Author(s): Nathaniel Hawthorne
Following up on Dover's Thrift anthology, Young Goodman Brown and Other Short Stories, this collection presents a completely new selection of tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Featured masterpieces include "The Wives of the Dead," concerning widows' reactions to their losses; "The Gray Champion," a tale of the supernatural; and "Wakefield," in which a runaway husband can't quite let go.
Born on the fourth of July in 1804, Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote the stories that lie at the heart of the American Romantic movement. His portraits of colonial life reflect his Puritan heritage and offer fascinating profiles of individuals who strive for freedom from social conventions.