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In 'The Vision of the Fountain,' part of the acclaimed 'Twice Told Tales' collection, Nathaniel Hawthorne invites the reader to delve into a reflective piece brimming with the thematic intricacies for which he is renowned. This work, emblematic of Hawthorne's rich allegorical style, explores the profound depths of human experience and moral complexities. DigiCat Publishing's meticulous reproduction of this classic piece contributes to its preservation and accessibility, duly recognizing its significance within the literary canon. Through Hawthorne's nuanced prose, the story, set within a clear historical context, transcends its era to pose timeless questions and provide a melancholy meditation on human nature and the transformative power of memory and the inevitable passage of time.

Nathaniel Hawthorne's literary genius lies in his ability to craft narratives that intertwine moral allegory with Puritan history. 'The Vision of the Fountain' stands as a testament to this ability, showcasing Hawthorne's preoccupation with the moral struggles of his characters and society at large. The author's Puritan ancestry and his experiences in Salem are intimately connected with his storytelling, infusing the tales with a sense of authenticity and a deep understanding of human frailty and the complexities of sin, punishment, and atonement.

This edition of 'The Vision of the Fountain' is recommended for readers who cherish the beauty of 19th-century prose and appreciate literature that provokes introspection. Hawthorne's narrative serves as an exemplary piece of storytelling that remains poignant and relevant in contemporary discussions of human nature. It is a vital addition to the collection of those drawn to classic literature and who seek to engage with the universal themes woven through the very fabric of human history and the literary tradition that reflects upon it.


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Nathaniel Hawthorne
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Peso (Físico)
Tamaño Archivo (Virtual)
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Formato Electrónico (Virtual)
The Vision of the Fountain (From "Twice Told Tales")
Biografía del Autor
<p>Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) remains a towering figure in American literature, celebrated for his rich psychological insight and dark romanticism. Born on July 4, in Salem, Massachusetts, Hawthorne\'s Puritan ancestry and the Salem witch trials\' legacy significantly shaped his themes and motifs. A graduate of Bowdoin College, Hawthorne\'s early career was marked by a struggle to gain recognition, but he eventually emerged as a master of the short story and the novel, with a particular emphasis on moral conflicts and the complexities of sin and redemption. His story \'The Vision of the Fountain,\' from the \'Twice Told Tales\' collection, showcases his literary style in its allegorical power and symbolic imagery. Hawthorne\'s novel \'The Scarlet Letter\' (1850) is often deemed his magnum opus, delving into themes of legalism, guilt, and societal judgment in Puritan New England. His other notable works include \'The House of the Seven Gables\' (1851), \'The Blithedale Romance\' (1852), and \'The Marble Faun\' (1860). Drawing on his New England roots, Hawthorne cultivated a distinctively American gothic sensibility, blending the supernatural with a keen historicism, evident in both his novels and his tales. Despite his reputation for gloominess, Hawthorne\'s work also evidences a deep empathy for human imperfection and a subtle critique of the cultural forces that shape individual destiny.</p>
ISBN: 8596547181477
Referencia: BW1037927793

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