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The Minotaur By Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • In the puritanical Boston of the 17th Century, a woman gives birth after committing adultery. That woman, Hester Prynne, choses to create a new life for herself in the face of adversity rather than succumb to what is expected of her. She will not name the father. Her decision opens up the tension between religious life and the true grace of God, and...

    Publisher : The Floating Press
    published : 2008
  • Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers alike to gain a deeper and more developed understanding of the writer and their work. Set two centuries before Hawthorne?s own time, The...

    Publisher : Pocket Books
    published : 2004
  • A level 4 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. Written for Learners of English by John Escott.Scarlet is the colour of sin, and the letter ?A? stands for ?Adultery?. In the 1600s, in Boston, Massachusetts, love was allowed only between a husband and a wife. A child born outside marriage was a child of sin.Hester Prynne must wear the scarlet letter...

    Publisher : Oxford University Press
    published : 2012
  • In this collection of tales for children Hawthorne retells six famous Greek myths: Circe's Palace, The Dragon's Teeth, The Golden Fleece, The Minotaur, The Pomegranate Seeds, and The Pygmies. The original stories were altered considerably so that they would be suitable for young readers.

    Publisher : Electric Book Company
    published : 1999
  • In a sleepy little New England village stands a dark, weather-beaten, many-gabled house. This brooding mansion is haunted by a centuries-old curse that casts the shadow of ancestral sin upon the last four members of the distinctive Pyncheon family. Mysterious deaths threaten the living. Musty documents nestle behind hidden panels carrying the secret...

    Publisher : Random House Publishing Group
    published : 2007
  • In The Scarlet Letter , Nathaniel Hawthorne takes readers back to the puritan days of the American colonies, into a society as unforgiving as its harsh New England winters. The story of Hester Prynne, who bears a scarlet A? upon her breast as a symbol of her adultery, and that of her pious lover who atones in tormented silence, is one that has captivated...

    Publisher : Thunder Bay Press
    published : 2014
  • The residents of the Blithedale farm wish to make it into a modern Arcadia, free from the pollution of society. But they form such a varied, self-interested group, that their efforts are in vain. The misogynistic Hollingsworth wants to turn it into a sanctuary for reformed criminals; the exotic feminist Zenobia is helplessly attracted to Hollingsworth;...

    Publisher : The Floating Press
    published : 2010
  • In an old, gloomy New England mansion, a woman opens a shop to support her brother, recently returned from prison. She takes on a border, and a distant relative--a beautiful, lively young woman--comes to live with them as well. The fragile bond between this group is shaken by the secret history of the house and their wealthy cousin who wants to take...

    Publisher : The Floating Press
    published : 2010
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne?s Twice Told Tales is a collection of previously published short stories which reflect the author?s continuing preoccupation with the ethical problems of sin, punishment and atonement. Beautifully written and intriguing pieces, these tales have engrossed readers for generations.

    Publisher : Electric Book Company
    published : 1999
  • With stark power and emotional depth, Hawthorne's masterpiece explores sin, guilt, and redemption in a story of adultery in the early days of the Massachusetts Colony.

    Publisher : Dover Publications
    published : 2012