Nathaniel Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne was an American novelist and short story writer.
He was born in 1804 in Salem, Massachusetts to Nathaniel Hathorne and the former Elizabeth Clarke Manning. His ancestors include John Hathorne, the only judge involved in the Salem witch trials who never repented of his actions. Nathaniel later added a "w" to make his name "Hawthorne" in order to hide this relation. He entered Bowdoin College in 1821, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in 1824, and graduated in 1825. Hawthorne published his first work, a novel titled Fanshawe, in 1828; he later tried to suppress it, feeling it was not equal to the standard of his later work. He published several short stories in various periodicals which he collected in 1837 as Twice-Told Tales. The next year, he became engaged to Sophia Peabody. He worked at a Custom House and joined Brook Farm, a transcendentalist community, before marrying Peabody in 1842. The couple moved to The Old Manse in Concord, Massachusetts, later moving to Salem, the Berkshires, then to The Wayside in Concord. The Scarlet Letter was published in 1850, followed by a succession of other novels.
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One of the greatest fiction writers of American literature, Nathaniel Hawthorne is the master of the allegorical and symbolic tale. His celebrated novels, including ‘The Scarlet Letter’ and ‘The House of the Seven Gables’, demonstrate his skilful craftsmanship, impressive sense of form and Dark romantic themes.
For the first time in publishing history, this comprehensive eBook presents Hawthorne’s complete works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 3)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Hawthorne’s life and works
* Concise introductions to the novels and other texts
* All 9 novels, with individual contents tables
* Includes rare short stories appearing for the first time in digital publishing
* Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Famous works such as THE SCARLET LETTER are fully illustrated with their original artwork
* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories
* Easily locate short stories you want to read
* Includes Hawthorne’s rare non-fiction
* Includes Hawthorne’s letters and note books - spend hours exploring the author’s personal writings
* Special criticism section, with essays evaluating Hawthorne’s contribution to literature, including Henry James’ seminal work HAWTHORNE
* Features six biographies - discover Hawthorne’s literary life
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres
* UPDATED – with revised texts and rare short stories

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CONTENTS:

The Novels
FANSHAWE
THE SCARLET LETTER
THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES
THE BLITHEDALE ROMANCE
THE MARBLE FAUN
THE DOLLIVER ROMANCE
SEPTIMIUS FELTON
DOCTOR GRIMSHAWE’S SECRET
THE ANCESTRAL FOOTSTEP

The Short Story Collections
TWICE-TOLD TALES
THE WHOLE HISTORY OF GRANDFATHER’S CHAIR
MOSSES FROM AN OLD MANSE
THE SNOW-IMAGE, AND OTHER TWICE-TOLD TALES
A WONDER-BOOK FOR GIRLS AND BOYS
TANGLEWOOD TALES
THE DOLLIVER ROMANCE AND OTHER PIECES
BIOGRAPHICAL STUDIES
MISCELLANEOUS SHORT STORIES

The Short Stories
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

The Non-Fiction
BIOGRAPHICAL STORIES FOR CHILDREN
THE LIFE OF FRANKLIN PIERCE
OUR OLD HOME
CHIEFLY ABOUT WAR MATTERS
MISCELLANEOUS PIECES

Notebooks and Letters
PASSAGES FROM THE AMERICAN NOTE-BOOKS
PASSAGES FROM THE ENGLISH NOTE-BOOKS
PASSAGES FROM THE FRENCH AND ITALIAN NOTE-BOOKS
LOVE LETTERS OF NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE

The Criticism
HAWTHORNE by Henry James
Extract from ‘MY LITERARY PASSIONS’ by William Dean Howells
Extract from ‘ESSAYS BEFORE A SONATA’ by Charles Ives
Extract from ‘ADVENTURES AMONG BOOKS’ by Andrew Lang
Extract from ‘HOURS IN A LIBRARY’ by Leslie Stephen
Extract from ‘FOUR AMERICANS’ by Henry A. Beers

The Biographies
THE LIFE AND GENIUS OF NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE by Frank Preston Stearns
HAWTHORNE AND HIS CIRCLE by Julian Hawthorne
MEMORIES OF HAWTHORNE by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop
NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE by George E. Woodberry
A STUDY OF HAWTHORNE by George Parsons Lathrop
BRIEF BIOGRAPHY: NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE by George William Curtis

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Nathaniel Hawthorne
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Like all of Hawthorne's novels, "The Scarlet Letter" has but a slender plot and but few characters with an influence on the development of the story. Its great dramatic force depends entirely on the mental states of the actors and their relations to one another, —relations of conscience, — relations between wronged and wrongers. Its great burden is the weight of unacknowledged sin as seen in the remorse and cowardice and suffering of the Rev. Arthur Dimmesdale. Contrasted with his concealed agony is the constant confession, conveyed by the letter, which is forced upon Hester, and has a double effect, — a healthful one, working beneficently, and making her helpful and benevolent, tolerant and thoughtful ; and an unhealthful one, which by the great emphasis placed on her transgression, the keeping her forever under its ban and isolating her from her fellows, prepares her to break away from the long repression and lapse again into sin when she plans her flight. Roger Chillingworth is an embodiment of subtle and refined revenge. The most striking situation is perhaps "The Minister's Vigil," in chapter xii. The book, though corresponding in its tone and burden to some of the shorter stories, had a more startling and dramatic character, and a strangeness, which at once took hold of a larger public than any of those had attracted. Though imperfectly comprehended, and even misunderstood in some quarters, it was seen to have a new and unique quality; and Hawthorne's reputation became national.
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