Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Read Twice-Told Tales Online Free - Twice-Told tales, originally published in 1837, revised & republished by Hawthorne in 1851, is the most famous collection of Hawthorne's stories. All of Hawthorne's great gifts--& the features that make him not only one of the greatest but one of the most contemporary American authors, are on full display here.
"Book One" contents include: The Gray Champion / Sunday at Home / The Wedding-Knell / The Minister's Black Veil / The Maypole of MerryMount / The Gentle Boy / Mr. Higgingotham's Catastrophe / Little Annie's Ramble / Wakefield / A Bill from the Town-Pump / The Great Carbuncle / The Prophetic Pictures / David Swan / Sights from a Steeple / The Hollow of the Three Hills / The Toll-Gatherer's Day. "Book Two" contents include: Nathaniel Hawthorne ( 1804 - 1864 ) by Henry James / The Great Stone Face / The Vision of the Fountain / Fancy's Show-Box / Dr. Heidegger's Experiment / Legends of the Province House: I. - Howe's Masquerade, II - Edward Randolph's Portrait, III - Lady Eleanore's Mantle, IV - Old Esther Dudley / The Haunted Mind / The Village Uncle / The Ambitious Guest / The Sister-Years / Snowflakes / The Seven Vagabonds



Title : Twice-Told Tales
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ISBN : 0375757880
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 432 pages


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Bill rated it ★★★★★

November 16, 2017

Twice Told Tales is a two-volume collection of thirty-nine Hawthorne’s pieces, consisting of short fiction, allegories and narrative essays. Originally issued in 1837 and 1841 (nine years before the publication of his "breakout" work The Scarlet Letter), these volumes take their name from the fac...


Fernando rated it ★★★★☆

February 05, 2017

"Es la negrura en Hawthorne lo que tanto me atrae y me fascina. Los grandes genios son parte de los tiempos" - Herman Melville "Los rasgos distintivos de Hawthorne son la invención, la creación, la imaginación y la originalidad y Hawthorne es original en todos los sentidos. Resultaría difícil seña...


GoldGato rated it ★★★★☆

May 30, 2014

Hawthorne has always freaked me out a bit. I say that with respect, but he and Washington Irving remind me of chilly October nights, full moons, rustling leaves, and scarecrows. In other words, New England. In this collection of tales, Hawthorne lures the reader in with parables of good versus, w...


Guillermo rated it ★★★★☆

May 27, 2017

Hablar de Nathaniel Hawthorne es hablar de los orígenes mismos de la literatura estadounidense. Nuestro autor nació en Nueva Inglaterra cinco años antes que Edgar Allan Poe y treinta y un años antes que Mark Twain. Su literatura es por tanto, fundadora de una escuela nacional que culmina un siglo...


Laura rated it ★★★☆☆

January 29, 2014

Free download available at Project Gutenberg. You may read online at DailyLit. Contents: THE GRAY CHAMPION SUNDAY AT HOME THE WEDDING-KNELL THE MINISTER'S BLACK VEIL THE MAYPOLE OF MERRY MOUNT THE GENTLE BOY MR. HIGGINBOTHAM'S CATASTROPHE LITTLE ANNIE'S RAMBLE WAKEFIELD A RILL FROM THE TOWN-PUMP THE GREAT CAR...


Kurt rated it ★★★★★

April 17, 2011

As precious a book to me as there is. Each story gently folds back layer by layer revealing a hidden truth or fear or hope or love at it's heart. Though written in the early 1800's, the sense and perspective is not strictly masculine. Hawthorne inhabits and coveys both genders with equal delicacy...


Laura rated it ★★★★★

May 03, 2009

Hawthorne is a master storyteller and excells in the short story form, much like Poe. In fact, Poe fans would appreciate Hawthorne's stories more than other folks due to their similarities. Poe, as a critic, despised most literature he reviewed, but was a fan of Hawthorne because of the way he us...


Paula rated it ★★★★★

October 12, 2012

OMG, Hawthorne is really the writer who can cut in deeply. His writing is so emotional. I loved his Twice-Told Tales. He's become my "go to" author when I want to sink into another world. Many of his stories are set in Massachusetts or Boston in 19th century, of course. A real escape to the past...


Liz rated it ★★★★★

September 12, 2009

I loved these short stories. This was the type of read that has stayed with me for a long time. The whole tone of the book is very New Englandy and as usual with Hawthorne his focus is on the moral struggle of early Americans, with a strange gothic twist - one of my favorite books ever.


A.M. rated it ★★★★★

November 22, 2012

I remember adoring Hawthorne in my graduate school days - especially The House of the Seven Gables - so I decided to revisit the author and read this collection of his short stories and essays, Twice Told Tales. It is November, and I think Hawthorne is best read in the fall, for there is somethin...





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