Here are the best of Hawthorne's short stories. There are twenty-four of them -- not only the most familiar, but also many that are virtually unknown to the average reader. The selection was made by Professor Newton Arvin of Smith College, a recognized authority on Hawthorne and a distinguished literary critic as well. His fine introduction admirably interprets Hawthorne's mind and art. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804 - 1864) An American novelist, Dark Romantic, and short story writer. Contents of the book - 50 short stories: Mosses from an Old Manse and Other Stories: The Birthmark Young Goodman Brown Rappaccini's Daughter Mrs. Bullfrog The Celestial Railroad The Procession of Life Feathertop: A Moralized Legend Egotism; or, The Bosom Serpent Drowne's Wooden Image Roger Malvin's Burial The Artist of the Beautiful Twice Told Tales: The Gray Champion Sunday At Home The Wedding-Knell The Minister's Black Veil The Maypole Of Merry Mount The Gentle Boy Mr. Higginbotham's Catastrophe Little Annie's Ramble Wakefield A Rill From The Town Pump The Great Carbuncle The Prophetic Pictures David Swan Sights From A Steeple The Hollow Of The Three Hills The Toll-Gatherer's Day The Vision Of The Fountain Fancy's Show-Box Dr. Heidegger's Experiment Legends Of The Province House The Haunted Mind The Village Uncle The Ambitious Guest The Sister-Years Snowflakes The Seven Vagabonds The White Old Maid Peter Goldthwaite's Treasure Chippings With A Chisel The Shaker Bridal Night-Sketches Endicott And The Red Cross The Lily's Quest Footprints On The Seashore Edward Fane's Rosebud The Threefold Destiny Other Tales and Sketches: My Visit To Niagara The Antique Ring Graves And Goblins
Presents a selection of twenty four of the author's most notable short stories, including "Young Goodman Brown," "Rappacini's daughter," and "The birthmark."
Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, Ruhr-University of Bochum, course: Hubris, 8 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: The following paper will analyze Hawthorne’s short stories “Rappaccini’s Daughter” and “The Birthmark” on the aspect of hubris. Both stories are concerned about science and depict the deaths of both two beautiful women who sacrifice their lives in the end. The term ‘hubris’ derives from Greek and it stands for presumption and connotes a behavior that is too confident, shows a disproportionate pride and extreme self-confidence as well as a lack of respect for other people, originally towards the gods (The Compact Oxford English Dictionary). According to Aristotle in his Poetics, it means that the protagonist is led into a fatal event that causes great harm or damage. This is caused by a hamartia or an error which leads to divine retribution, a severe punishment, either causing disaster or failure or ending in death. The catalysts often are misjudgment or ignorance (Oxford Concise Dictionary). The paper is structured as follows: First of all a brief summary of “Rappaccini’s Daughter” is given, followed by an analysis of the story. Then an interpretation of hubris in the short story will be drawn. The same structure applies also for the short story “The Birthmark”. In the end a conclusion is drawn that summarizes the most important details about hubris.