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  • Publication: Tales and SketchesPublication Record # 636108
  • Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Date: date unknown
  • ISBN: 0-940450-03-8 [978-0-940450-03-5]
  • Publisher: The Library of America
  • Pub. Series: The Library of America
  • Pub. Series #: 2
  • Price: $39.50
  • Pages: 1493
  • Format:
    hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
  • Type: OMNIBUS
  • Notes:
    • "Roy Harvey Pearce wrote the notes and chronology and selected the contents for this volume"
    • This omnibus is in three parts: All tales and sketches apart from the two children's collections, in the order that they appeared at their first publication; A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys; and Tanglewood Tales for Girls and Boys.
    • The text is that of the Centenary Edition (University of Ohio, 196274).
    • Some excerpts from the Note on the Text:
      • "The present volume gathers together all the tales and sketches collected by the author, as well as those which remained uncollected during his lifetime, and rearranges them in the order of their first appearance before the American public.... The chronological arrangement has been... adjusted slightly, so that... "Legends of the Province-House," a set of framed tales first published separately in the Democratic Review (183839), may be read as [an] integrated literary [unit], as Hawthorne intended...."
      • "Because Hawthorne made various corrections and revisions to the collected versions of the tales and sketches, the texts of the periodical versions have not been adopted. The texts here printed are those established by the Centenary Edition of Hawthorne's Works.... These are unmodernized, critical texts.... In several instances [including "The Threefold Destiny," "The Sister Years," "The Hall of Fantasy," and "P.'s Correspondence"], Hawthorne made substantial deletions in preparing the collected versions, and these deletions are considered authoritativeby the Centenary. In addition, Hawthorne occasionally altered the titles of his works for the collections, and the altered titles are also considered authoritative...."
      • "Omitted from the present collection are several sketches attributed to Hawthorne by the Centenary editors [including "The Battle Omen" and "Graves and Goblins"] because the evidence for Hawthorne's authorship of these tales is not as strong as that for other attributed pieces."
    • The chronology (pp. 1471-1476) and story notes (pp. 1483-1493) have not been indexed here.
    • Tenth printing, date unknown. It can be no earlier than 1994, which is the copyright date of the cover design per back flap, and no later than 2001, which is the date of the library acquisition stamp inside the cover.
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Omnibus Title: Tales and Sketches • (1982) • omnibus by Nathaniel Hawthorne

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