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Mosses From An Old Manse

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Mosses from an Old Manse is a short story collection by Nathaniel Hawthorne, first published in 1846. The collection includes several previously-published short stories and is named in honor of The Old Manse where Hawthorne and his wife lived for the first three years of their marriage. A second edition was published in 1854, which added "Feathertop," "Passages from a Relinquished Work, and "Sketches from Memory."Many of the tales collected in "Mosses from an Old Manse" are allegories and, typical of Hawthorne, focus on the negative side of human nature. Hawthorne's friend Herman Melville noted this aspect in his review "Hawthorne and His Mosses": "This black conceit pervades him through and through. You may be witched by his sunlight, transported by the bright gildings in the skies he builds over you; but there is the blackness of darkness beyond; and even his bright gildings but fringe and play upon the edges of thunder-clouds." William Henry Channing reviewed the collection in The Harbinger and noted that its author "had been baptized in the deep waters of Tragedy" and his work was dark with only brief moments of "serene brightness" which was never brighter than "dusky twilight". (Summary by Wikipedia)

Mosses from an Old Manse is a short story collection by Nathaniel Hawthorne, first published in 1846. The collection includes several previously-published short stories and is named in honor of The Old Manse where Hawthorne and his wife lived for the first three years of their marriage. A second edition was published in 1854, which added "Feathertop," "Passages from a Relinquished Work, and "Sketches from Memory."Many of the tales collected in "Mosses from an Old Manse" are allegories and, typical of Hawthorne, focus on the negative side of human nature. Hawthorne's friend Herman Melville noted this aspect in his review "Hawthorne and His Mosses": "This black conceit pervades him through and through. You may be witched by his sunlight, transported by the bright gildings in the skies he builds over you; but there is the blackness of darkness beyond; and even his bright gildings but fringe and play upon the edges of thunder-clouds." William Henry Channing reviewed the collection in The Harbinger and noted that its author "had been baptized in the deep waters of Tragedy" and his work was dark with only brief moments of "serene brightness" which was never brighter than "dusky twilight". (Summary by Wikipedia)
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Mosses from an Old Manse is a short story collection by Nathaniel Hawthorne, first published in 1846. The collection includes several previously-published short stories and is named in honor of The Old Manse where Hawthorne and his wife lived for the first three years of their marriage. A second edition was published in 1854, which added "Feathertop," "Passages from a Relinquished Work, and "Sketches from Memory."Many of the tales collected in "Mosses from an Old Manse" are allegories and, typical of Hawthorne, focus on the negative side of human nature. Hawthorne's friend Herman Melville noted this aspect in his review "Hawthorne and His Mosses": "This black conceit pervades him through and through. You may be witched by his sunlight, transported by the bright gildings in the skies he builds over you; but there is the blackness of darkness beyond; and even his bright gildings but fringe and play upon the edges of thunder-clouds." William Henry Channing reviewed the collection in The Harbinger and noted that its author "had been baptized in the deep waters of Tragedy" and his work was dark with only brief moments of "serene brightness" which was never brighter than "dusky twilight". (Summary by Wikipedia)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

18h 10m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

29:25


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

26:26


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

22:40


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

00:01


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

39:17


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

39:21


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

34:27


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

48:38


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

21:13


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

47:16


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

37:22


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

55:12


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

39:44


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

34:11


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

56:11


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

34:56


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

33:25


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

22:09


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

24:16


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

30:52


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

31:42


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

48:54


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

52:31


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

36:16


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

48:34


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

53:58


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

38:08


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

38:45


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

18:39


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

46:03