Mosses from an Old Manse and Other Stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne

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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 Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Seymour Gross was Burke OíNeill Professor of American Literature at the University of Detroit until his retirement in 1987. He is co-author of American Literature Survey and Images of the Negro in American Literature, editor of A "Benito Cereno" Handbook and the Norton Critical Edition of The House of the Seven Gables, and the co-editor of the Norton Critical Edition of The Scarlet Letter, Third Edition.Rosalie Murphy is Associate Professor of English at the University of South Florida. She has taught at Sweet Briar College. She was the original editor of Contemporary Roots of the English Language.
Published June 1, 1970 by Books for Libraries. 559 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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