• Sur la place publique de Boston, les honorables paroissiens estiment qu'il aurait fallu, au moins, marquer le front d'Hester Prynne au fer rouge. Au lieu de quoi, elle ne devra porter sur sa poitrine qu'une lettre écarlate, afin de rappeler à tous son crime odieux : l'adultère et le bébé qui en est né. Comble de scandale, la lettre qu'elle a brodée, exubérante, la pare comme un bijou. Dans la Nouvelle Angleterre du XVIIe siècle, forgée par le puritanisme, la jeune femme est mise au ban de la société. Mais l'humiliation publique n'est qu'un aspect de la peine : la colère du mari trahi et la culpabilité qui ronge le père de l'enfant vont se révéler des poisons bien plus terribles.

  • Mais à quelle mystérieuse occupation se livre donc le jeune Owen Warland, horloger de son état, connu pour sa fabuleuse habileté ? Certains prétendent qu'il est à la recherche du mouvement perpétuel. Mais à chaque fois, le résultat de ses nuits de labeur acharné se brise dès que quelqu'un s'en approche. Il connaît le désespoir, la tentation du renoncement. Seule la jeune fille dont il est amoureux devine qu'il essaie d'insuffler la vie dans la matière. Cette nouvelle mi-réaliste mi-fantastique est bien sûr une parabole sur la création artistique et la place du beau dans ce monde. À travers le personnage de Warland, à la fois sublime et pathétique, incompris et proche de la folie, Hawthorne a livré un portrait de lui-même qui révèle la profondeur de ses tourments intimes.



  • Les seize histoires réunies dans Contes étranges ont été rédigées au cours des vingt années qui précédèrent la publication du chef-d'oeuvre de Nathaniel Hawthorne, La Lettre écarlate (1850). Les choix établis par Edouard-Auguste Spoll mettent en lumière les multiples facettes du talent de l'auteur. De La Marque de naissance à La Grande Figure de pierre en passant par Mr Wakefield ou L'Image de neige, ils témoignent de la maîtrise absolue de l'auteur quand il s'agit d'analyser la condition humaine et la société puritaine.

  • Le Livre des merveilles est un recueil de récits de la mythologie grecque racontés aux enfants par le célèbre romancier américain Nathaniel Hawthorne. Bien que le livre date du XIXe siècle, il continue à faire figure de référence mondiale en matière d'adaptation de la mythologie pour les jeunes lecteurs. L'ouvrage se présente comme une juxtaposition de deux narrations. Le récit-cadre présente un étudiant du Williams College, Eustace Bright, qui entreprend d'initier un groupe d'enfants aux légendes de la Grèce antique.
    Dans ses magnifiques récits, le conteur fait trembler les enfants avec Percée face à la Méduse (La Tête de la Gorgone) ; il leur fait suivre Hercule sur le chemin du jardin des Hespérides (Les Trois pommes d'Or) ; il les initie à la tragédie de Midas (La Touche d'Or) ; il leur fait partager les misères et le bonheur de Philémon et Baucis (La Cruche miraculeuse) ; il leur fait découvrir avec le héros Bellérophon la difficulté de vaincre une créature malfaisante (La Chimère) ; il les avertit avec Pandore de la facilité avec laquelle les malheurs peuvent s'abattre sur les hommes (Le Paradis des enfants).

  • An old man named Philemon and his wife, Baucis, graciously show hospitality to strangers who turn out to be, none other than Mercury, messenger of the Gods and old Jupiter, Father of us all. From an empty pitcher, milk flows endlessly. Find out what happens to the mean villagers when the valley fills with water. Who is Quicksilver and why does he have wings on his feet?Optimized for Kindle devices and featuring Panel Zoom facility. Lovingly created from 1953 to 1969, Classics Illustrated Junior continues to bring joy and wonder to young children through beautifully-illustrated adaptations of the world's most beloved fairy tales and stories by the world's greatest authors.A collection of Classics Illustrated Junior books is a great way to encourage reading and adventure in any young child.

  • Goodman Brown is a young man who leads a normal and peaceful life with his wife Faith. However one evening, he leaves his wife and heads out to the forest. He has to run an unknown and urgent errand. There, he meets an old man who strangely resembles Brown a lot. Together, they walk deeper in the woods and suddenly Brown hears Faith's voice coming from an unknown direction. He runs angrily through the forest when he stumbles upon a strange ceremony. Goodman Brown's adventure through the woods is a symbol for his journey into self-scrutiny. But is he being tortured through a dream or it this all reality?

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Nathaniel Hawthorne was an American author who lived in the period 1804-1864. He is best known as novelist and short-story writer. His literary style belongs to dark romanticism. Morality, religion, guilt and sin were topics he often took up in his stories. History, symbolism and psychology were also often intertwined in his works. To this day, he is considered to be one of the greatest fiction writers in American literature. Some of Hawthorne's most popular novels are "The Scarlet Letter", "The House of Seven Gables" and "The Marble Faun".

  • Tales of the White Mountains. An engaging and satisfying collection of four short stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne, revolving around the mountains of New Hampshire, from 1850 when the Old Man of the Mountain still stood. Contains the following stories: "The Great Stone Face", "The Ambitious Guest", "The Great Carbuncle", and "Sketches From Memory".

  • In una colonia della Nuova Inghilterra del 17esimo secolo, una folla si raduna per le strade. Tutti gli occhi sono puntati sulla giovane Hester Prynne. I paesani puritani sono qui per assistere alla sua punizione. Ma questa cupa scena di umiliazione pubblica è solo l'inizio del percorso di espiazione di Hester. "La lettera scarlatta" parla di come un singolo atto di passione proibita possa cambiare per sempre le vite di tre persone. Considerato il primo romanzo psicologico d'America, il capolavoro di Nathaniel Hawthorne è una stupefacente riflessione sul peccato, la colpa, la vergogna e il terribile prezzo dell'esclusione dalla società.



    Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) è uno scrittore americano di racconti e romanzi, vicino alla cerchia del trascendentalismo. Le sue opere principali includono "La lettera scarlatta" (1850) e "La casa dei sette abbaini" (1851).

  • There once lived a very rich king called Midas who believed that nothing was more precious than gold. So begins this imaginative retelling of the myth of the man with the golden touch. When a mysterious stranger offers to grant King Midas a wish, the king does not hesitate: He wishes that all he touches would turn to gold. To his delight, his wish is granted and he soon sets about transforming his ordinary palace into a place of golden beauty. But to his dismay, when he accidentally turns his beloved daughter Marigold, into a golden statue, Midas learns that what at first seems a blessing can also become a curse.Optimized for Kindle devices and featuring Panel Zoom facility. Lovingly created from 1953 to 1969, Classics Illustrated Junior continues to bring joy and wonder to young children through beautifully-illustrated adaptations of the world's most beloved fairy tales and stories by the world's greatest authors.A collection of Classics Illustrated Junior books is a great way to encourage reading and adventure in any young child.

  • This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Novels (All 8 Unabridged Hawthorne Novels and Romances)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
    Table of Contents:
    Fanshawe
    The Scarlet Letter
    The House of the Seven Gables
    The Blithedale Romance
    The Marble Faun or The Romance of Monte Beni (Transformation)
    The Dolliver Romance (unfinished)
    Septimius Felton or, the Elixir of Life
    Doctor Grimshawe's Secret: A romance (unfinished)
    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. Between about 1825 and 1850, he developed his talent by writing short fiction and the novel Fanshawe (1828). Then he gained international fame for his novel The Scarlet Letter, a masterpiece of American literature.

  • This carefully crafted ebook: "Collected Short Stories: More than 70 Short Stories in one volume" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
    Table of Contents:
    Twice-Told Tales
    Mosses from an Old Manse, and other stories
    The Snow Image and other stories
    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. Between about 1825 and 1850, he developed his talent by writing short fiction and the novel Fanshawe (1828). Then he gained international fame for his novel The Scarlet Letter, a masterpiece of American literature.

  • Este ebook presenta "La letra escarlata (texto completo, con índice activo)" con un sumario dinámico y detallado.
    La letra escarlata es una novela de Nathaniel Hawthorne, publicada en 1850. Está enmarcada en la puritana Nueva Inglaterra de principios del siglo XVII. Relata la historia de Hester Prynne, una mujer acusada de adulterio y condenada a llevar en su pecho una letra "A", de adúltera, que la marque. Ella no revela la identidad del padre de su hija, y trata de vivir en una sociedad injusta e hipócrita con dignidad. En la novela, Hawthorne trata los temas de la gracia divina, la justicia y el castigo.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804 - 1864) fue un novelista y cuentista estadounidense. Es considerado figura clave en el desarrollo de la literatura norteamericana en sus orígenes. Hawthorne es conocido sobre todo por sus relatos breves -que él llamó "cuentos"-, muchas veces de contenido siniestro, al gusto de la época, y por sus cuatro novelas largas: La letra escarlata (1850), La casa de los siete tejados (1851), La novela de Blithedale (1852) y El fauno de mármol (1860).

  • Der Roman spielt im Boston des 17. Jahrhunderts. Puritanisches Denken und Leben prägt den Lebenswandel der Bevlkerung. Inmitten lebt Hester, deren Mann auf eigentümliche Weise verschwunden ist. Während seiner Abwesendheit wird sie schwanger und wird als Ehebrecherin Verurteilt. Noch in der Haft gebärt sie ihre Tochter Perle. Nach der Haftentlassung muss sie drei Stunden am Pranger stehen und als lebenslängliche Strafe den Buch scharlachroten Buchstaben "E" für "Ehebrecherin" tragen.

  • Monstre à corps d'homme et à tête de taureau, le Minautore est enfermé dans le Labyrinthe, construit par Dédale. Il inspire crainte et terreur car ses repas sont composés de victimes humaines. Seul Thésée, célèbre héros grec peut sauver les athéniens de la terrifiante bête, par son courage et grâce au fil d'Ariane.

  • « Vous a-t-on jamais parlé des pommes d'or qui mûrissaient au jardin des Hespérides ? Ah, quelles pommes, le boisseau se vendrait à un bon prix si l'on en trouvait dans nos vergers d'aujourd'hui. Mais leur greffe est perdue... »

  • Les enfants vivent dans un monde féerique, insouciants, s'adonnant aux jeux et à la gourmandise lorsque la curiosité les attirent vers un interdit. C'est alors qu'un nuage sombre s'abat sur cet univers paradisiaque... Voici deux contes pour enfant librement inspiré de la mythologie grecque. La boite de Pandore et Le pichet magique.

  • La Chimère, effroyable monstre à la tête de lion et à la queue de serpent dévore tous les êtres humains qu'elle rencontre. À l'opposé Pégase, le célèbre cheval ailé suscite l'admiration de tous. Le jeune héros Bellérophon parvient à dompter, avec l'aide d'Athéna, l'animal merveilleux. Ensemble, ils vont affronter la Chimère.

  • Les Gorgones, aux têtes auréolées de serpents et aux ailes écaillées ont le pouvoir maléfique de changer quiconque les regarde en statue de pierre. Persée, qui doit ramener la tête de Méduse, seule Gorgone mortelle, doit faire preuve de ruse et de courage pour éviter d'être pétrifié. Mais les dieux Hermès et Athena l'accompagnent dans cette redoutable épreuve.

  • Le Roi Midas veut que se change en or tout ce qu'il touche : tel est son profond désir, tel est son voeu le plus cher, tel est son feu sacré en quelque sorte. L'or qu'il désire posséder ne sera-t-il point le foyer de tout plaisir et de tout pouvoir ? Car tout s'achète, en effet ; et qui veut devenir ou devient riche est tenté de tout posséder et séduit par le plaisir et le pouvoir illimité. Seule compte la satisfaction de son désir démesuré de possession. Mais, justement, la démesure du désir est telle qu'elle devient un feu dévorant toute chose. Tout aliment et toute boisson que touche le roi Midas se transforment en or : il se meurt donc de faim et de soif.

  • Dr. Giacomo Rappaccini is a scientist who grows poisonous plants in his garden. The only person who can tend to the plants is his own daughter Beatrice who has not only become resistant to poison but is also poisonous herself. Rappaccini and his daughter lead a secluded life, distanced from other people and reality. However, one day the young student Giovanni Guasconti sees Beatrice and immediately falls in love with her. Giovanni's mentor Baglioni warns the poor boy but Giovanni's feelings are stronger than anything. So he enters the poisonous garden. What will be the consequences for him and will he and Beatrice be able to be together? Find out in Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Rappaccini's Daughter".

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Nathaniel Hawthorne was an American author who lived in the period 1804-1864. He is best known as novelist and short-story writer. His literary style belongs to dark romanticism. Morality, religion, guilt and sin were topics he often took up in his stories. History, symbolism and psychology were also often intertwined in his works. To this day, he is considered to be one of the greatest fiction writers in American literature. Some of Hawthorne's most popular novels are "The Scarlet Letter", "The House of Seven Gables" and "The Marble Faun".

  • A young traveler is up on a mountain when night falls and he finds shelter with a family that lives nearby. They make friendly conversation and the visitor shares his dreams and goals to achieve great things in life. Their conversation is however interrupted by the sound of rocks falling from the slope. Are they in danger? Find out in Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Ambitious Guest".

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Nathaniel Hawthorne was an American author who lived in the period 1804-1864. He is best known as novelist and short-story writer. His literary style belongs to dark romanticism. Morality, religion, guilt and sin were topics he often took up in his stories. History, symbolism and psychology were also often intertwined in his works. To this day, he is considered to be one of the greatest fiction writers in American literature. Some of Hawthorne's most popular novels are "The Scarlet Letter", "The House of Seven Gables" and "The Marble Faun".

  • Owen Warland is a genius who wants to create things and break the limitations set by the society and the people surrounding him. He is deeply misunderstood and he often quits his innovative projects when people advise him to take up something more "practical". After many failed attempts to fit in, he finally breaks away from society and finds peace in nature. Will he finally get to finish the creation of his lifetime and will it all have been in vain? Find out in Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Mechanical Butterfly".

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Nathaniel Hawthorne was an American author who lived in the period 1804-1864. He is best known as novelist and short-story writer. His literary style belongs to dark romanticism. Morality, religion, guilt and sin were topics he often took up in his stories. History, symbolism and psychology were also often intertwined in his works. To this day, he is considered to be one of the greatest fiction writers in American literature. Some of Hawthorne's most popular novels are "The Scarlet Letter", "The House of Seven Gables" and "The Marble Faun".

  • La letra escarlata narra la historia de Hesner Prynne, una mujer acusada de adulterio y condenada a un castigo infame: Llevar marcada en el pecho la letra A, por adúltera.

  • Le Livre des merveilles (A Wonder-Book for Boys and Girls), est un recueil de nouvelles pour enfants de Nathaniel Hawthorne publié en 1852. Il y réécrit plusieurs récits de la mythologie grecque. Les histoires racontées sont les suivantes : The Gorgon's Head (la tête de la Gorgone, Persée), The Golden Touch (le toucher d'or, Midas), The Paradise of Children (le paradis des enfants, Pandore), The Three Golden Apples (les trois pommes d'or, un des douze Travaux d'Héraclès), The Miraculous Pitcher (Philémon et Baucis), The Chimæra (la chimère, Bellérophon). Extrait : «~Il serait bien fâcheux, dit-il, qu'un homme de mon érudition (pour ne pas parler de l'originalité de son imaginative) ne fût pas capable d'offrir chaque jour une histoire différente à des enfants comme vous. Écoutez bien~; je vais vous dire un de ces contes de nourrice, inventés pour amuser la Terre, notre vieille, vieille grand-mère, quand elle était petite fille en jupon et en sarrau. Il y en a une centaine, et je n'en reviens pas de ce qu'ils n'ont point été recueillis dans des livres d'images destinés aux petites filles et aux petits garçons. Au lieu de cela, les barbes grises se creusent la tête à les étudier dans de gros bouquins grecs couverts de poussière, et cherchent à savoir comment et pourquoi ils ont été inventés.

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