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A Select Party

Auhtor: Nathaniel Hawthorne

Language: english
Published: 1844

Genres:

fiction,  short stories
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Review by Bob Tobias, June 2010


Rating: (*****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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... the imaginative faith. Had they been worthy to pass within its portal, they would have recognized the truth, that the dominions which the spirit conquers ...
... they are far more economical than ordinary lamplight. Such, however, was the intensity of their blaze that it had been found expedient to cover each meteor ...
... and research to discover, the host advanced nearly three fourths of the distance down between the pillars to meet and welcome him. Venerable sir, ...
... stranger but, though you happened to overlook me, I have not just arrived. I came very early and, with your permission, shall remain after the rest ...
... gentleman of universal vogue in private society, and not unknown in the public journals under the title of Monsieur On-Dit. The name would seem to indicate ...
... to his official station, although the host was well aware that his conversation was likely to contribute but little to the general enjoyment. He soon, ...
... could the host's punctilious courtesy restrain a smile as he paid his respects to this unreality and met the sentimental glance with which the Dream ...
... such beings, steal up to the chair of the Oldest Inhabitant and peep into his half-dreamy mind. Never within my memory, muttered that venerable personage, aghast, ...
... by incongruity of feeling a Reformer untrammelled by his theory and a Poet who felt no jealousy towards other votaries of the lyre. In truth, however, ...
... have already as good poets as any in the world. For my part, I desire to see no better. And the Oldest Inhabitant, when it was proposed to introduce ...
... in a magazine, and might be taken to represent the vanities of the passing moment. The fellow infringes upon our rights by coming before his ...
... with moonlight, which did not enter through the window, but was the aggregate of all the moonshine that is scattered around the earth on a summer ...
... the happy season to achieve them. To take familiar instances, here were the untold tales of Chaucer's Canterbury Pilgrims the unwritten cantos of the ...
... adorned with curtains made of the many-colored clouds of sunrise, all imbued with virgin light, and hanging in magnificent festoons from the ceiling ...
... table, where he could refresh himself with a quiet nap. There was some little hesitation as to the next candidate, until Posterity took the Master Genius ...
... secure. When the festivity of the banquet was at its most ethereal point, the Clerk of the Weather was observed to steal from the table and thrust his ...
... to get back to earth, or whether the greater part of them contrived to get back at all, or are still wandering among clouds, mists, and puffs of tempestuous ...
... obscurity of what he called his owl's nest in the family home. As he looked back on this period of his life, he wrote: I have not lived, but only ...
... prove an inspiration for his novel The Blithedale Romance.) He married Sophia in 1842 they moved to The Old Manse in Concord, Massachusetts, where ...
... appointment ended and the Hawthorne family toured France and Italy. They returned to The Wayside in 1860, and that year saw the publication of The Marble ...