Nathaniel Hawthorne (Author)
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DescriptionThis compilation of short stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne gained its name from the fact all had appeared in magazines and periodicals before comprising part of this book. Released in 1837, the Twice-Told Tales range in genre from the mystery fiction from which Hawthorne made his name, to sensuous and emotional tales depicting pastoral life and events, to horror stories filled with tension. As with his masterworks, many of the stories pay attention to the distant past; a fascination for Hawthorne. Many are inspired by existing folk tales and allegorical stories, and are placed into the short story form so the reader may enjoy them with ease in a single sitting. Born with the gift of compelling characterisation, Hawthorne's stories share a common strain in grabbing and holding the reader's attention - a trait which is maintained even to the modern day. Although initially unpopular and struggling to sell, the Twice-Told Tales were lauded by critics and fellow literary personages of the 19th century.
May 17, 2018
6.0 X 9.0 X 0.35 inches | 0.51 pounds
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About the Author
Nathaniel Hawthorne is regarded as one of the greatest fiction writers in American literature. He was a skillful craftsman, as displayed in the tightly woven structure of his works, and a master of prose style, which he used to clearly reveal his characters' psychological and moral depths.