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A Bells Biography

Auhtor: Nathaniel Hawthorne

Language: english
Published: 1837

Genres:

fiction,  short stories
Downloads: 160
eBook size: 62Kb

Review by Joanna Daneman, July 2005


Rating: (***)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Bells Biography':

A Bell S Biography Penny Books by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Nathaniel Hawthorne 1804-1864 was a 19th century American novelist and short story writer. He is seen as a key figure in the development of American literature for his tales of the nation s colonial history. Nathaniel Hawthorne was born on July 4 1804 in Salem Massachusetts where his birthplace is now a museum. William Hathorne who emigrated from England in 1630 was the first of Hawthorne s ancestors to arrive in the colonies. Hawthorne attended Bowdoin College at the expense of an uncle from 1821 to 1824 befriending classmates Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and future president Franklin Pierce. Hawthorne is best-known today for his many short stories he called them tales and his four major romances written between 1850 and 1860 The Scarlet Letter 1850 The House of the Seven Gables 1851 The Blithedale Romance 1852 and The Marble Faun 1860 . Another novel-length romance Fanshawe was published anonymously in 1828. Hawthorne s work belongs to Romanticism an artistic and intellectual movement characterized by an emphasis on individual freedom from social conventions or political restraints on human imagination and on nature in a typically idealized form. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Check Out More Great Titles From Penny Books ----------------------------------------------------------------- Simply click on Penny Books Editor under the title to see a full list of all of our great discounted books New titles are being added daily so be sure to check back often to find more great discounted books Check out PennyBooksPublishing.com to get more information about Penny Books learn how to follow us on Twitter and look at all of our great titles

Excerpts from the Book 'A Bells Biography':


... myself, that I may begin his biography before the evening shall be further wasted. Unquestionably, a personage in such an elevated position, and making ...
... to church, or bidding drowsy people go bedward, or the dead to their graves. Many a revolution has it been his fate to go through, and invariably with a ...
... to the spiritual dominion of the Pope. So the bell,-our self-same bell, whose familiar voice we may hear at all hours, in the streets,-this very ...
... on Our Lady's altar. It was reported, and believed, all through New England, that the Pope of Rome, and the King of France, had established this little ...
... site of that desecrated altar. While the blood was still plashing from step to step, the leader of the rangers seized a torch, and applied it to the ...
... hath holpen our enterprise, it is right that he should share the spoil. Take the bell and welcome, Deacon Lawson, if you will be at the trouble of ...
... most doleful sound, as if it were tolling for the slaughter of the priests and the ruin of the chapel. Little dreamed Deacon Lawson and his townsmen ...
... of New England axe-men, who preceded the march of Colonel Bradstreet toward Lake Ontario, were building a bridge of logs through a swamp. Plunging down ...
... of Colonel Bradstreet, and his three thousand men. The soldiers paused on their march a feeling of religion, mingled with borne-tenderness, overpowered ...
... friend to Boston, and put him up at auction on the sidewalk of King Street. He was suspended, for the nonce, by a block and tackle, and being swung backward ...
... was heard, when La Fayette came to gather in his half-century's harvest of gratitude. Meantime, vast changes have been going on below. His voice, which ...
... mournful talker of two centuries? O funeral bell! wilt thou never be shattered with thine own melancholy strokes? Yea, and a trumpet-call shall arouse ...
... man, and warned him that, ere thou speakest again, his spirit shall have passed whither no voice of time can ever reach. Alas for the departing traveller, if ...
... reformation of criminals Zenobia, a passionate feminist of exotic origin who ironically finds Hollingsworth's misogyny irresistible Priscilla, a young ...
... through the story, and Hawthorne intentionally fails to answer many of the reader's questions about the characters and the plot. Nathaniel Hawthorne Young ...
... A brilliant intertwining of the popular, the symbolic, and the historical, the novel is a powerful exploration of personal and national guilt, a work ...
... home for himself and Sophia, he joined the transcendentalist utopian community at Brook Farm in 1841 later that year, however, he left when he became ...
... Sophia was a reclusive person. She was bedridden with headaches until her sister introduced her to Hawthorne, after which her headaches seem ...
... job due to the change of administration in Washington after the presidential election of 1848. Hawthorne's career as a novelist was boosted by The Scarlet ...
... Goodman Brown (1835) The Marble Faun (1860) Dr. Heidegger's Experiment (1837) The Blithedale Romance (1852) Note: This book is provided to you by ...