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The Essential Nathaniel Hawthorne - Mosses from an Old Manse Twice-Told Tales The Scarlet Letter The Marble Faun and The House of the Seven Gables - cover

The Essential Nathaniel Hawthorne - Mosses from an Old Manse Twice-Told Tales The Scarlet Letter The Marble Faun and The House of the Seven Gables

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Publisher: Open Road Media

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Five great works about sin, redemption, and human passion by a masterful nineteenth-century American novelist. Including both novels and short story collections, this volume showcases the brilliance of Nathaniel Hawthorne.  Mosses from an Old Manse: A collection of Hawthorne’s short stories, praised by Herman Melville as “his masterpiece.”  Twice-Told Tales: Short fiction that “comes from the hand of a man of genius” (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow).  The Scarlet Letter: This iconic historical novel set in seventeenth-century New England tells the story of Hester Prynne—“among the first and most important female protagonists in American literature”—who is shunned by her Puritan community for committing adultery (NPR).  The Marble Faun: The thrilling tale of three American artists whose search for creative inspiration leads to romance and murder.  The House of the Seven Gables: A family burdened by the sins of their forebears seeks redemption in this gothic masterpiece.

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