A wonder book, and Tanglewood tales. [Fredson Bowers, textual editor.Material type: TextSeries: Hawthorne, Nathaniel, Works: v. 7.Writings for children: v. 2.Publisher: Columbus] Ohio State University Press Description: xi, 463 pages illustrations 25 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 081420158X; 9780814201589Uniform titles: Wonder book for girls and boys Contained works: Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864. Tanglewood tales for girls and boysSubject(s): Mythology, Classical -- Juvenile literatureAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Wonder book, and Tanglewood tales.DDC classification: 292 LOC classification: PS1850 | .F63 vol. 7 | PZ8.1Other classification: 18.06 | HT 5400
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A collection of Greek myths retold as fairy tales.
A wonder book. Preface ; Tanglewood porch: introductory to "The gorgon's head" ; The Gorgon's head -- Shadow brook : introductory to "The golden touch" ; The golden touch ; Shadow brook : after the story -- Tanglewood play-room : introductory to "The paradise of children" ; The paradise of children ; Tanglewood play-room : after the story -- Tanglewood fireside : introductory to "The three golden apples" ; The three golden apples Tanglewood fireside : after the story -- The hill-side : introductory to "The miraculous pitcher" ; The miraculous pitcher ; The hill-side : after the story -- Bald summit : introductory to "The Chimeaera" ; The Chimeaera ; Bald summit : after the story -- Tanglewood tales. The wayside : an introduction ; The Minotaur ; The pygmies ; The dragon's teeth ; Circe's palace ; The pomegranate seeds ; The golden fleece -- Textual introduction : A wonder book -- Textual introduction : Tanglewood tales -- Textual notes -- Editorial emendations in the copy-text -- Rejected first-edition substantive variants -- Word-division -- Historical collation -- Alterations in the manuscript -- Compositorial stints in the first editions.
Author notes provided by SyndeticsNathaniel Hawthorne was born on July 4, 1804 in Salem, Massachusetts. When he was four years old, his father died. Years later, with financial help from his maternal relatives who recognized his literary talent, Hawthorne was able to enroll in Bowdoin College.
Among his classmates were the important literary and political figures Horatio Bridge, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Franklin Pierce. These friends supplied Hawthorne with employment during the early years after graduation while Hawthorne was still establishing himself as a legitimate author.
Hawthorne's first novel, Fanshawe, which he self-published in 1828, wasn't quite the success that he had hoped it would be. Not willing to give up, he began writing stories for Twice-Told Tales. These stories established Hawthorne as a leading writer.
In 1842, Hawthorne moved to Concord, Massachusetts, where he wrote a number of tales, including "Rappaccini's Daughter" and "Young Goodman Brown," that were later published as Mosses from an Old Manse. The overall theme of Hawthorne's novels was a deep concern with ethical problems of sin, punishment, and atonement. No one novel demonstrated that more vividly than The Scarlet Letter. This tale about the adulterous Puritan Hester Prynne is regarded as Hawthorne's best work and is a classic of American literature. Other famous novels written by Hawthorne include The House of Seven Gables and The Blithedale Romance.
In 1852, Hawthorne wrote a campaign biography of his college friend Franklin Pierce. After Pierce was elected as President of the United States, he rewarded Hawthorne with the Consulship at Liverpool, England. Hawthorne died in his sleep on May 19, 1864, while on a trip with Franklin Pierce.
(Bowker Author Biography)