Title: Drowne's Wooden Image

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Title: Drowne's Wooden Image Title Record # 1079476
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Date: 1844-07-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: English
Note: First published in Godey's Magazine and Lady's Book, July 1844.
Synopsis: "Drowne, a woodcarver who has established a reputation for producing adequate but not inspired figures, accepts a commission from Captain Hunnewell to carve a specific figurehead for Hunnewell's ship the Cynosure. As he works upon the carving, Drowne becomes more engaged with his artistry and more aware of the potential to convey the energy and dynamism of the human form in sculpture. Like Pygmalion, whose myth inspires this tale, Drowne falls in love with his creation and wishes it were real. Hawthorne reveals that a living version of this figure does exist when she [a woman from Portugal] appears in the company of Captain Hunnewell. The carved figure of the mysterious lady is Drowne's one great success; afterward he returns to being 'the mechanical carver in wood, without the power even of appreciating the work that his own hands had wrought." -- Dr. Melissa Pennell
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1973 French La statue de bois

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog# Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Mosses from an Old Manse 1846-00-00 Nathaniel Hawthorne Wiley and Putnam     207+
211
hc? coll  
Mosses from an Old Manse 1854-00-00 Nathaniel Hawthorne Ticknor and Fields     286+
297
hc? coll Checkmark
The Complete Novels and Selected Tales of Nathaniel Hawthorne 1937-00-00 Nathaniel Hawthorne Modern Library (The Modern Library of the World's Best Books)     xvi+
1223
hc? omni  
La vieille fille blanche et autres contes fantastiques 1973-00-00 Nathaniel Hawthorne Marabout (Bibliothèque Marabout - Fantastique #454)     249 pb? coll Checkmark
Tales and Sketches 1982-00-00 Nathaniel Hawthorne The Library of America (The Library of America #2) 0-940450-03-8   1493 hc? omni  
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  
The Collected Supernatural and Weird Fiction of Nathaniel Hawthorne: Volume 1 2011-12-12 Nathaniel Hawthorne Leonaur Ltd 978-0-85706-799-9 £22.99 544 hc? coll  
The Collected Supernatural and Weird Fiction of Nathaniel Hawthorne: Volume 1 2011-12-12 Nathaniel Hawthorne Leonaur Ltd 978-0-85706-800-2 £14.99 544 tp? coll  
Tales and Sketches date unknown Nathaniel Hawthorne The Library of America (The Library of America #2) 0-940450-03-8 $39.50 1493 hc? omni Checkmark
The Complete Novels and Selected Tales of Nathaniel Hawthorne date unknown Nathaniel Hawthorne Modern Library (Modern Library Classics)     xvi+
1223
hc? omni  
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