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Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Nathaniel Hawthorne (1805-64) was an American novelist and short-story writer. He was born in Salem, Massachusetts, and graduated from Bowdoin College. His first novel, Fanshawe, was published anonymously in 1828, followed by several collections of short stories, including Twice-Told Tales and Mosses from an Old Manse. His later novels include The Scarlet Letter, The House of Seven Gables, The Blithedale Romance, and The Marble Faun.

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The Blithedale Romance

Written by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Introduction by John Updike


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: August 14, 2001
Price: $10.00

The Blithedale Romance, considered one of Hawthorne's major novels, explores the limitations of human nature set against an experiment in communal living. From mesmerism to illicit love, The Blithedale Romance represents one of Hawthorne's best and most sharply etched works, one that Henry James called his "brightest" and "liveliest" novel, and... Read more >

Hawthorne's Short Stories

Written by Nathaniel Hawthorne


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 11, 2011
Price: $9.99

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Hawthorne's Short Stories

Written by Nathaniel Hawthorne


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 11, 2011
Price: $16.95

Twenty-four of the best short stories by one of the early masters of the form, in the definitive collection edited by acclaimed scholar Newton Arvin.

Nathaniel Hawthorne was one of the greatest American writers of the nineteenth century, and some of his most powerful work was in the form of fable-like tales... Read more >
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The House of the Seven Gables

Written by Nathaniel Hawthorne


Format: eBook
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: March 27, 2007
Price: $1.99

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The House of the Seven Gables

Written by Nathaniel Hawthorne


Format: Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: March 1, 1981
Price: $5.95

Nathaniel Hawthorne's gripping psychological drama concerns the Pyncheon family, a dynasty founded on pious theft, who live for generations under a dead man's curse until their house is finally exorcised by love. Colonel Pyncheon does well in denouncing Old Matthew: he founds a New England dynasty and builds a remarkable mansion... Read more >
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The House of the Seven Gables

Written by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Introduction by Mary Oliver


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: January 9, 2001
Price: $9.95

First published in 1851, The House of the Seven Gables is one of Hawthorne's defining works, a vivid depiction of American life and values replete with brilliantly etched characters. The tale of a cursed house with a "mysterious and terrible past" and the generations linked to it, Hawthorne's chronicle of the... Read more >
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Mosses from an Old Manse

Written by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Introduction by Mary Oliver


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: March 11, 2003
Price: $15.95

Mosses from an Old Manse is Nathaniel Hawthorne’s second story collection, first published in 1846 in two volumes and featuring sketches and tales written over a span of more than twenty years, including such classics as “Young Goodman Brown,” “The Birthmark,” and “Rappaccini’s Daughter.” Herman Melville deemed Hawthorne the American Shakespeare... Read more >
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Mosses from an Old Manse

Written by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Introduction by Mary Oliver


Format: eBook, 464 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $2.99

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The Scarlet Letter

Written by Nathaniel Hawthorne


Format: Hardcover, 312 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: November 3, 1992
Price: $20.00

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The Scarlet Letter
A Romance
Written by Nathaniel Hawthorne


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 26, 2014
Price: $7.00

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s masterpiece, an iconic fable of guilt and redemption set in Puritan Massachusetts, has long been considered one of the greatest American novels.
 
The story of Hester Prynne—found out in adultery, pilloried by her Puritan community, and abandoned, in different ways, by both her partner in sin and her vengeance-seeking husband—possesses... Read more >

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The Scarlet Letter

Written by Nathaniel Hawthorne


Format: Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: February 1, 1981
Price: $3.95

Published in 1850, this is the all-time classic novel of sin and salvation... An ardent young woman, her cowardly lover, and her vengeful husband. These are the three central characters in this classic novel of passion and convention in the Puritan world of 17th-century Boston. Read more >

The Scarlet Letter

Written by Nathaniel Hawthorne


Format: eBook
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: February 4, 2003
Price: $1.99

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The Scarlet Letter

Written by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Introduction by Kathryn Harrison


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 19, 2000
Price: $7.00

A stark and allegorical tale of adultery, guilt, and social repression in Puritan New England, The Scarlet Letter is a foundational work of American literature. Nathaniel Hawthorne's exploration of the dichotomy between the public and private self, internal passion and external convention, gives us the unforgettable Hester Prynne, who discovers strength... Read more >

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Selected Short Stories of Nathaniel Hawthorne

Written by Nathaniel Hawthorne


Format: Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Fawcett
On Sale: April 12, 1983
Price: $6.99

Edited and with an Introduction by Alfred Kazin, here is a comprehensive selection of Hawthorne's best short stories, including:
The Minister's Black Veil
The Maypole of Merry Mount
Wakefield
The Prophetic Pictures
Dr. Heidegger's Experiment
Endicott and the Red Cross
The Birthmark
Young Goodman Brown
Rappacini's Daughter
Feathertop
Roger Malvin's Burial
Earth's Holocaust
The Artist of the Beautiful
Ethan Brand
My Kinsman, Major Molineux Read more >

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Twice-Told Tales

Written by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Introduction by Rosemary Mahoney


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: October 9, 2001
Price: $14.00

Twice-Told Tales, originally published in 1837 and revised and republished by Hawthorne in 1851 (the edition reproduced here), is the most famous collection of Hawthorne's stories. All of Hawthorne's great gifts - and the features that make him not only one of the greatest but one of the most contemporary American... Read more >

A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys

Written by Nathaniel Hawthorne


Format: eBook, 260 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: April 30, 2014
Price: $10.99

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A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys

Written by Nathaniel Hawthorne


Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: September 27, 1994
Price: $17.00

Six legends of Greek mythology, retold for children by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Included are The Gorgon’s Head, The Golden Touch, The Paradise of Children, The Three Golden Apples, The Miraculous Pitcher, and The Chimaera. In 1838, Hawthorne suggested to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow that they collaborate on a story for children based on... Read more >
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