The first paperback edition to include full annotations of these twenty Hawthorne tales written between the 1830s and 50s, this volume contains the classic pieces "Young Goodman Brown," "The Maypole of Merry Mount," "The Birthmark," "The Celestial Railroad," and "Earth's Holocaust," as well as tales, such as "My Kinsman, Major Molineux," which represent Hawthorne's interest in the spiritual history of New England.
`An excellent edition of this seminal story by Hawthorne, with a helpful introduction to these tales, and excellent explanatary notes.' Lionel Kelly, University of Reading 'This collection offers a good selection of the well known and the less available tales. The introduction presents a stimulating analysis of Hawthorne's art and hios view of the role/identity of the writer. The notes na dbibliographical details anr excellent.' K.M.Parkinson, Roehampton
Institute of Higher Education. 'Although I don't expect to use the text myself at the moment, I'm greatly pleased to see these early examples of the genre being published in so accessible a form.'
B.D.Ingraham, Teesside Polytechnic.
The Gentle Boy; Roger Malvin's Burial; The Grey Champion; The Maypole of Merry Mount; The Minister's Black Veil; Dr Heidegger's Experiment; Endicott and the Red Cross; The Birthmark; The Celestial Railroad; The Artist of the Beautiful; Rappaccini's Daughter; Ethan Brand