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by National Book Auctions
December 9, 2012, 12:00 PM EST | Ithaca, NY, US    Live Auction

Lot 2059: Nathaniel Hawthorne TWICE-TOLD TALES 1845 Antique American Literature Romanticism New England Author's First Short Story Collection (61 views)

Nathaniel Hawthorne TWICE-TOLD TALES 1845 Antique American Literature Romanticism New England Author's First Short Story Collection
Estimate: $70 - $200
Description: Title: Twice-Told Tales Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne - Nathaniel Hawthorne (born Nathaniel Hathorne) was an American novelist and short story writer. He was born in 1804 in Salem, Massachusetts to Nathaniel Hathorne and the former Elizabeth Clarke Manning. His ancestors include John Hathorne, the only judge involved in the Salem witch trials who never repented of his actions. Nathaniel later added a "w" to make his name "Hawthorne" in order to hide this relation. He entered Bowdoin College in 1821, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in 1824, and graduated in 1825. Hawthorne anonymously published his first work, a novel titled "Fanshawe," in 1828. He published several short stories in various periodicals which he collected in 1837 as "Twice-Told Tales." The next year, he became engaged to Sophia Peabody. He worked at a Custom House and joined Brook Farm, a transcendentalist community, before marrying Peabody in 1842. The couple moved to The Old Manse in Concord, Massachusetts, later moving to Salem, the Berkshires, then to The Wayside in Concord. "The Scarlet Letter" was published in 1850, followed by a succession of other novels. A political appointment took Hawthorne and family to Europe before their return to The Wayside in 1860. Hawthorne died on May 19, 1864, and was survived by his wife and their three children. Much of Hawthorne's writing centers on New England, many works featuring moral allegories with a Puritan inspiration. His fiction works are considered part of the Romantic movement and, more specifically, Dark romanticism. His themes often center on the inherent evil and sin of humanity, and his works often have moral messages and deep psychological complexity. His published works include novels, short stories, and a biography of his friend Franklin Pierce. Publisher: James Munroe and Company City: Boston Year: 1845 Binding Style: Hardcover Pagination: 331 pages Width: 5" Height: 7.25" Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth, with gilt lettering and ornamental design to spine. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is detached at front hinge. Text block is intact. Pages display foxing throughout. Book is preserved in transparent plastic cover. For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
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Lot 2059: Nathaniel Hawthorne TWICE-TOLD TALES 1845 Antique American Literature Romanticism New England Author's First Short Story Collection
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