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A sequel to Nathaniel Hawthorne's earlier volume of Greek mythology interpreted and retold for young people, Tanglewood Tales includes more legends and tales of ancient heroes and monsters. In his earlier book, A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys, Hawthorne had designed the book to be a book within a book. A young college student keeps a group of young children entertained by retelling Greek myths in a way in which they can easily understand. Nathaniel Hawthorne also wrote a brief introduction ...
 
A beautiful woman who is punished for the mortal sin of loving a man other than her husband, a cowardly lover, a vengeful husband, a rebellious illegitimate child and the oppressive and patriarchal morality of 17th century Puritanism in Boston. Together these form an unforgettable and thought-provoking glimpse of how much social attitudes have changed over the centuries. Nathaniel Hawthorne was the creator of such beloved works as Twice-Told Tales, A Wonder Book for Boys and Girls, The House ...
 
The Library of the World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories is a six-volume edition, which contains one hundred and one tales written by authors as diverse and separated by history as Pliny the Younger (first century AD), Voltaire (17th century) and Guy de Maupassant (19th century) and also from different parts of the world. This volume which is the first, contains twenty interesting stories, and an introduction by the editor. The fascinating aspect of mystery stories is that sometimes the ...
 
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Literary Hangover
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Literary Hangover is a podcast, released on the first and third Saturdays of each month, in which Matt Lech and his friends chat about fiction and the historical, social, and political forces behind the creation of it and represented by it.
 
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The Great Books
Weekly
 
Hillsdale College’s John J. Miller discusses classic works within the Western literary canon.
 
In writing this ponderous tome, the author's desire has been to describe the eminent characters and remarkable events of our annals, in such a form and style, that the YOUNG might make acquaintance with them of their own accord. For this purpose, while ostensibly relating the adventures of a Chair, he has endeavored to keep a distinct and unbroken thread of authentic history. The Chair is made to pass from one to another of those personages, of whom he thought it most desirable for the young ...
 
"The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne performed by Mary Woods is a production of LoudLit.org.
 
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Tales To Terrify
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The Audio Horror Fiction Magazine
 
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Literally Literary
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Readings from literature, dissected, debased, & defended.
 
This book tells the story of Hester Prynne, a young woman who conceives a child while her husband is missing at sea. The Puritan Elders of the New England settlement of Boston, where she lives, condemn her to wear a scarlet letter A to signify her adultery. She refuses to name her lover, and he too keeps his silence, but with a terrible cost. The tale is prefaced with an account of the Salem Custom-house where Nathaniel Hawthorne was working when he began writing The Scarlet Letter. Summary ...
 
All mythology and/or Hawthorne lovers unite!Here is a delightful collection of charming stories from Greek Mythology. This collection features some very popular characters like our beloved Jason, Ulysses, King Pluto and Theseus (and of course, our favorite, Mr. Minotaur, too). Written in Hawthorne's interesting and beautiful style, these stories will be a great delight to read AND listen to. (Summary by Neeru Iyer)
 
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The Great Books
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Hillsdale College’s John J. Miller discusses classic works within the Western literary canon.
 
Twice-Told Tales is a short story collection in two volumes by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The first was published in the spring of 1837, and the second in 1842. The stories had all been previously published in magazines and annuals, hence the name. (Introduction by Wikipedia)
 
Great Works in Western Literature with Joseph Pearce, hosted by Kris McGregor,This series examines, from the Judeo-Christian perspective, the life, the times, and influence of authors of great works in literature. This program offers Catholic Cultural Apologetic for those on the discerning journey.
 
"Mosses from an Old Manse" is a short story collection by Nathaniel Hawthorne, first published in 1846. The collection includes several previously-published short stories and is named in honor of The Old Manse where Hawthorne and his wife lived for the first three years of their marriage. A second edition was published in 1854, which added "Feathertop," "Passages from a Relinquished Work, and "Sketches from Memory."Many of the tales collected in "Mosses from an Old Manse" are allegories and, ...
 
The Marble Faun is Hawthorne's most unusual romance. Writing on the eve of the American Civil War, Hawthorne set his story in a fantastical Italy. The romance mixes elements of a fable, pastoral, Gothic novel, and travel guide. In the spring of 1858, Hawthorne was inspired to write his romance when he saw the Faun of Praxiteles in a Roman sculpture gallery. The theme, characteristic of Hawthorne, is guilt and the Fall of Man. The four main characters are Miriam, a beautiful painter who is co ...
 
"The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne performed by Mary Woods is a production of LoudLit.org.
 
The Blithedale Romance is the story of four principal characters who work with -- and sometimes against -- each other on Blithedale, a communal farm antecedent to those that sprang up later in the 1960s, and similar to one on which Hawthorne himself lived in 1841. These communes arose out of the pressures on society and the individual brought by the Industrial Revolution. Some were organized around religious philosophies, some were secular. Among the secularists, the Transcendental movement ...
 
The first volume of a 3 volume anthology, this work focuses on American short stories and draws from Nathaniel Hawthorne, Anna Katherine Greene, James Fenimore Cooper, Edgar Allan Poe and many other favorites. Topics range from historical to science fiction, melodramatic to philosophic. (Summary by Lynne Thompson)
 
A collection of four short stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne, the common theme of which is New Hampshire's White Mountains. Consists of: The Great Stone Face, written in 1850 and revolves around the 'Old Man of the Mountain (Cannon Mtn.) in New Hampshire which sadly collapsed on May 3, 2003; The Ambitious Guest, written in 1835; The Great Carbuncle, written in 1837; and Sketches From Memory, written sometime prior to The Great Carbuncle as will become obvious. (Summary by Roger Melin)
 
The story is set in Padua in a distant, but unspecified past. From his quarters, Giovanni, a young student of letters, observes Beatrice, the beautiful daughter of Dr. Rappaccini, a scientist working in isolation. Beatrice is confined to the lush and locked gardens filled with poisonous plants by her father. Having fallen in love, Giovanni enters the garden and meets with Beatrice a number of times regardless of the warning of his mentor, Professor Baglioni, that Rappaccini is up to no good ...
 
The story begins in seventeenth-century Salem, Massachusetts, then a Puritan settlement. A young woman, Hester Prynne, is led from the town prison with her infant daughter, Pearl, in her arms and the scarlet letter “A” on her breast. The scarlet letter "A" represents the act of adultery that she has committed; it is to be a symbol of her sin for all to see. She will not reveal her lover’s identity, however, and the scarlet letter, along with her public shaming, is her punishment for her sin ...
 
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Wild Blue Yonder is the coming-of-age story of Nathaniel Hawthorne Flowers, a smart but sheltered boy from suburban Chicago whose beloved father suddenly dies, resulting in his flunking out of college. Nate receives a draft notice from the Army but after some “encouragement” from his mother, decides to enlist in the Air Force instead. It is 1965. Nate is 20 years old. Airman Flowers goes not to Vietnam but Germany, straight into a military Catch-22. His assignment: writing stories as a repor ...
 
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Madrone
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Madrone, the second volume in the Nathaniel Hawthorne Flowers trilogy, follows Wild Blue Yonder: A Novel of the 1960s. It’s 1969 and Nate is out of the Air Force and back in California, in the arms of Jane Chandler, the girl he left behind. Pretty, high-spirited, and totally in love with Nate, Jane takes him back to college with her, the University of California at Santa Cruz, one of the hippest campuses in the country. At first, Nate follows what seems like a set path: college, becoming a g ...
 
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Coming Up Good Evening: 00:00:42 Penny Tailsup’s Eavesdropper as read by Andy Ochoa: 00:08:57 Arthur Machen’s The Great God Pan (Part 3) as read by Drew Sebesteny: 00:25:56 Pleasant Dreams: 01:01:14 Pertinent Links Support Us on Patreon! Penny Tailsup Penny Tailsup @ YouTube Penny Tailsup @ Twitter Penny Tailsup @ Facebook Penny Tailsup @ Patre ...…
 
John J. Miller is joined by Jessica Hooten Wilson of John Brown University to discuss John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces.
 
John J. Miller is joined by Jessica Hooten Wilson of John Brown University to discuss John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces.
 
John J. Miller is joined by Jessica Hooten Wilson of John Brown University to discuss John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces.
 
Coming Up Good Evening: 00:00:42 Mike Thorn’s @GorgoYama2013 as read by Spencer DiSparti: 00:07:42 Arthur Machen’s The Great God Pan (Part 2) as read by Drew Sebesteny: 00:34:58 Pleasant Dreams: 01:12:04 Pertinent Links Support Us on Patreon! Mike Thorn Mike Thorn @ Twitter Spencer DiSparti @ SoundCloud Drew Sebesteny…
 
John J. Miller is joined by David Bellos to discuss Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables.
 
John J. Miller is joined by David Bellos to discuss Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables.
 
John J. Miller is joined by David Bellos to discuss Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables.
 
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