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The Portable Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne


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PUBLISHED: 31st December 2005
ISBN: 9780143039280
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The Portable Hawthorne includes writings from each major stage in the career of Nathaniel Hawthorne: a number of his most intriguing early tales, all of "The Scarlet Letter," excerpts from his three subsequently published romancesa"The House of Seven Gables, The Blithedale Romance," and "The Marble Faunaas well as passages from his European journals and a sampling of his last, unfinished works. The editoras introduction and head notes trace the evolution of Hawthorneas writing over the course of his long career: from the tales, to their apotheosis in "The Scarlet Letter," through his popular romances, to his private journals and frustrated attempts at another romance. Readers looking for a critical vantage point from which to see Hawthorne wholeahis artistic rise, triumph, and sad declineacan find it in this collection.
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  • Paperback
    $38.27
PUBLISHED: 31st December 2005
ISBN: 9780143039280
ANNOTATION:
The Portable Hawthorne includes writings from each major stage in the career of Nathaniel Hawthorne: a number of his most intriguing early tales, all of "The Scarlet Letter," excerpts from his three subsequently published romancesa"The House of Seven Gables, The Blithedale Romance," and "The Marble Faunaas well as passages from his European journals and a sampling of his last, unfinished works. The editoras introduction and head notes trace the evolution of Hawthorneas writing over the course of his long career: from the tales, to their apotheosis in "The Scarlet Letter," through his popular romances, to his private journals and frustrated attempts at another romance. Readers looking for a critical vantage point from which to see Hawthorne wholeahis artistic rise, triumph, and sad declineacan find it in this collection.

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The Portable Hawthorne includes writings from each major stage in the career of Nathaniel Hawthorne: a number of his most intriguing early tales, all of "The Scarlet Letter," excerpts from his three subsequently published romancesa"The House of Seven Gables, The Blithedale Romance," and "The Marble Faunaas well as passages from his European journals and a sampling of his last, unfinished works. The editoras introduction and head notes trace the evolution of Hawthorneas writing over the course of his long career: from the tales, to their apotheosis in "The Scarlet Letter," through his popular romances, to his private journals and frustrated attempts at another romance. Readers looking for a critical vantage point from which to see Hawthorne wholeahis artistic rise, triumph, and sad declineacan find it in this collection.

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A representative selection of writings from the work of a great American artist

The Portable Hawthorne includes writings from each major stage in the career of Nathaniel Hawthorne- a number of his most intriguing early tales, all of The Scarlet Letter, excerpts from his three subsequently published romances-The House of Seven Gables, The Blithedale Romance, and The Marble Faun-as well as passages from his European journals and a sampling of his last, unfinished works. The editor's introduction and head notes trace the evolution of Hawthorne's writing over the course of his long career- from the tales, to their apotheosis in The Scarlet Letter, through his popular romances, to his private journals and frustrated attempts at another romance. Readers looking for a critical vantage point from which to see Hawthorne whole-his artistic rise, triumph, and sad decline-can find it in this collection.

Author Biography

Date- 2013-08-06 Nathaniel Hawthorne was born on 4th July 1804 in Salem, Massachusetts. One of his descendants was John Hathorne who presided over the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. Hawthorne's father died when he was four years old. He was educated at Bowdoin College where he became friends with the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. He published his first novel, Fanshawe in 1828 and after this his stories began to appear in periodicals. He in 1842 and he and his wife Sophia went on to have three children. He published his most famous work, The Scarlet Letter, in 1850, and in that same year he became friends with the novelist Herman Melville. Melville later dedicated Moby Dick to Hawthorne. Between 1853 and 1860 he lived in Liverpool in England while he was working as an American consul, and then in Italy, before returning to his home in Concord, Massachusetts. Nathaniel Hawthorne died on 19th May 1864.

Nathaniel Hawthorne was born on July 4, 1804, in Salem, Massachusetts, the son and grandson of proud New England seafarers. He lived in genteel poverty with his widowed mother and two young sisters in a house filled with Puritan ideals and family pride in a prosperous past. His boyhood was, in most respects, pleasant and normal. In 1825 he was graduated from Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, and he returned to Salem determined to become a writer of sh

Table of Contents

The Portable HawthorneIntroduction Chronology I. The Tales (1830-1852) Editor's Note My Kinsman, Mayor Molineux Roger Malvin's Burial Young Goodman Brown The Minister's Black Veil The Man of Adamant The Birth-Mark Rappaccini's Daughter Prefaces from "The Old Manse" to Twice-told Tales to The Snow-Image II. The Scarlet Letter (1850) Editor's Note III. The Published Romances (1851-1860) Editor's Note from The House of the Seven Gables from The Blithedale Romance from The Marble Faun IV. The European Journals (1853-1860) Editor's Note from the English, French, and Italian Journals V. The Last Years (1861-1864) Editor's Note Passages from the letters and the Unfinished Romances Suggestions for Further Reading

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Table of Contents Title Page Copyright Page Introduction I - THE TALES 1830-1852 EDITOR''S NOTE MY KINSMAN, MAJOR MOLINEUX 1832 ROGER MALVIN''S BURIAL 1832 YOUNG GOODMAN BROWN 1835 THE MINISTER''S BLACK VEIL - A PARABLE 1836 THE MAN OF ADAMANT - AN APOLOGUE 1837 THE BIRTH-MARK 1843 RAPPACCINI''S DAUGHTER - FROM THE WRITINGS OF AUB

Product Details

Author
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Short Title
PORTABLE HAWTHORNE
Pages
439
Publisher
Penguin Books
Language
English
ISBN-10
0143039288
ISBN-13
9780143039280
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Year
2005
Publication Date
2005-12-31
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Residence
Salem, MA, US
Series
Penguin Classics
Audience
General/Trade