In an old, gloomy New England mansion, a woman opens a shop to support her brother, recently returned from prison. She takes on a border, and a distant relative—a beautiful, lively young woman—comes to live with them as well. The fragile bond between this group is shaken by the secret history of the house and their wealthy cousin who wants to take it from them.
One of Nathaniel Hawthorne's later works, Septimius Felton is a beguiling and thought-provoking tale of murder most foul. One of a series of the author's works that grapple with themes of immortality, Septimius Felton was written shortly before Hawthorne himself succumbed to a mysterious illness, a fact that lends a dimension of profound poignancy to the story.
Hook younger readers on early American history with this engaging collection of interlinked stories from literary master Nathaniel Hawthorne. Using a recurring motif of a beautifully crafted antique chair, Hawthorne weaves together tales of the founding days of New England and the United States.
Though he is now regarded as one of the masters of American literature, Nathaniel Hawthorne spent a sizable chunk of his peak writing years living in England. This volume collects a series of essays and sketches that Hawthorne penned during his stay abroad. They offer keen insight into the differences between the two cultures and the ultimately illusory nature of the idea of "home."
12) Tanglewood Tales
Widely regarded as one of the most important literary voices of nineteenth-century America, Nathaniel Hawthorne is best known as the author of such novels as The Scarlet Letter and The House of the Seven Gables. In this collection originally intended for a young-adult audience, Hawthorn ekes instructive moral lessons and fascinating facts from the life stories of prominent figures in history.
Nathaniel Hawthorne is regarded as one of the masters of early American short fiction. Long-time fans and curious newcomers will appreciate this collection of Hawthorne's short stories, which brings together some of his most important early work and was praised by a chorus of illustrious contemporaries such as Melville, Poe, and Whitman.