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Highly illustrated children's edition of the Nathaniel Hawthorne tale of King Midas and the Golden Touch.
Hardcover, 61 pages
Published 1959 by Whittlesey House/McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc. (first published 1851)
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Julie
Sep 22, 2010 Julie rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fairy tale fans
A nice edition of Nathaniel Hawthorne's version of the story of King Midas and the Golden Touch. The illustrations are in three colors, somewhat stylized, and very effective. A great story.
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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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