includes no less than twenty seven short stories including 'The Minister's Black Veil,' 'The Ghost of Dr.Harris,' 'The Antique Ring,' 'Night Sketches,' 'Sights from a Steeple,' 'An Old Woman's Tale,' 'The Haunted Quack,' 'Roger Malvin's Burial,' 'The Birthmark,' 'Wakefield' and others.
Leonaur editions are newly typeset and are not facsimiles; each title is available in softcover and hardback with dustjacket.
Title:The Collected Supernatural And Weird Fiction Of Nathaniel Hawthorne: Volume 3-Including One Novel '...Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:540 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 1.2 inShipping dimensions:540 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 1.2 inPublished:December 12, 2011Publisher:OakpastLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0857068040

ISBN - 13:9780857068040

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