Tales of the White Mountains

Tales of the White Mountains

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Overview

Tales from the White Mountains is a collection of four of Nathaniel Hawthorne's evocative short stories, all set in the eponymous mountains of New Hampshire which captured his imagination.

"The Great Stone Face" is the story of a gentle man who longs for the fulfillment of a prophecy; "The Ambitious Guest" relates the last night of a loving family in a cabin high above a valley; "The Great Carbuncle" is a morality tale inspired by a Native American legend of a gem hidden in the mountains; and "Sketches from Memory" relates Hawthorne's recollections of his own travels which provided material for the other tales in this volume.

Haunting and atmospheric, these stories demonstrate what has made Hawthorne one of America's most distinctive and well-loved writers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781605124544
Publisher: Akasha Publishing
Publication date: 01/12/2009
Pages: 108
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.26(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

Education:

Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, 1824

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