Wonder-Book for Boys and Girls by Nathaniel Hawthorne
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Wonder-Book for Boys and Girls
By Nathaniel Hawthorne

A Wonder-Book for Boys and Girls

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Wonder-Book for Boys and Girls by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Book Description

The first major retelling of the Greek myths and legends, A WONDER-BOOK was published in 1852. The American novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne was a friend of the poet Longfellow and had much earlier suggested they collaborate on a story for children based on the legend of Pandora's Box, but this never materialized. Hawthorne went ahead on his own, adding five other myths which he adapted very freely in a romantic and readable style, used deliberately to remove the classical tales from what he called 'cold moonshine. ' Hawthorne's book was criticized by adults for his bowdlerization, but it has always been popular with children and has attracted many illustrators, none more distinguished than Arthur Rackham who made his pictorial contribution in 1922.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781857159301
ISBN-10: 1857159306
Format: Hardback
(210mm x 21mm x 158mm)
Imprint: Everyman's Library
Publisher: Everyman
Publish Date: 6-Oct-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Scarlet Letter and Other Writings by Nathaniel Hawthorne Scarlet Letter and Other Writings, Paperback (October 2016)

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Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne Blithedale Romance, Paperback (July 2015)

"The Broadview edition of The Blithedale Romance is an exceptional scholarly achievement." -- Eric J. Sundquist, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities, Johns Hopkins University

Tanglewood Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne Tanglewood Tales, Paperback (April 2015)

A wonderful collection of tales for children based on Greek myths, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, author of The Scarlet Letter.

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Author Biography - Nathaniel Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne was born on 4th July 1804 in Salem, Massachusetts. One of his descendants was John Hathorne who presided over the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. Hawthorne's father died when he was four years old. He was educated at Bowdoin College where he became friends with the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. He published his first novel, Fanshawe in 1828 and after this his stories began to appear in periodicals. He in 1842 and he and his wife Sophia went on to have three children. He published his most famous work, The Scarlet Letter, in 1850, and in that same year he became friends with the novelist Herman Melville. Melville later dedicated Moby Dick to Hawthorne. Between 1853 and 1860 he lived in Liverpool in England while he was working as an American consul, and then in Italy, before returning to his home in Concord, Massachusetts. Nathaniel Hawthorne died on 19th May 1864.

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