Nathaniel Hawthorne S Tales Twice Told Tales First And Second Series Snow Image And Other Tales The House With The Seven Gables And The Scarlet Letter

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Nathaniel Hawthorne S Tales Twice Told Tales First And Second Series Snow Image And Other Tales The House With The Seven Gables And The Scarlet Letter from the Author: Nathaniel [two or more stories] Hawthorne.

The House Of The Seven Gables And The Snow Image And Other Twice Told Tales

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Publisher: Hildreth Press
ISBN: 1443757810
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The House Of The Seven Gables And The Snow Image And Other Twice Told Tales from the Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne. INTRODUCTION The early Chinese believed that jade had an immortality of its own and was impervious to decay. For them there was no substance nobler, purer, more durable, more pre-eminently suitable for the fashioning of religious emblems and the embodiment of dogma. Round jade, as round a kernel, the whole body of early Chinese civilisation crystallised. And yet they were not the first discoverers or users of jade, for the Babylonians made seal cylinders of jade, and Professor Elliott Smith believes that the Turkestan jade mountains and rivers were first worked by miners from Mesopotamia who, passing on legends about the magical qualities of jade, infected the Chinese with their beliefs. From the third millennium he says, the mines on the S.E. of the Caspian were being exploited and contact was established between Babylonians, Elamites, and the population of Turkestan. But however early the contacts, assumed or established, we can state truthfully that the Chinese made jade particularly and everlastingly their own, embodying in it their traditions, their religion, their administrative system. They may have derived their belief in the life-giving properties of jade from the Elamites, or have come to attach a magical value to its presence from the Babylonian miners, but for neither of these peoples was it the vehicle of supernatural beliefs, and, penetrate as far back as we may into pre-history, we cannot find a time in China in which jade was not used for religious purposes. What perhaps emphasises the peculiar position of jade in Chinese culture is the fact that other early peoples used jade, although for them it had no significance greater or even as great as gold or pearls. Jade was dug and worked in many parts of Europe. Hatchets have been found in Switzerland, nephrite celts in South Italy and France, Germany, Dalmatia, and Hungary. Jade celts, too, were discovered by Schliemann at Hissarlik, but by no people save the Chinese has jade been made the nucleus and the shrine of a civilisation-although its use was distributed in Turkestan, Persia, Siberia, India, Lake Baikal, and Japan, and to a minor degree the substance was prized by most Asiatic peoples. It is only during the last two decades that collectors have begun to realise the enormous importance of jade. Dr. Laufer broke new ground when, in 1912, he published his great work, xde, A Study in Chinese Archzology and Religion. His object in writing this book was rather ethnological than artistic. He himself calls it a contribution to the l Anthropology, Encyclopzdia Britannica.....

The Scarlet Letter

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Publisher: Prestwick House Inc
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The Scarlet Letter from the Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne. This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Edition? includes a glossary and reader?s notes to help the modern reader contend with Hawthorne?s complex approach to the human condition.Arguably Nathaniel Hawthorne?s most famous novel, The Scarlet Letter probes the very root of the age-old question, "What is good?" Can there be redemption in a society where the only good is the avoidance of sin? Through the characters of the beautiful and independent Hester Prynne, the pious yet guilt-ridden Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale, and the vengeance-obsessed Roger Chillingworth, Hawthorne explores the range of human response to sin and the deadly consequences of the inability to forgive oneself and others. In The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne peers into the shadows of the soul to reveal the doubt, fear, and guilt that, try as we might to deny them, form the foundations of our existence.

The Complete Works Of Nathaniel Hawthorne The House Of The Seven Gables And The Snow Image And Other Twice Told Tales

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1473351405
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The Complete Works Of Nathaniel Hawthorne The House Of The Seven Gables And The Snow Image And Other Twice Told Tales from the Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne. This book contains a collection of stories written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, including "House of the Seven Gables", "The Snow Image", and many more. The main story of this collection, "The House of the Seven Gables", is a gothic novel about the ancestral home of a New England family that explores themes of guilt, retribution, and atonement. This collection would make for a great addition to any bookshelf, and it is not to be missed by fans and collectors of Hawthorne’s work. The chapters of this volume include: “The Old Pyncheon Family”, “The Little Shop-Window”, “The First Customer”, “A Day Behind the Counter”, “May and November”, “Maule’s Well”, “The Guest”, “The Pyncheon of To-Day”, etcetera. Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804 - 1864) was an American novelist and short story writer. Many vintage texts such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now, in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author.

Complete Short Stories Of Nathaniel Hawthorne Illustrated Edition

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 8026837290
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Complete Short Stories Of Nathaniel Hawthorne Illustrated Edition from the Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne. This carefully crafted ebook: “Complete Short Stories of Nathaniel Hawthorne (Illustrated Edition)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Excerpts: “I am afraid this ghost story will bear a very faded aspect when transferred to paper. Whatever effect it had on you, or whatever charm it retains in your memory, is, perhaps, to be attributed to the favorable circumstances under which it was originally told.” (The Ghost of Doctor Harris) American novelist and short story writer Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804–1864) 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. Much of Hawthorne's writing centres on New England, many works featuring moral allegories with a Puritan inspiration. His fiction works are considered to be part of the Romantic movement and, more specifically, Dark romanticism. His themes often centre on the inherent evil and sin of humanity, and his works often have moral messages and deep psychological complexity. Table of Contents: Biography of Nathaniel Hawthorne Collections of Short Stories: Twice-Told Tales (1837) Grandfather's Chair (1840) Biographical Stories Mosses from an Old Manse (1846) Wonder Book For Girls and Boys (1851) The Snow Image and Other Twice Told Tales (1852) Tanglewood Tales For Girls and Boys (1853) The Dolliver Romance and Other Pieces, Tales and Sketches (1864) The Story Teller Sketches in Magazines

Life And Genius Of Nathaniel Hawthorne Letters Diaries Reminiscences And Extensive Biographies

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
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ISBN: 8026837266
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Life And Genius Of Nathaniel Hawthorne Letters Diaries Reminiscences And Extensive Biographies from the Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne. This carefully crafted ebook: “Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne: Letters, Diaries, Reminiscences and Extensive Biographies” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804–1864) was an American novelist and short story writer. His writing centers on New England, many works featuring moral allegories with a Puritan inspiration. His fiction works are considered to be part of Dark romanticism. His themes often centre on the inherent evil and sin of humanity, and his works often have moral messages and deep psychological complexity. Excerpt: “My dearest Sophie, I had a parting glimpse of you, Monday forenoon, at your window—and that image abides by me, looking pale, and not so quiet as is your wont. I have reproached myself many times since, because I did not show my face, and then we should both have smiled; and so our reminiscences would have been sunny instead of shadowy. But I believe I was so intent on seeing you, that I forgot all about the desirableness of being myself seen” Content: Letters: Browne’s Folly (a letter for the Essex Institute) Love Letters (To Miss Sophia Peabody) - Volume I&II Letter to the Editor of the Literary Review Memoirs: American Notebooks (Volume I & II) English Notebooks (Volume I & II) French and Italian Notebooks (Volume I & II) Biographies and Reminiscences of Hawthorne: The Life and Genius of Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns Hawthorne and His Circle by Julian Hawthorne Memories of Hawthorne by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop Hawthorne and His Moses by Herman Melville ‘Fifty Years of Hawthorne’: Four Americans by Henry A. Beers George Eliot, Hawthorne, Goethe, Heine: My Literary Passions by William Dean Howell Life of Great Authors by Hattie Tyng Griswold Yesterday With Authors by James T. Field Hawthorne and Brook Farm by George William Curtis Biographical sketch by George Parsons Lathrop

Culture Genre And Literary Vocation

Author: Michael Davitt Bell
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226041797
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Culture Genre And Literary Vocation from the Author: Michael Davitt Bell. In Culture, Genre, and Literary Vocation, Michael Davitt Bell charts the important and often overlooked connection between literary culture and authors' careers. Bell's influential essays on nineteenth-century American writers—originally written for such landmark projects as The Columbia Literary History of the United States and The Cambridge History of American Literature—are gathered here with a major new essay on Richard Wright. Throughout, Bell revisits issues of genre with an eye toward the unexpected details of authors' lives, and invites us to reconsider the hidden functions that terms such as "romanticism" and "realism" served for authors and their critics. Whether tracing the demands of the market or the expectations of readers, Bell examines the intimate relationship between literary production and culture; each essay closely links the milieu in which American writers worked with the trajectory of their storied careers.

American Literature Before 1880

Author: Robert Lawson-Peebles
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317870387
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American Literature Before 1880 from the Author: Robert Lawson-Peebles. American Literature Before 1880 attempts to place its subject in the broadest possible international perspective. It begins with Homer looking westward, and ends with Henry James crossing the Atlantic eastwards. In between, the book examines the projection of images of the East onto an as-yet unrecognised West; the cultural consequences of Viking, Colombian, and then English migration to America; the growth and independence of the British American colonies; the key writers of the new Republic; and the development of the culture of the United States before and after the Civil War. It is intended both as an introduction for undergraduates to the richness and variety of American Literature, and as a contribution to the debate about its distinctive nature. The book therefore begins with a lengthy survey of earlier histories of American Literature.