Title: The Artist of the Beautiful

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Title: The Artist of the Beautiful Title Record # 78506
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Date: 1844-06-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: English
Note: First published in the United States Magazine and Democratic Review, June 1844.
Synopsis: "Slim and delicate, fascinated by the ideal, [the artist Owen] Warland stands in sharp contrast both to the shrewd Yankee, Peter Hovenden, who is also the father of Annie, the woman Warland loves, and to Robert Danforth, the physically powerful, good natured, but intellectually limited blacksmith who takes Annie for his wife. From the outset Warland's dream is to imbue a mechanism with spirit.... On and off throughout the tale he devotes energy to this project and ultimately creates an excruciatingly delicate butterfly that he offers as a belated wedding gift to Annie and Robert. The butterfly delights Annie, interests Robert, earns the scorn of old Peter Hovenden and is finally crushed in the infantile but mighty grasp of the child who bears an uncanny and malignant resemblance to his grandfather, Peter Hovenden, the man whose coarse and ill humored temperament has been the bane of Warland's existence. The destruction of Warland's life work, however distressing to Annie and perhaps the reader, does not upset Owen Warland as he has discovered that 'the reward of all high performance must be sought within itself, or sought in vain.'" -- David Donavel
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Translations
Year Language Title
1973 French L'artiste du beau

Publications

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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
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Mosses from an Old Manse 1854-00-00 Nathaniel Hawthorne Ticknor and Fields     286+
297
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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  
Future Perfect: American Science Fiction of the Nineteenth Century 1966-00-00 ed. H. Bruce Franklin Oxford University Press   $6.50 xiii+
402
hc? anth  
La vieille fille blanche et autres contes fantastiques 1973-00-00 Nathaniel Hawthorne Marabout (Bibliothèque Marabout - Fantastique #454)     249 pb? coll Checkmark
Looking Ahead 1975-03-00 ed. Dick Allen, Lori Allen Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 0-15-551184-X $5.50 viii+
408
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Future Perfect, Revised Edition 1978-00-00 ed. H. Bruce Franklin Oxford University Press, USA 0-19-502322-6 $15.00 xi+
404
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Future Perfect, Revised Edition 1978-00-00 ed. H. Bruce Franklin Oxford University Press 0-19-502323-4 $4.95 xi+
404
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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 hc? omni  
Selected Tales and Sketches 1987-00-00 Nathaniel Hawthorne Penguin Books (US) (Penguin Classics) 0-14-039057-X   xl+
440
tp? coll  
The Houghton Mifflin Anthology of Short Fiction 1989-03-00 ed. Patricia Hampl Houghton Mifflin 0-395-49695-0 $32.95 xiviii+
1287
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Young Goodman Brown and Other Short Stories 1992-02-00 Nathaniel Hawthorne Dover Publications (Dover Thrift Editions) 0-486-27060-2 $1.00 111 tp? coll  
Future Perfect: American Science Fiction of the Nineteenth Century (Revised and Expanded Edition) 1995-02-00 ed. H. Bruce Franklin Rutgers University Press 0-8135-2152-1 $15.95 395 tp? anth Joseph Stella Checkmark
Young Goodman Brown and Other Stories 1995-08-00 Nathaniel Hawthorne Penguin Books (Penguin 60s #94) 0-14-600094-3 $0.95 89 tp? coll Michael Sweerts  
Mosses from an Old Manse and Other Stories 1996-04-01 Nathaniel Hawthorne Project Gutenberg #512     ebook? coll  
Haunting Tales 1998-09-00 Nathaniel Hawthorne Apple / Scholastic (Apple Classics) 0-590-76373-3 $1.95 86 pb? coll Checkmark
Dr. Heidegger's Experiment and Other Stories 1999-00-00 Nathaniel Hawthorne Köln: Könemann 3-8290-3100-9 $7.95 347 hc? coll A. Bollett  
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  
Mesaerion: The Best Science Fiction Stories 1800-1849 2013-09-01 ed. Andrew Barger Bottletree Classics 978-1-933747-49-1 $19.98 260 tp? anth  
Swords and Steam Short Stories 2016-09-26 ed. Laura Bulbeck Flame Tree Publishing (Gothic Fantasy) 978-1-78361-997-9 £20.00 480 hc? anth Checkmark
Scientific Romance: An International Anthology of Pioneering Science Fiction 2017-01-18 ed. Brian Stableford Dover Publications 978-0-486-80837-6 $14.95 xii+
337
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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? omni Checkmark
The Complete Novels and Selected Tales of Nathaniel Hawthorne date unknown Nathaniel Hawthorne Modern Library (Modern Library Classics)     xvi+
1223
hc? omni  
Selected Tales and Sketches date unknown Nathaniel Hawthorne Penguin Books (US) (Penguin Classics) 0-14-039057-X $10.95 xl+
440
tp? coll Checkmark
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