Title: The Man of Adamant

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Title: The Man of Adamant Title Record # 1029374
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Date: 1837-00-00
Variant Title of: The Man of Adamant: An Apologue (by Nathaniel Hawthorne ) [may list more publications, awards, reviews, votes and covers]
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: English
Note: First published (as by "the author of The Gentle Boy") in the Token, 1837.
Synopsis: Richard Digby is a Puritan who considers himself more pure in his religion than anyone else. He travels into the wilderness in order to find a place where his prayers will not be "mingled with the sinful supplications of the multitude." After three days he is visited by a young woman he once knew who appears angelic and begs him to return to the community. He sends her away angrily, before dying of (literal and figurative) hardening of the heart. In fact, she is a ghost or heavenly messenger.
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Publications

Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog# Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
The Snow-Image and Uncollected Tales 1974-00-00 Nathaniel Hawthorne Ohio State University Press (Centenary Edition of the Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne #11) 0-8142-0204-7   xi+
488
hc? coll  
American Gothic Tales 1996-12-00 ed. Joyce Carol Oates Plume / Penguin 0-452-27489-3 $14.95 viii+
544
tp? anth Albert Pinkham Ryder  
American Gothic Tales 1997-00-00 ed. Joyce Carol Oates Plume / Penguin / BCE 14636   viii+
544
hc? anth Checkmark
The Snow-Image and Other Stories of the SuperNatural 2008-10-23 Nathaniel Hawthorne Tartarus Press 978-1-905784-09-7 32.50 xvi+
417
hc? coll  
Hawthorne After Dark: 22 Strange Stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne 2009-00-00 Nathaniel Hawthorne Coachwhip Publications 978-1-61646-003-7 $12.95 314 tp? coll  
American Gothic Tales date unknown ed. Joyce Carol Oates Plume / Penguin 0-452-27489-3 $14.95 544 tp? anth Albert Pinkham Ryder Checkmark
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