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The Hawthorne Treasury: Complete Novels and Selected Tales (Modern Library)

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The Hawthorne Treasury is the most comprehensive selection, available in one volume, of the works of one of America's great storytellers. Beginning with Fanshawe (1828), a work published privately and anonymously, Nathaniel Hawthorne's fiction helped shape the course of American literature. Both Poe and Melville lavished praise on his next books, Twice-Told Tales and Mosse ...more
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Published March 16th 1999 by Modern Library
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Lisa (Harmonybites)
Fanshawe - I can't imagine anyone reading this today were it not by Nathaniel Hawthorne. When he wrote this he was barely out of college, and he would later try to destroy every copy in existence. I can see glimmers of the genius he'd later display in his novels and short stories. I first saw that in the confrontation between "the Angler" and Hugh Crombie: "Your good resolutions were always like cobwebs, and your evil habits like five-inch cables." Great line--and I can see some of the classic H ...more
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The five novels and a healthy selection of the best stories. A book I can safely say I will never stop going back to.
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Yeah, um, what? It's only Hawthorne.
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Nathaniel Hawthorne was a 19th century American novelist and short story writer. He is seen as a key figure in the development of American literature for his tales of the nation's colonial history.

Shortly after graduating from Bowdoin College, Hathorne changed his name to Hawthorne. Hawthorne anonymously published his first work, a novel titled Fanshawe, in 1828. In 1837, he published Twice-Told T
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