The Snow Child

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The Snow Child

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Publisher: Reagan Arthur Books

ISBN: 0316192953

Genre: Fiction

Page: 400

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Book Summary: In this magical debut -- a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize -- a couple's lives are changed forever by the arrival of a little girl, wild and secretive, on their snowy doorstep. Alaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead, and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart--he breaking under the weight of the work of the farm; she crumbling from loneliness and despair. In a moment of levity during the season's first snowfall, they build a child out of snow. The next morning the snow child is gone--but they glimpse a young, blonde-haired girl running through the trees. This little girl, who calls herself Faina, seems to be a child of the woods. She hunts with a red fox at her side, skims lightly across the snow, and somehow survives alone in the Alaskan wilderness. As Jack and Mabel struggle to understand this child who could have stepped from the pages of a fairy tale, they come to love her as their own daughter. But in this beautiful, violent place things are rarely as they appear, and what they eventually learn about Faina will transform all of them.


To the Bright Edge of the World

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To the Bright Edge of the World

Author: Eowyn Ivey

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316242845

Genre: Fiction

Page: 432

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Book Summary: An atmospheric, transporting tale of adventure, love, and survival from the bestselling author of The Snow Child, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. In the winter of 1885, decorated war hero Colonel Allen Forrester leads a small band of men on an expedition that has been deemed impossible: to venture up the Wolverine River and pierce the vast, untamed Alaska Territory. Leaving behind Sophie, his newly pregnant wife, Colonel Forrester records his extraordinary experiences in hopes that his journal will reach her if he doesn't return--once he passes beyond the edge of the known world, there's no telling what awaits him. The Wolverine River Valley is not only breathtaking and forbidding but also terrifying in ways that the colonel and his men never could have imagined. As they map the territory and gather information on the native tribes, whose understanding of the natural world is unlike anything they have ever encountered, Forrester and his men discover the blurred lines between human and wild animal, the living and the dead. And while the men knew they would face starvation and danger, they cannot escape the sense that some greater, mysterious force threatens their lives. Meanwhile, on her own at Vancouver Barracks, Sophie chafes under the social restrictions and yearns to travel alongside her husband. She does not know that the winter will require as much of her as it does her husband, that both her courage and faith will be tested to the breaking point. Can her exploration of nature through the new art of photography help her to rediscover her sense of beauty and wonder? The truths that Allen and Sophie discover over the course of that fateful year change both of their lives--and the lives of those who hear their stories long after they're gone--forever. "An epic adventure story that seems heir to the tradition of Melville's own sweeping and ambitious literary approach to the age-old struggle of humans versus nature . . . An absorbing and high-stakes read." -- Kathleen Rooney, Chicago Tribune An Amazon Best Book of the Year A Washington Post Notable Book A Goodreads Choice Award Nominee A Library Journal Top 10 Book of the Year A BookPage Best Book of the Year


The Snowy Day

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The Snowy Day

Author: Ezra Jack Keats

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698139135

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 28

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Book Summary: Winner of the 1963 Caldecott Medal! No book has captured the magic and sense of possibility of the first snowfall better than The Snowy Day. Universal in its appeal, the story has become a favorite of millions, as it reveals a child's wonder at a new world, and the hope of capturing and keeping that wonder forever. The adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snowy day. "Keats's sparse collage illustrations capture the wonder and beauty a snowy day can bring to a small child."—Barnes & Noble "Ezra Jack Keats's classic The Snowy Day, winner of the 1963 Caldecott Medal, pays homage to the wonder and pure pleasure a child experiences when the world is blanketed in snow."—Publisher's Weekly "The book is notable not only for its lovely artwork and tone, but also for its importance as a trailblazer. According to Horn Book magazine, The Snowy Day was "the very first full-color picture book to feature a small black hero"—yet another reason to add this classic to your shelves. It's as unique and special as a snowflake."—Amazon.com


Alice I Have Been

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Alice I Have Been

Author: Melanie Benjamin

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 0440339545

Genre: Fiction

Page: 368

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Book Summary: BONUS: This edition contains an Alice I Have Been discussion guide and an excerpt from Melanie Benjamin's The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb. Few works of literature are as universally beloved as Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Now, in this spellbinding historical novel, we meet the young girl whose bright spirit sent her on an unforgettable trip down the rabbit hole–and the grown woman whose story is no less enthralling. But oh my dear, I am tired of being Alice in Wonderland. Does it sound ungrateful? Alice Liddell Hargreaves’s life has been a richly woven tapestry: As a young woman, wife, mother, and widow, she’s experienced intense passion, great privilege, and greater tragedy. But as she nears her eighty-first birthday, she knows that, to the world around her, she is and will always be only “Alice.” Her life was permanently dog-eared at one fateful moment in her tenth year–the golden summer day she urged a grown-up friend to write down one of his fanciful stories. That story, a wild tale of rabbits, queens, and a precocious young child, becomes a sensation the world over. Its author, a shy, stuttering Oxford professor, does more than immortalize Alice–he changes her life forever. But even he cannot stop time, as much as he might like to. And as Alice’s childhood slips away, a peacetime of glittering balls and royal romances gives way to the urgent tide of war. For Alice, the stakes could not be higher, for she is the mother of three grown sons, soldiers all. Yet even as she stands to lose everything she treasures, one part of her will always be the determined, undaunted Alice of the story, who discovered that life beyond the rabbit hole was an astonishing journey. A love story and a literary mystery, Alice I Have Been brilliantly blends fact and fiction to capture the passionate spirit of a woman who was truly worthy of her fictional alter ego, in a world as captivating as the Wonderland only she could inspire.


OLD PETER'S RUSSIAN TALES

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OLD PETER'S RUSSIAN TALES

Author: Arthur Ransome

Publisher: Abela Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1907256407

Genre: Fiction

Page: 326

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Book Summary: This is a book of Russian folklore retold for young people and the young at heart. The tales are a good sampling of Slavic marchen. The stories in this book are those that Russian peasants tell their children and each other. This is a book written far away in Russia, for English children who play in deep lanes with wild roses above them in the high hedges, or by the small singing becks that dance down the gray fells at home. Russian fairyland is quite different. Under the windows of the author's house, the wavelets of the Volkhov River are beating quietly in the dusk. A gold light burns on a timber raft floating down the river. Beyond the river in the blue midsummer twilight is the broad Russian steppe and the distant forests of Novgorod. Somewhere in that forest of great trees--a forest so big that the forests of England are little woods beside it--is the hut where old Peter sits at night and tells these stories to his grandchildren. In Russia hardly anybody is too old for fairy stories, and the author even overheard soldiers on their way to the WWI talking of very wise and very beautiful princesses as they drank their tea by the side of the road. He believed there must be more fairy stories told in Russia than anywhere else in the world. In this book are a few of those he liked best. The author spent time in Russia during World War I as a journalist for the radical British newspaper, the Daily News, meeting among others, Lenin and Trotsky and was also known in the London bohemian artistic scene. 33% of the net from the sale of this book will be donated to charities for educational purposes. YESTERDAY'S BOOKS for TOMORROW'S EDUCATIONS


The Girl with Glass Feet

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The Girl with Glass Feet

Author: Ali Shaw

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 9781429979863

Genre: Fiction

Page: 304

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Book Summary: An inventive and richly visual novel about young lovers on a quest to find a cure for a magical ailment, perfect for readers of Alice Hoffman Strange things are happening on the remote and snowbound archipelago of St. Hauda's Land. Unusual winged creatures flit around the icy bogland, albino animals hide themselves in the snow-glazed woods, and Ida Maclaird is slowly turning into glass. Ida is an outsider in these parts, a mainlander who has visited the islands only once before. Yet during that one fateful visit the glass transformation began to take hold, and now she has returned in search of a cure. Midas Crook is a young loner who has lived on the islands his entire life. When he meets Ida, something about her sad, defiant spirit pierces his emotional defenses. As Midas helps Ida come to terms with her affliction, she gradually unpicks the knots of his heart. Love must be paid in precious hours and, as the glass encroaches, time is slipping away fast. Will they find a way to stave off the spread of the glass? The Girl with Glass Feet is a dazzlingly imaginative and magical first novel, a love story to treasure.


The Snow Killings

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The Snow Killings

Author: Marney Rich Keenan

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476642044

Genre: True Crime

Page: 283

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Book Summary: Over 13 months in 1976-1977, four children were abducted in the Detroit suburbs, each of them held for days before their still-warm bodies were dumped in the snow near public roadsides. The Oakland County Child Murders spawned panic across southeast Michigan, triggering the most extensive manhunt in U.S. history. Yet after less than two years, the task force created to find the killer was shut down without naming a suspect. The case "went cold" for more than 30 years, until a chance discovery by one victim's family pointed to the son of a wealthy General Motors executive: Christopher Brian Busch, a convicted pedophile, was freed weeks before the fourth child disappeared. Veteran Detroit News reporter Marney Rich Keenan takes the reader inside the investigation of the still-unsolved murders--seen through the eyes of the lead detective in the case and the family who cracked it open--revealing evidence of a decades-long coverup of malfeasance and obstruction that denied justice for the victims.


The Spanish Bow

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The Spanish Bow

Author: Andromeda Romano-Lax

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0547416180

Genre: Fiction

Page: 560

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Book Summary: A “riveting historical page-turner” about a cellist caught up in the tumult and passions of early twentieth-century Spain (Booklist). A Library Journal Best Book of the Year I was almost born Happy . . . So begins The Spanish Bow and the remarkable history of Feliu Delargo, who just misses being “Feliz” by a misunderstanding at his birth—which he barely survives. The bequest of a cello bow sets Feliu on the course of becoming a musician, an unlikely destiny given his beginnings in a dusty village in Catalonia. When he is compelled to flee to anarchist Barcelona, his education in music, life, and politics begins. But it isn’t until he arrives at the court of the embattled monarchy in Madrid that passion enters the composition, thanks to Aviva, a virtuoso violinist with a haunted past. As Feliu embarks on affairs, friendships, and rivalries, forces propelling the world toward a catastrophic crescendo sweep Feliu along in their wake—in this haunting fugue of music, politics, and passion set against a half century of Spanish history, from the tail end of the nineteenth century through the Spanish Civil War and World War II, by the acclaimed author of Behave and Plum Rains. “Expertly woven throughout the book are cameo appearances by Pablo Picasso, Adolf Hitler, Francisco Franco, Bertolt Brecht, and others, but it is the fictional Feliu, Justo, and Aviva who will keep you mesmerized to the last page.” —The Christian Science Monitor “An impressive and richly atmospheric debut.” —The New York Times Book Review


The Snow Merchant

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The Snow Merchant

Author: Sam Gayton

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448187516

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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Book Summary: This new edition has artwork from award-winning illustrator Chris Riddell. Lettie Peppercorn lives in a house on stilts near the wind-swept coast of Albion. Nothing incredible has ever happened to her, until one winter's night, when the night the Snow Merchant comes. He claims to be an alchemist - the greatest that ever lived - and in his suitcase, he carries his newest invention: snow. 'A tale of self discovery, family and friendship...an inventive and accomplished debut' - Independent on Sunday 'A delightful debut...full of action and invention' - The Sunday Times 'A germ of JK and a pinch of Pullman' - TES


My Life in Middlemarch

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My Life in Middlemarch

Author: Rebecca Mead

Publisher: Bond Street Books

ISBN: 0385676875

Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Book Summary: Rebecca Mead was a young woman in a coastal town of England when she first read George Eliot's Middlemarch. After gaining admission to Oxford, and moving to the United States to become a journalist, through several love affairs and then marriage and family, Rebecca Mead reread Middlemarch. The novel, which Virginia Woolf famously described as "one of the few English novels written for grown-up people," offered Mead something that modern life and literature did not. In this wise and revealing work of biography, reporting, and memoir, Rebecca Mead leads the reader into the life that her favorite book made for her, as well as the many lives the novel has led since it was written. Employing a structure that perfectly mirrors that of the novel, My Life in Middlemarch takes the themes of Eliot's novel and brings them into the world. Offering both a fascinating reading of Eliot's biography and an uncanny portrait of the ways in which Mead's life echoes that of the author herself, My Life in Middlemarch is a book for who wonders about the power of literature to shape our lives.


Slavonic Fairy Tales

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Slavonic Fairy Tales

Author: John Theophilus Naaké

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN:

Genre: Art

Page: 137

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Book Summary: "Slavonic Fairy Tales" by John Theophilus Naaké. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


The Snow Queen

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The Snow Queen

Author: Hans Christian Andersen

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 1443440337

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 25

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Book Summary: With a single kiss, a young maid saves her beloved from the Snow Queen’s icy imprisonment. When splinters from an evil troll’s magic mirror get into the heart and eye of Kai, he is tricked into accompanying the Snow Queen to her palace, and only the innocence and kindness of Gerda’s heart can save him. The inspiration for Frozen, Hans Christian’s Andersen’s “The Snow Queen” is one of the most beloved fairy tales in history. HarperPerennialClassics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.


Wolf in the Snow

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Wolf in the Snow

Author: Matthew Cordell

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

ISBN: 1250148308

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

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Book Summary: Winner of the 2018 Caldecott Medal A girl is lost in a snowstorm. A wolf cub is lost, too. How will they find their way home? Paintings rich with feeling tell this satisfying story of friendship and trust. Here is a book set on a wintry night that will spark imaginations and warm hearts, from Matthew Cordell, author of Trouble Gum and Another Brother.


The Grief of Others

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The Grief of Others

Author: Leah Hager Cohen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101547774

Genre: Fiction

Page: 400

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Book Summary: The subtly powerful novel adapted into the 2015 feature film, The Grief of Others asks: is keeping a secret from a spouse always an act of infidelity? And what cost does such a secret exact on a family? From the acclaimed author of No Book but the World and 2019's searing new novel Strangers and Cousins. The Ryries have suffered a loss: the death of a baby just fifty-seven hours after his birth. Without words to express their grief, the parents, John and Ricky, try to return to their previous lives. Struggling to regain a semblance of normalcy for themselves and for their two older children, they find themselves pretending not only that little has changed, but that their marriage, their family, have always been intact. Yet in the aftermath of the baby's death, long-suppressed uncertainties about their relationship come roiling to the surface. A dreadful secret emerges with reverberations that reach far into their past and threaten their future. The couple's children, ten-year-old Biscuit and thirteen-year-old Paul, responding to the unnamed tensions around them, begin to act out in exquisitely- perhaps courageously-idiosyncratic ways. But as the four family members scatter into private, isolating grief, an unexpected visitor arrives, and they all find themselves growing more alert to the sadness and burdens of others-to the grief that is part of every human life but that also carries within it the power to draw us together. Moving, psychologically acute, and gorgeously written, The Grief of Others asks how we balance personal autonomy with the intimacy of relationships, how we balance private decisions with the obligations of belonging to a family, and how we take measure of our own sorrows in a world rife with suffering. This novel shows how one family, by finally allowing itself to experience the shared quality of grief, is able to rekindle tenderness and hope.


A Study Guide for Eowyn Ivey's "The Snow Child"

A Study Guide for Eowyn Ivey's

A Study Guide for Eowyn Ivey's "The Snow Child"

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410392902

Genre: Literary Criticism

Page: 21

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Book Summary: A Study Guide for Eowyn Ivey's "The Snow Child", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.


The Snow-Image, And Other Twice-Told Tales

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The Snow-Image, And Other Twice-Told Tales

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849640906

Genre: Fiction

Page: 174

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Book Summary: This is the annotated edition including a rare and extensive biographical essay on the author, as well as an essay by Edgar Allan Poe on Hawthorne's tale-writing. In the year 1852 "The Snow Image and Other Twice-Told Tales" was published. It is dedicated in an interesting preface to Horatio Bridge, and is made up of tales and sketches gathered from periodicals. It is a little inferior in general to the other collections, though the title story is done with a wonderfully fine and delicate touch, and "Ethan Brand "has a great deal of power. This is written from the hint for a story on the unpardonable sin, which occurs in the "Note-Books," the setting being suggested by the lime-kilns in Berkshire, alluded to in the first volume of the "American Note-Books, "September 7, 1838. The other noticeable sketches of the book are " The Canterbury Pilgrims, "a story of the Shakers, "The Great Stone Face, "a tale of the Profile in the Franconia Notch, and the curious sketch "Major Molineux." "Old News" is made up from some old Boston newspapers, issued before and during the Revolution. "Old Ticonderoga" is one of the slight reminiscences of travel. "A Bell's Biography "and "Main Street" have the peculiar touch that marks all the sketches of Puritan life.


The Pink Fairy Book

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The Pink Fairy Book

Author: Andrew Lang

Publisher: Graphic Arts Books

ISBN: 1513286641

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 248

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Book Summary: Originally published in 1897, The Pink Fairy Book is a dynamic collection of world-renown stories that are deeply rooted in Japanese, Italian and Scandinavian culture. These rich and compelling stories are staples within the children’s genre. The Pink Fairy Book is a continuation of Andrew Lang’s popular fairy tale book series. This edition includes more international fare such as "The Slaying of the Tanuki," "I Know What I Have Learned," "The Jackal, the Dove, and the Panther" and "How the Hermit Helped to Win the King's Daughter." With more than 40 stories to choose from, The Pink Fairy Book offers a delightful assortment of classic children’s fare. A rich collection of morality tales for readers of all ages. These narratives are populated by evil witches, spiteful kings and selfish trolls forced to confront the error of their ways. Andrew Lang’s The Pink Fairy Book delivers memorable stories with powerful messages. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of The Pink Fairy Book is both modern and readable.


The Snow Girls

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The Snow Girls

Author: Chris Mooney

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1405932546

Genre: Fiction

Page: 400

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Book Summary: A gripping new thriller from the bestselling Chris Mooney - perfect for readers of Karen Rose, MJ Arlidge or Lisa Gardner 'One of the best thriller writers working today' Lee Child It's been eleven years since Claire Flynn disappeared - abducted without trace from a snowy hillside, leaving her parents heartbroken. Investigator Darby McCormick remembers the case. She knows there's only ever been one suspect, Father Richard Byrne, linked inconclusively to two similar disappearances. Finally, terminally ill, Byrne is willing to talk. But he'll only talk to Darby. She's expecting a confession - but what she hears is far more disturbing. And it soon becomes clear that someone is willing to kill to keep this cold case on ice...


The Snow Angel

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The Snow Angel

Author: Michael Graham

Publisher: IPG

ISBN: 1936182165

Genre: Fiction

Page: 312

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Book Summary: Based on a true story, this gripping novel of crime and redemption covers the kidnapping of a young boy during the week before Christmas and the three detectives who lead the investigation—Ralph Kane, Isaiah Bell, and their boss, Inspector Roberta Easterly. Enraged and anguished by this savage act—which seems to have been motivated purely by greed—yet frustrated by the political maneuverings inside the police department, Kane and Bell must each confront personal and racial demons as they cross moral boundaries in order to chase down several leads from sources within the city's various criminal networks. As the tragic loss of the child brings the community to a standstill, it compels all involved, white and black, criminals and cops alike, to look for the remaining shred of goodness in their lives.


The Complete Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne: Novels, Short Stories, Poems, Essays, Letters and Memoirs (Illustrated)

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The Complete Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne: Novels, Short Stories, Poems, Essays, Letters and Memoirs (Illustrated)

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026837258

Genre: Fiction

Page: 4700

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Book Summary: This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne: Novels, Short Stories, Poems, Essays, Letters and Memoirs (Illustrated)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Table of Contents: Novels: Fanshawe The Scarlet Letter The House of the Seven Gables The Blithedale Romance The Marble Faun The Dolliver Romance Septimius Felton Doctor Grimshawe's Secret Collections of Short Stories: Twice-Told Tales The Whole History of Grandfather's Chair Biographical Stories Mosses from an Old Manse Wonder Book For Girls and Boys The Snow Image and Other Twice Told Tales Tanglewood Tales For Girls and Boys The Dolliver Romance and Other Pieces, Tales and Sketches The Story Teller Sketches in Magazines Poems: Address to the Moon The Darken'd Veil Earthly Pomp Forms of Heroes Go to the Grave My Low and Humble Home The Ocean Essays: The British Matron: A Satire The Ancestral Footstep: Outlines of an English Romance Life Of Franklin Pierce Chiefly About War Matters Our Old Home Autobiographical Writings: Browne's Folly Love Letters (To Miss Sophia Peabody) Letter to the Editor of the Literary Review American Notebooks English Notebooks French and Italian Notebooks Biographies and Reminiscences of Hawthorne: Biography The Life and Genius of Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns Hawthorne and His Circle by Julian Hawthorne Memories of Hawthorne by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop Hawthorne and His Moses by Herman Melville Fifty Years of Hawthorne My Literary Passions by W. D. Howell Life of Great Authors by H. T. Griswold Yesterday With Authors by J. T. Field Hawthorne and Brook Farm by G. W. Curtis Short Biography Essays and Criticisms on Hawthorne and His Works: Hawthorne by Henry James Jr. Nathaniel Hawthorne by Andrew Lang Nathaniel Hawthorne by G. E. Woodberry A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop ...