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Title: The Minister's Black Veil: A Parable Title Record # 1590700
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Date: 1836-00-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Webpages: eldritchpress.org, Wikipedia-EN, YouTube
Language: English
Note: First published (as by "the author of Sights from a Steeple") in The Token, 1836. Although this story is not outright supernatural, it is vaguely fantastic, and onlookers in the story believe there to be a sort of ghostly relationship between the minister and a woman who died the day he began wearing the veil.
Synopsis: Mr. Hooper the minister begins wearing a black veil over his face for reasons no one knows. It seems to represent some secret sin. His fiancee, finding him too gloomy, breaks off their engagement, but he becomes a very effective preacher.
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Year Title
1836First published (as by "the author of Sights from a Steeple") in The Token, 1836. Although this story is not outright supernatural, it is vaguely fantastic, and onlookers in the story believe there to be a sort of ghostly relationship between the minister and a woman who died the day he began wearing the veil.
The Minister's Black Veil
Year Language Title
1967Translated by an unknown hand
French Le voile noir du ministre
1973Translated by Marc Logé
French Le voile noir du pasteur
1986Translated by Éric Jourdan and Julien Green (1986) for Jourdan's anthology : Entre chien et loup: anthologie de la peur.
French Le voile noir du pasteur

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Twice-Told Tales 1837-00-00 Nathaniel Hawthorne American Stationers Co.     334
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Twice-Told Tales 1842-00-00 Nathaniel Hawthorne James Munroe      
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Twice-Told Tales 1897-00-00 Nathaniel Hawthorne Maynard, Merrill, & Co.     148
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Twice-Told Tales 1907-00-00 Nathaniel Hawthorne Houghton Mifflin     ix+
597
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American 1909-00-00 ed. Julian Hawthorne The Review of Reviews Co.     370
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
American Mystery Stories 1927-00-00 ed. Carolyn Wells Oxford University Press, USA     xi+
232
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
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?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni  
The Best Known Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne 1941-00-00 Nathaniel Hawthorne Literary Classics     379
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The Celestial Railroad and Other Stories 1963-00-00 Nathaniel Hawthorne Signet / New American Library (Signet Classic)     301
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
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Classic American Short Stories 1964-00-00 ed. Editor of Classic American Short Stories Barron's Educational Series   $0.75 vii+
248
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
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Twice-Told Tales 1965-00-00 Nathaniel Hawthorne Airmont Books (Airmont Classics #66) CL66 $0.60 288
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
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Les chefs-d'œuvre du fantastique?Les chefs-d'oeuvre du fantastique
1967-00-00 ed. Jacques Bergier, Alex Grall, Jacques Sternberg Planète (Anthologie Planète)     480
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Christian Broutin  
The Birthmark and Other Stories 1968-00-00 Nathaniel Hawthorne Scholastic Book Services (Master Storytellers Series) TK-700 $0.60 240
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
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Selected Tales and Sketches 1970-00-00 Nathaniel Hawthorne Rinehart (Rinehart Editions #33) 0-03-079790-X   xxvi+
627
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
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La vieille fille blanche et autres contes fantastiques 1973-00-00 Nathaniel Hawthorne Marabout (Bibliothèque Marabout - Fantastique #454)     249
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
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Tales and Sketches 1982-00-00 Nathaniel Hawthorne The Library of America (The Library of America #2) 0-940450-03-8   1493
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Entre chien et loup: anthologie de la peur 1986-10-00 ed. Éric Jourdan Maren Sell 2-87604-002-6 F98.00 361
unknown?The publication record was created from a secondary source and the publication format is unknown.
anth
Arnold Böcklin?Arnold Boecklin
 
Selected Tales and Sketches 1987-00-00 Nathaniel Hawthorne Penguin Books (US) (Penguin Classics) 0-14-039057-X   xl+
440
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
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Anthologie de la peur: Entre chien et loup 1989-04-00 ed. Éric Jourdan Seuil (Points #L202) 2-02-010687-6   384
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Salvador Dali  
Twice-Told Tales 1989-10-00 Nathaniel Hawthorne Reader's Digest 0-89577-332-5   335
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Young Goodman Brown and Other Stories 1995-08-00 Nathaniel Hawthorne Penguin Books (Penguin 60s #94) 0-14-600094-3 $0.95 89
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Michael Sweerts  
Haunting Tales 1998-09-00 Nathaniel Hawthorne Apple / Scholastic (Apple Classics) 0-590-76373-3 $1.95 86
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
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Dr. Heidegger's Experiment and Other Stories 1999-00-00 Nathaniel Hawthorne Köln: Könemann 3-8290-3100-9 $7.95 347
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll A. Bollett  
Twice-Told Tales 2001-00-00 Nathaniel Hawthorne Modern Library (Modern Library Classics) 0-375-75788-0   xxiv+
405
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
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Twice-Told Tales 2004-10-11 Nathaniel Hawthorne Project Gutenberg 13707    
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
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The Portable Hawthorne 2005-00-00 Nathaniel Hawthorne Penguin Books (US) 0-14-303928-8 $18.00 xxii+
439
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
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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?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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The Best Horror Short Stories 1800-1849: A Classic Horror Anthology 2010-00-00 ed. Andrew Barger Bottletree Classics 978-1-933747-22-4 $12.98 250
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
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Twice-Told Tales 2010-08-06 Nathaniel Hawthorne Gray Rabbit Publications 978-1-60459-945-9 $11.99 312
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
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The Collected Supernatural and Weird Fiction of Nathaniel Hawthorne: Volume 3 2011-12-12 Nathaniel Hawthorne Leonaur Ltd 978-0-85706-803-3 £22.99 540
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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The Collected Supernatural and Weird Fiction of Nathaniel Hawthorne: Volume 3 2011-12-12 Nathaniel Hawthorne Leonaur Ltd 978-0-85706-804-0 £14.99 540
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
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Twice-Told Tales 2012-06-14 Nathaniel Hawthorne ReadHowYouWant 978-1-4250-3242-5 $19.99 440
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
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Short Ghost and Horror Collection 017 2012-08-12 ed. LibriVox LibriVox   $0.00  
digital audio download?Digital recording in any format that is downloaded directly from the Internet. This category includes podcasts.
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Points of View: An Anthology of Short Stories date unknown ed. Kenneth R. McElheny, James Moffett Mentor / New American Library 0-451-61959-5 $3.50 576
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
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Twice-Told Tales date unknown Nathaniel Hawthorne Airmont Books (Airmont Classics #66) 0-8049-0066-3   288
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
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Tales and Sketches date unknown Nathaniel Hawthorne The Library of America (The Library of America #2) 0-940450-03-8 $39.50 1493
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Checkmark
The Complete Novels and Selected Tales of Nathaniel Hawthorne date unknown Nathaniel Hawthorne Modern Library (Modern Library Classics)     xvi+
1223
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni  
Selected Tales and Sketches date unknown Nathaniel Hawthorne Penguin Books (US) (Penguin Classics) 0-14-039057-X $10.95 xl+
440
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
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