Nathaniel Hawthorne

Author: Russell Roberts
Publisher: Mitchell Lane Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781584154549
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Nathaniel Hawthorne from the Author: Russell Roberts. "Examines Nathaniel Hawthorne's life as a writer."--From source other than the Library of Congress

The Hawthorne Treasury

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
ISBN: 9780679603221
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The Hawthorne Treasury from the Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne. 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 Mosses from an Old Manse, collections that helped establish the short story as an important American literary genre. With the publication of The Scarlet Letter in 1850, Hawthorne's reputation was secure. Set in the harsh Puritan community of seventeenth-century Boston, this famous tale of an adulterous entanglement gave American literature its first heroine, Hester Prynne. D. H. Lawrence called The Scarlet Letter "one of the greatest allegories in all literature." The House of the Seven Gables, a novel set in a mansion haunted by a centuries-old curse, followed a year later. Also included in this volume are The Blithedale Romance, the depiction of a utopian community that cannot survive the passions of its members; The Marble Faun, Hawthorne's last novel, inspired by his yearlong stay in Italy; and tales from The Snow-Image, his final collection of short stories. Hawthorne's themes of alienation, guilt, and isolation ensure that he remains pertinent, and his writing is infused with a distinct sense of place. As Henry James wrote, "He offers the most vivid reflection of New England life that has found its way into our literature." All of his virtues are abundantly demonstrated in this most substantial representation of his work.

Nathaniel Hawthorne And The Romance Of The Orient

Author: Luther S. Luedtke
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253336132
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Nathaniel Hawthorne And The Romance Of The Orient from the Author: Luther S. Luedtke. This volume argues that by focusing on British and American backgrounds, readers have underestimated the impact of Asia and "the East" on American novelist and short story writer Nathaniel Hawthorne's (1804-1864) writing. The central force in Hawthorne's intellectual development was New England Puritanism. It fascinated even when it sometimes repelled him. It exercised a pull on his imagination which a lifetime of varied experience did not loosen. The author recreates Hawthorne's heritage and examine his readings in material dealing with the East; he examines three of Hawthorne's "early tales" that were all written before 1830; and he looks at Hawthorne's "The Story Teller", the two-volume book of sketches and tales Hawthorne unsuccessfully tried to publish in 1834 and issued piecemeal thereafter in periodicals as annuals. The author also evaluates the role of the Eastern world in Hawthorne's view of Romance and studies some of Hawthorne's "remarkable" heroines -- Beatrice Rapaccini, Hester, Zenobia, and Miriam in particular. The author maintains that the Puritan element in Hawthorne's ancestry has been overstressed and that insufficient attention has been paid to the equally important travel-adventure-exploration aspect of Hawthorne's heritage and craft.

A Wonder Book

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
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A Wonder Book from the Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne. Tales told at the fireside and in the woods, adapting such classical myths as Pandora's Box, Baucis and Philemon, and Perseus and Medusa to the storyteller's gothic or romantic environment.

Rappaccini S Daughter

Author: Christopher P. Nichols
Publisher: Dramatic Publishing
ISBN: 9780871295088
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Rappaccini S Daughter from the Author: Christopher P. Nichols. "Part fairy tale, part Gothic horror story, Hawthorne's 'Rappaccini's Daughter' is an inspired tale of creation and control, and an ingenious biblical parody. Its fantastical element is brilliantly echoed in the two other short stories contained in this volume: 'Young Goodman Brown' sees one of Salem's townsmen introduced to a dark ceremony of diabolical intent, whilst 'A Select Party' tells of a magical party, set in a castle in the sky, and attended by a host of glittering guests." "Read together, these three short stories exemplify Hawthorne's key thematic concerns, and display all his art as a storyteller."--BOOK JACKET.

Storytelling Art And Technique

Author: Ellin Greene
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313078610
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Storytelling Art And Technique from the Author: Ellin Greene. Join the countless professionals who have benefited from the best how to storytelling guide available today. Storytelling: Art and Technique is a proven handbook and selection tool that shows you how to select, prepare, and tell stories to and for children aged 3 to 13. Ideal for both beginning and experienced storytellers working in public or school library settings, this useful volume reveals the storyteller's art—from planning through performance.

Young Goodman Brown And Other Short Stories

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486270602
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Young Goodman Brown And Other Short Stories from the Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne. Choice collection of short fiction by one of the masters of the genre. In addition to the title story, this volume includes "The Birthmark," "Rappaccini’s Daughter," "Roger Malvin’s Burial," "The Artist of the Beautiful," "Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment" and "My Kinsman, Major Molineux." Tales deal with scientific experiment, witchcraft, revenge, more.

Walt Disney From Reader To Storyteller

Author: Kathy Merlock Jackson
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786472324
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Walt Disney From Reader To Storyteller from the Author: Kathy Merlock Jackson. Although Walt Disney is best known as a filmmaker, perhaps his greatest skill and influence was as a reader. While many would have regarded Felix Salten's Bambi and Carlo Collodi's Pinocchio as too somber for family-oriented animated films, he saw possibilities in them. He appealed to his audience by selecting familiar stories, but transformed them to suit audience sensibilities. Many of the tales he chose to adapt to film went on to become the most read books in America, eventually becoming literary classics. Although much published research has addressed his adaptation process--often criticizing his films for being too saccharine or not true to their literary sources--little has been written on him as a reader: what he read, what he liked, his reading experiences, and the books that influenced him. This collection of essays addresses Disney as a reader and shows how his responses to literature fueled his success. Essays discuss the books he read, the ones he adapted to film, and the ways in which he demonstrated his narrative ability. Exploring his literary connections in reference to his animated and live-action films, nature documentaries, theme park creations, and overall creative vision, the contributors provide insight into Walt Disney's relationships with authors, his animation staff, and his audience.

Land Of Our Lady History Series Book 4

Author: Sr. M. Theresine, S.N.D.
Publisher: Neumann Press
ISBN: 1505108195
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Land Of Our Lady History Series Book 4 from the Author: Sr. M. Theresine, S.N.D.. Each book in this Land of Our Lady series contains a concise yet interesting record of a specific period in American history—always explaining the Catholic influence of religion, culture and morality. Every private Catholic school, home-schooling family and library will benefit from these Catholic textbooks. Book 4: Challenge of Freedom, most often used in Grade 7, begins with the exploration of the West, ending with a description of America as she becomes an industrial nation.