The Complete Writings Of Nathaniel Hawthorne; A Wonder-Book For Girls And Boys & Tanglewood Tales

The Complete Writings Of Nathaniel Hawthorne; A Wonder-Book For Girls And Boys & Tanglewood Tales

by Nathaniel Hawthorne


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This volume contains the complete published works of Nathaniel Hawthorne, including "A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys" and "Tanglewood Tales". "A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys" (1851) is a children's book within which Hawthorne rewrites various myths from Greek mythology. It includes the stories: "The Gorgon's Head", "The Golden Touch", "The Paradise of Children", "The Three Golden Apples", "The Miraculous Pitcher", and "The Chimæra". "Tanglewood Tales for Boys and Girls" (1853) is a sequel to the "Wonder-Book", and also 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". These classic and timeless stories make for ideal bedtime reading, and they 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781443705646
Publisher: Foster Press
Publication date: 08/25/2008
Pages: 492
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

One of the greatest authors in American literature, Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) was a novelist and short story writer born in Salem, Massachusetts. Hawthorne’s best-known books include The House of the Seven Gables and The Scarlet Letter, works marked by a psychological depth and moral insight seldom equaled by other writers.

Date of Birth:

July 4, 1804

Date of Death:

May 19, 1864

Place of Birth:

Salem, Massachusetts

Place of Death:

Plymouth, New Hampshire


Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, 1824

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