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About the Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne

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 Tales and became engaged to Sophia Peabody the next year. He worked at a Custom House and joined a Transcendentalist Utopian 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. A political appointment took Hawthorne and family to Europe before returning to The Wayside in 1860. Hawthorne died on May 19, 1864, leaving behind his wife and their three children.

Much of Hawthorne's writing centers around New England and many feature moral allegories with a Puritan inspiration. His work is considered part of the Romantic movement and includes novels, short stories, and a biography of his friend, the United States President Franklin Pierce.

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Paperback, Published in Oct 2008 by Oliphant Press

ISBN10: 1443760382 | ISBN13: 9781443760386

Page count: 642

This volume contains some of the best known and loved works of Nathaniel Hawthorne. They include "Grandfather's Chair" and "Tanglewood Tales." "Tanglewood Tales for Boys and Girls" (1853) is a sequel to the "Wonder-Book," and contains re-written stories of Greek myths. It includes the stories: "Theseus and the Minotaur," "Antaeus and the Pygmies," "Dragon's Teeth," "Circe's Palace," and "Jason and the Golden Fleece." "Grandfather's Chair" presents a collection of true stories, of things that happened between 1620 and 1803 - as seen by a chair owned by the protagonists of each tale. These classic and timeless stories are not to be missed by fans and collectors of Hawthorne's work. Many antiquarian books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now, in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author.

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