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  • Title: The Celestial Railroad and Other Stories
  • Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne Ross C. Murfin
  • ISBN: 9780451530202
  • Page: 244
  • Format: Paperback

  • The Celestial Railroad and Other Stories By Nathaniel Hawthorne Ross C. Murfin Of Nathaniel Hawthorne s insight into the Puritan s simultaneous need for fulfillment and self destruction, D H Lawrence wrote, Nathaniel knew disagreeable things in his inner soul He was careful to send them out in disguise By means of artfully crafted and compelling tales, Hawthorne explored the destinies and concerns of early American settlers and citizens In sevOf Nathaniel Hawthorne s insight into the Puritan s simultaneous need for fulfillment and self destruction, D H Lawrence wrote, Nathaniel knew disagreeable things in his inner soul He was careful to send them out in disguise By means of artfully crafted and compelling tales, Hawthorne explored the destinies and concerns of early American settlers and citizens In several of the stories in this collection, characters who hold themselves apart from their fellow man fall prey to the corroding desires of lust for perfection Then they unwittingly commit evils against themselves and others in the name of pride Edgar Allan Poe noted of Hawthorne s writing Every word tells, and there is not a word which does not tell.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne Ross C. Murfin
    Nathaniel Hawthorne 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.Shortly after graduating from Bowdoin College, Hathorne changed his name to Hawthorne Hawthorne anonymously published his first work, a novel titled Fanshawe, in 1828 In 1837, he published Twice Told Tales and became engaged to Sophia Peabody the next year He worked at a Custom House and joined a Transcendentalist Utopian community, before marrying Peabody in 1842 The couple moved to The Old Manse in Concord, Massachusetts, later moving to Salem, the Berkshires, then to The Wayside in Concord The Scarlet Letter was published in 1850, followed by a succession of other novels A political appointment took Hawthorne and family to Europe before returning to The Wayside in 1860 Hawthorne died on May 19, 1864, leaving behind his wife and their three children.Much of Hawthorne s writing centers around New England and many feature moral allegories with a Puritan inspiration His work is considered part of the Romantic movement and includes novels, short stories, and a biography of his friend, the United States President Franklin Pierce.

    The Celestial Railroad and Other Stories By Nathaniel Hawthorne Ross C. Murfin

    Commentaires:

    BillKerwin
    Most of the best stories in this collection My Kinsman Major Molineux, Young Goodman Brown, The Minister s Black Veil, Lady Eleanore s Mantle, Egotism, or the Bosom Serpent, The Birthmark and Rappacini s Daughter unite for the first and perhaps only time the extravagance of the gothic romantic tale and the moral complexity of multilevel allegory with the forceful impact of the modern short story Some of the less successful tales are equally interesting For example, in Wakefield a tale that remin [...]

    Helena DaSilva
    3.5Hawthorne is brilliant in short story writing.Of his novels I only read The Scarlet

    John
    TL DR Hawthorne is often overshadowed by others, but his work even the minor stories illustrate the complexities of human nature and invite us to deeply think about our own lives and values.When I decide to review a work, I generally do so because I feel that my thoughts can be of benefit to others I therefore have several misgivings about reviewing Hawthorne s The Celestial Railroad because I m not sure what I can add to over one hundred years of scholarship, debate, and reader feedback Review [...]

    Skylar Burris
    Hawthorne s talent lies in short story writing The Celestial Railroad and Other Stories is a fine collection of his stories, though I also recommend Twice Told Tales, which contains a number of stories not in this volume One of Hawthorne s lesser known works was chosen as the namesake of this volume The Celestial Railroad is not considered to be particularly profound, but I thought it was an extremely clever parody on Pilgrim s Progress The story dealt with a very serious temptation for Christia [...]

    Robert L.
    One interesting feature of Hawthorne s stories at least some of them is the questions left unanswered, or the ambiguity It allows the reader to extract his own meaning, and when we do that, often we see ourselves or our own experience in the story of one of his characters And, since Hawthorne writes about evil and good, the nature of men The Bosom Serpent , of their inner thoughts and heart, then it s not hard to find one s own experience in his stories So, now, the reader has a vivid, physical [...]

    Bill Ardis
    I tried to or was made to try to read The Scarlet Letter in high school All I remember is I thought Hawthorne was dull,and I did not like the book I have been reading Ordeal of the Union by Allan Nevins, and one chapter dealt with the development of American writers prior to the war Hawthorne was among the writers included in this discussion This inspired me to dig out this book I was given as a present years ago and see what I thought Hawthorne is not dull and I enjoyed his stories Some are bet [...]

    Nathan Eilers
    This group of short stories is superb Hawthorne s dark, Puritanical sensibilities can be overwhelming in large doses, but they add power to his short fiction Celestial Railroad showcases some of Hawthorne s finest works My Kinsman, Major Molineaux is a tale with a central mystery that s not revealed until the end The Ambitious Guest is haunting Young Goodman Brown is one of NH s most famous works and is frequently anthologized The title story is a parody of The Pilgrim s Progress and is excellen [...]

    Jeremy
    Hawthorne is a good writer Out of the 18 short stories included in this collection, I had read or at least heard of 7 of them, so it was good exposure to new writings by Hawthorne Of his novels, I ve read only The Scarlet Letter.Here is a blog post based on a note he included with Dr Heidegger s Experiment themundanemuse

    Brent
    I picked this paperback book up some time after being assigned to read Hawthorne s story Young Goodman Brown included here for 10th Grade English, I believe, whilst my former classmates were assigned to read The Scarlet Letter which I ve still never read.Hawthorne impressed me, though I didn t read this cover to cover He impresses me after reading a history of Salem, Massachusetts in his era.Recommended.

    Peter
    The stories in this slim volume successfully coalesce in a portrait of a moral and insightful writer, deeply aware of human foibles and the role of forgiveness and compassion What I didn t expect, but ended up enjoying the most about them, was his sly, sometimes subtle humor which threads through all the stories.

    Lily
    A terrific collection of Nathaniel Hawthorne s short stories My favorite stories within this compilation were The Birthmark, The Maypole of Merry Mount, and The Snow Image The afterword mentions the fact that these stories were inspired by Hawthorne s own interest in fairy lore.All and all, a worthwhile read.

    Debbie
    An excellent collection of short stories I read this book when I was in college and liked them even better than The Scarlett Letter Each story examines the sins that we try to hide from the rest of the world Being true to yourself in a Puritan world is no easy task

    Sophia
    I thought this story The Celestial Railroad was very good Sort of a take off of Pilgrims Progress.If you want to read it you can find the whole story online at wsu campbelld amlit c

    Rachel
    Hawthorne packs his short stories with symbolism, allusion, and meaning Each tale resounds with the reader as Hawthorne grapples with those Puritan values, human nature, and faith These stories definitely don t deserve to be overlooked by high school classrooms.

    Steven
    Among the books I was forced to read in high school, this is one I didn t mind reading and actually liked It s a collection of Nathaniel Hawthorne s short stories The ones that made an impression back in the tenth grade were My Kinsman, Major Molineux and Young Goodman Brown.

    J.Aleksandr Wootton
    Good stories, albeit slightly heavy handed on the moralizing But it s Hawthorne, so we would expect that.

    Missy
    I read this when I was young and wanted to be an academic I do love how Hawthorne writes.

    Erika RS
    Hawthorne is so very Puritan, but he is also a very interesting writer I would say that I like his writing, but do not really understand the cultural context he is coming from Still, twas fun.

    Jay griffith
    such beatiful symbology, i might swear that hawthorne is well initiated with the occult and slyly conforms to his society s ways enough to enlighten his peers in these short parables.

    Djorth
    If you ve heard the song Long Black Train by Confederate Railroad, you have to read The Celestial Railroad It will make you think twice about taking shortcuts in life.

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