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Young Goodman Brown and Other Tales

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The first paperback edition to include full annotations of these twenty Hawthorne tales written between the 1830s and 50s, this volume contains the classic pieces "Young Goodman Brown," "The Maypole of Merry Mount," "The Birthmark," "The Celestial Railroad," and "Earth's Holocaust," as well as tales, such as "My Kinsman, Major Molineux," which represent Hawthorne's interes ...more
Paperback, 398 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published 1850)
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Paul Foley
A proper witch's sabbath, that.
Jeffrey Falk
This is certainly of immense historical interest, but the stories vary in quality. At the very least, Hawthorne wrote with the illustrative flair of a great artist (even when his themes, characters, and metaphysics were lacking) that largely died after his century.
Hawthorne is much more exciting (if Puritan-based tales can be exciting) and accessible than I supposed he would be. His tales are deliciously ambiguous and expertly crafted. His particular theory of transcendentalism (access to the Oversoul comes through communion with another person) imbibes and clarifies all of his work.
Mar 10, 2011 Wayne marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I have SO enjoyed "The Scarlet Letter",
and seeing I have this volume and no others
of Nathaniel Hawthorne's,
what better place to continue
a new affair with a newly-discovered writer.
This shirt story is crazy! So many symbolic references to the bible!
Deepshikha Khaira

It's OK....The Scarlet Letter still remains my fav Hawthorne book...
Alana Ko
I really enjoy his short stories
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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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