Mosses from an Old Manse (Paperback)

By Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mary Oliver (Introduction by)
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Description


"Mosses from an Old Manse" is Nathaniel Hawthorne's second story collection, first published in 1846 in two volumes and featuring sketches and tales written over a span of more than twenty years, including such classics as "Young Goodman Brown," "The Birthmark," and "Rappaccini's Daughter." Herman Melville deemed Hawthorne the American Shakespeare, and Henry James wrote that his early tales possess "the element of simple genius, the quality of imagination. That is the real charm of Hawthorne's writing--this purity and spontaneity and naturalness of fancy.

About the Author


Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) was an American author who is perhaps best known for "The Scarlet Letter" and the short-story collection "Twice-Told Tales".

Mary Oliver is one of the most celebrated and best-selling poets in America. Her books include Red Bird; Our World; Thirst; Blue Iris; New and Selected Poems, Volume One; and New and Selected Poems, Volume Two. She has also published five books of prose, including Rules for the Dance and, most recently, Long Life. She lives in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

Praise For…


“Whatever Nathaniel Hawthorne may hereafter write, Mosses from an Old Manse will ultimately be accountedhis masterpiece.”—Herman Melville

Product Details
ISBN: 9780812966053
ISBN-10: 0812966058
Publisher: Modern Library
Publication Date: March 11th, 2003
Pages: 464
Language: English