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Young Goodman Brown and Other Short Stories By Nathaniel Hawthorne Young Goodman Brown and Other Short Stories Throughout his richly varied literary career Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote compelling short stories of enduring appeal His first important publication long before The Scarlet Letter was the

  • Title: Young Goodman Brown and Other Short Stories
  • Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • ISBN: 9780486270609
  • Page: 156
  • Format: Paperback
  • Young Goodman Brown and Other Short Stories By Nathaniel Hawthorne Throughout his richly varied literary career, Nathaniel Hawthorne 1804 1864 wrote compelling short stories of enduring appeal His first important publication, long before The Scarlet Letter, was the 1837 collection Twice Told Tales, which brought the New England writer immediate fame and high praise from no less an authority than Edgar Allan Poe Another compilation, MoThroughout his richly varied literary career, Nathaniel Hawthorne 1804 1864 wrote compelling short stories of enduring appeal His first important publication, long before The Scarlet Letter, was the 1837 collection Twice Told Tales, which brought the New England writer immediate fame and high praise from no less an authority than Edgar Allan Poe Another compilation, Mosses from an Old Manse, followed in 1846 and achieved further success.This volume contains six stories from those collections as well as another superb selection, My Kinsman, Major Molineux In addition to the latter tale and the title story, this edition includes Dr Heidegger s Experiment, The Birthmark, Rappaccini s Daughter, Roger Malvin s Burial and The Artist of the Beautiful Here are tales rich in atmosphere and suspense, with plots centering on subjects as diverse as witchcraft, revenge, the power of guilt, and a passion for the beautiful, all recounted in the distinctive voice of one of America s great writers.
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    1. Andrew on said:

      Now I will be honest and I will admit I will struggle here This edition I will admit is not quite the one I have yes mine is the Dover Thrift edition bought from a shall village shop that had the entire series, which I wished I had bought off Sadly when I returned the shop and the display where no longer there However it seems this format edition does not exist any so I have had to settle for the next best and somehow this is where the ISBN sent me too Anyway the reason why I am going to strug [...]

    2. Sergio on said:

      This book that was a delight I loved Hawthorne s style He tells of things horrible and beautiful There s darkness and there s light.Will reread this collection surely.

    3. Bettie☯ on said:

      Dr Heidegger s ExperimentThe BirthmarkYoung Goodman BrownRappaccini s DaughterRoger Malvin s BurialThe Artist of the BeautifulMy Kinsman, Major Molyneaux

    4. Emily (Obsessed Reader) on said:

      I ONLY READ YOUNG GOODMAN BROWN.When first reading this for my gothic lit class I was not at all enjoying it It felt hard to read, and I wasn t understanding everything that was going on However, after delving deeper into the meanings behind the story and analyzing it, I was able to enjoy it and appreciate it I think it is an interesting tale of good versus evil and understanding that no human is purely good I would definitely recommend researching the meaning behind the story before reading it [...]

    5. LunaticBookLover on said:

      I have to say I enjoyed these short stories than I enjoy poems But again, classic works of literature just aren t for me.

    6. N.T. Embe on said:

      My feelings about this book are much less impressive than those of the last I read for this class of mine Did this book have a couple of good tales to tell Eh I suppose in some ways it did Was it something that I enjoyed t completely I read it because it was there to read Not much of it had me excited, let alone even engaged too comfortably I found my mind wandered very frequently during this read, and though most of the stories Hawthorne wrote were well done, at least in terms of vocabulary and [...]

    7. Stephan Peters on said:

      This is a difficult review, as many of the stories are awesome, and some not so awesome These stories of Hawthorne are not really as good if read through quickly once They really need to be read, mulled over, and re read Then they are awesome as you realize some of the nuances and some of what he is really trying to say and then they become AWESOME like Oh Wow That s what he was getting at awesome.Dr Heidegger s Experiment 4 Stars What would people really be like if they could do it all over aga [...]

    8. Charles Kato on said:

      Nathaniel Hawthorne s Young Goodman Brown is an allegorical tale about every man s struggle between doing what is right and doing what is wicked The story opens with Goodman Brown and his wife Faith in an emotional dialogue where Faith begs Goodman to not leave her side Goodman insisted, Faith acquiesced and the journey began into the dark woods of Salem After travelling deep into the dense forest he met the devil a familiar man with a serpent shaped staff Eventually Brown arrived at his destina [...]

    9. Cassa on said:

      I m recommending this for Rappaccini s Daughter than the rest Young Goodman Brown was decent but a little over the top in its moral I don t recall Dr Heidegger s Experiment enough to comment, and I don t think I ve read the rest But Rappaccini s Daughter was a lovely read I m a sucker for tragic love in any form, and the fact that this story added a creepy horror psychological thriller aspect to it all with some early sci fi made it all the better Probably one of the better classic works I ve b [...]

    10. Laura on said:

      Okay, I haven t read every one of these stories, and my rating is only for the title story Here s the thing Young Goodman Brown is actually based on my great something grandfather Joseph Ring and his rather ignoble role in one of the infamous Salem witch trials Hawthorne s account of Young Goodman Brown s supernatural encounter in the woods matches almost exactly my ancestor s testimony recorded in the trial of Susanna Martin It is a fascinating and disturbing glimpse of the fear, paranoia, and [...]

    11. Janie Harrison on said:

      Hawthorne is the master of ambiguity, a lost art form in modern fiction I constantly reread his work and wrote a college paper on The Scarlet Letter, which so impressed me after studying that I wondered how he made such a complex tale look so deceptively simple His work definitely is a major influence on my current writing.

    12. Carole on said:

      Hawthorne never gets old or out of date Ahead of his time, he revealed the dark uncanny underbelly of the young America and cast a shrewd and bright light upon his ancestors, the mythologized Puritans His story My Kinsman, Major Molineux casts a nightmarish shadow that does not dissipate quickly.

    13. Dani Meier on said:

      Great stories Clever ways of making his points I found The Birthmark to be particularly insightful, especially in light of my own personal and familial experiences with this type of phenomenon not with regard to the tragic ending, chas v shalom, but with regard to issues involved.

    14. Jamie on said:

      wasn t much the content that did it for me, but his personification of natural force although it s a bit arrogant to ascribe human traits to things around us, it still creeps me the hell out when its done well same thing I like about Steinbeck.

    15. Elizabeth on said:

      Hawthorne s short stories are masterful Puritans dank atmospheres, fantastical subjects Rarely, the moralistic attitudes mar my enjoyment.

    16. Laurel on said:

      this could be the story responsible for the shudder evoked by the titles goodman , and particularly goodie for a woman i don t know why, but calling a woman goodie gives me the willlllies.

    17. Julia on said:

      This is a collection of short stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne Most are pretty creepy and fun Good fun literature.

    18. Tara on said:

      The Birthmark is one of my favorite short stories If fact I named one of my dogs after the main character.

    19. SeaShore on said:

      I m interested in the story, Young Goodman Brown I like Nathaniel Hawthorne s writing He lived in Salem, Massachusetts To understand the period a bit better, I wondered about the world in the 1600 s and then the 1700 s So much history to traverse For some humor, read, The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell The Puritan migration to New England was marked in its effects in the two decades from 1620 to 1640, after which it declined sharply for a while.Also, I considered the reign of Charles I born 160 [...]

    20. Marrlavender on said:

      Can t say how much I love this story Young good man brown is one of the best short stories I ve ever read Isn t it true Everyone has a dark side You can t think someone is a saint angel Human beings do mistakes and it s normal One of the amazing points in this story is that most of the people we consider not just good but perfect and sometimes we blame ourself for not being like them are not as good as we imagine They do horrible things but they are just perfect at hiding it Do not ever have hig [...]

    21. April on said:

      The subject matter was unsettling I m just glad that the book was a small one.

    22. Jake on said:

      I read two short stories through here for my class Did several papers on Young Goodman Brown and it isn t until great research that I found a love for the story.

    23. Yoosong on said:

      I only read one chapter of this book Rappaccini s Daughter.I loved how this story alluded to the story of Genesis Adam and Eve, Garden of Eden and the beautiful words the author used throughout the story.

    24. Arielle Reads on said:

      Spoilers Lots of spoilers.The names are our first look into Hawthorne s masterful use of the elements in this short story They are symbolic, Goodman Brown, Goody Cloyse, Faith double meaning The village name, Salem, is symbolic as well the Salem witch trials, heresy, etc When Goodman Brown believes that Faith is involved in the ceremony, he is questioning his faith, both his wife and his beliefs Faith can be in regards to his religion, his wife, and or his wife s devotion to him religion Not onl [...]

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