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Tales of the White Mountains

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.

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Nathaniel Hawthorne

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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.

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Author Nathaniel Hawthorne
About the Author Nathaniel Hawthorne (born Nathaniel Hathorne; July 4, 1804 – May 19, 1864) was an American novelist and short story writer. He was born in 1804 in Salem, Massachusetts. Much of Hawthorne's writing centers on New England, many works featuring moral allegories with a Puritan inspiration. His fiction works are considered part of the Romantic movement and, more specifically, Dark romanticism. His themes often center on the inherent evil and sin of humanity, and his works often have moral messages and deep psychological complexity. His published works include novels (including the canonical The Scarlet Letter), short stories, and a biography of his friend, Franklin Pierce.
Region White Mountains
Format Hardcover
Dimensions 7.8 x 5.2, 135 pages
ISBN-13 9780970832405

About the Author

Nathaniel Hawthorne (born Nathaniel Hathorne; July 4, 1804 – May 19, 1864) was an American novelist and short story writer. He was born in 1804 in Salem, Massachusetts. Much of Hawthorne's writing centers on New England, many works featuring moral allegories with a Puritan inspiration. His fiction works are considered part of the Romantic movement and, more specifically, Dark romanticism. His themes often center on the inherent evil and sin of humanity, and his works often have moral messages and deep psychological complexity. His published works include novels (including the canonical The Scarlet Letter), short stories, and a biography of his friend, Franklin Pierce.