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  • The Blithedale Romanceby Nathaniel Hawthorne

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 3.99

    The residents of the Blithedale farm wish to make it into a modern Arcadia, free from the pollution of society. But they form such a varied, self-interested group, that their efforts are in vain. The misogynistic Hollingsworth wants to turn it into a sanctuary for reformed criminals; the exotic feminist Zenobia is helplessly attracted to Hollingsworth;... more...

  • The Minister's Black Veilby Nathaniel Hawthorne

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 1.99

    Overnight, Reverend Hooper has taken to wearing a translucent, but dark veil. Believing the veil to be symbolic of his sin, Hooper refuses to remove it, and wears it throughout the rest of his life. Like the majority of Hawthorne?s stories, ?The Minister?s Black Veil? is an allegorical criticism of Puritan beliefs. Hawthorne may have been inspired... more...

  • Twice Told Talesby Nathaniel Hawthorne

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    Nathaniel Hawthorne?s Twice Told Tales is a collection of previously published short stories which reflect the author?s continuing preoccupation with the ethical problems of sin, punishment and atonement. Beautifully written and intriguing pieces, these tales have engrossed readers for generations. more...

  • The House of the Seven Gablesby Nathaniel Hawthorne

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    An almost operatic plot told in language that has the precision of architecture. Nathaniel Hawthorne's gripping psychological drama concerns the Pyncheon family, a dynasty founded on pious theft, who live for generations under a dead man's curse until their house is finally exorcised by love. more...

  • The Great Stone Face and Other Tales of the White Mountainsby Nathaniel Hawthorne

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    Published in 1889, this collection of short stories comprises 'The Great Stone Face', 'The Ambitious Guest', 'The Great Carbuncle', and 'Sketches from Memory'. The first three numbers in this collection are tales of the White Hills in New Hampshire. The passages from 'Sketches from Memory' show that Hawthorne had visited the mountains in one of... more...

  • The Whole History of Grandfather's Chairby Nathaniel Hawthorne

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    Grandfather's Chair (1845) contains delightful tales for children about the history of New England. 'The chair is made to pass from one to another of those personages of whom he thought it most desirable for the young reader to have vivid and familiar ideas, and whose lives and actions would best enable him to give picturesque sketches of the times.... more...

  • Mosses from an Old Manseby Nathaniel Hawthorne

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    Published in 1846 this book, like its predecessor, Twice-Told Tales , contains stories previously published in magazines. more...

  • The Snow Imageby Nathaniel Hawthorne

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 3.95

    A collection of short stories, originally published in 1851. 'Aside from his importance as a novelist, Hawthorne is justly celebrated as a short-story writer. He helped to establish the American short story as a significant art form with his haunting tales of human loneliness, frustration, hypocrisy, eccentricity, and frailty.' -- The Columbia Encyclopedia more...

  • Tanglewood Talesby Nathaniel Hawthorne

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    In this collection of tales for children Hawthorne retells six famous Greek myths: Circe's Palace, The Dragon's Teeth, The Golden Fleece, The Minotaur, The Pomegranate Seeds, and The Pygmies. The original stories were altered considerably so that they would be suitable for young readers. more...

  • Atlas of the World's Desertsby Nathaniel Harris

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 195.00

    The Atlas of the World's Deserts examines the hostile and extreme environments that characterize deserts, and is divided into chapters that concentrate on specific aspects of a desert's geology, life forms, history, and future. For more information including sample pages, visit the Atlas of the World's Deserts web site. Also includes 160 color... more...