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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne Narrator: Timothy Patrick Miller Publisher: American Listeners Theatre Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2009 ISBN:
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With Nathaniel Hawthorn's The Maypole of Merrymount, A Magical Reality Chautauqua Show records a pivotal incident in our earliest American history, with legend and lore casting significant light on our origins. Hawthorne's craft allows us to be present for the birth pangs of our wildly adventurous American enterprise. Download and start listening now!

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Laura | 12/15/2010

    " Hawthorne went to great lengths to make the Puritans seem moronic and life-crushing. A few of the stories were (somewhat) interesting, but I found most of them quite tedious. I was glad when I finished the book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kienie | 7/21/2010

    " I started out really disliking this book. All the stories were either boring or preachy. But, towards the middle and through the end there were several stories I did like. I think on the whole I don't regret reading it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patiki | 4/29/2010

    " My English teacher friend hates Nathaniel Hawthorne. But these stories are a fun read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzanne | 11/21/2009

    " Great book today as it was when written. A great bedtime read as each story is about 10 pages long. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz | 9/12/2009

    " I loved these short stories. This was the type of read that has stayed with me for a long time. The whole tone of the book is very New Englandy and as usual with Hawthorne his focus is on the moral struggle of early Americans, with a strange gothic twist - one of my favorite books ever. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 6/18/2009

    " Re-read this one since I knew I liked it and it has been more than 2 decades. Some stories were better than others, but I can really appreciate the work for its time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 5/29/2009

    " Twice-Told Tales (Modern Library Classics) by Nathaniel Hawthorne (2001) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fred | 3/18/2009

    " Very good but a little depressing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave | 3/7/2009

    " The originator of the good campfire stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April | 2/24/2009

    " "The Artist of the Beautiful" and "Rappacini's Daughter" are definitely five-star stories. The rest: OK, but not masterpieces. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 11/7/2008

    " A nice dose of classic spooky. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 8/7/2008

    " Hawthorne's writing is sometimes stiff, his treatments sober, even dour. But he has an earnestness that pulls the reader in. And I think that it is that quality of earnestness that has qualified him to be generally regarded as an American Master. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina | 6/7/2008

    " These are really interesting stories. They all seem to be dark and full of unanswerable questions. I haven't read them all, but I intend to through the years. "

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About the Author
Author Nathaniel Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804–1864) was born in Salem, Massachusetts, and made his ambition to be a writer while still a teenager. He graduated from Bowdoin College in Maine, where the poet Longfellow was also a student, and spent several years traveling in New England and writing short stories before his best known novel, The Scarlet Letter, was published in 1850. His writing was not at first financially rewarding, and he worked as measurer and surveyor in the Boston and Salem Custom Houses. In 1853 he was sent to Liverpool as American consul and then lived in Italy before returning to the United States in 1860, where he died in his sleep four years later.