It is a short story, but the story is still good. A boy waits for the man who looks like a Great Stone Face to appear.
Exensive quotes and snippets of peotry written in throughot this copy in fine script period hand. It was a small nook among the hills, with a gray precipice behind, the stern front of which was relieved by the pleasant foliage of many creeping plants that made a tapestry for the naked rock, by hanging their festoons from all its rugged angles. James Patterson. In this bleak realm of upper air nothing breathed, nothing grew; there was no life but what was concentrated in their two hearts; they had climbed so high that Nature herself seemed no longer to keep them company. Battleblast was heard, beseeching a blessing on the good things set before them, and on the distinguished friend of peace in whose honor they were assembled. But I was wishing we had a good farm in Bartlett, or Bethlehem, or Littleton, or some other township round the White Mountains; but not where they could tumble on our heads. Gathergold had become so very rich that it would have taken him a hundred years only to count his wealth, he bethought himself of his native valley, and resolved to go back thither, and end his days where he was born.
In this book there are few people who everyone thinks they look like the Great Stone Face. After reading this book, I learned that to be a person whom everyone admires, I don't need wealth, good speech or strength. I only need intelligence and everyone will admire me. Aug 22, lynn rated it really liked it. Tales of the White Mountains. Legends of the area tied to the wonders of the Old Man of the Mountain, who is no longer with us, the infamous tragedy of the Willey landslide and Mt. Also a story of when Nathaniel Hawthorne himself visited the area.
Fun read, great descriptions, thought provoking. Oct 14, Jack rated it really liked it Shelves: owned. Examples of good moral literature from Hawthorne.
The stories within are basically long fables with moral lessons about faith, ambition, and home. Mar 06, Ann rated it it was amazing. I love this type of inspiring story. Short, sweet and worth every minute! Jul 05, Amanda rated it it was amazing. I liked reading this.
"The Great Stone Face" is a short story published by Nathaniel Hawthorne in The story reappeared in a full-length book, The Snow-Image, and Other Twice-Told Tales, published by Ticknor, Reed & Fields in It has since been republished. The Great Stone Face and Other Tales of the White Mountains and millions of other books are available for instant access. view Kindle eBook | view Audible.
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About Nathaniel Hawthorne. Nathaniel Hawthorne. 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 In , he published Twice-Told Nathaniel Hawthorne was a 19th century American novelist and short story writer.
He worked at a Custom House and joined a Transcendentalist Utopian community, before marrying Peabody in The Scarlet Letter was published in , followed by a succession of other novels. Place of Birth: Salem, Massachusetts. Place of Death: Plymouth, New Hampshire. Education: Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, Average Review. Write a Review.
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