Title: Mr. Higginbotham's Catastrophe

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Title: Mr. Higginbotham's Catastrophe Title Record # 992895
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Date: 1834-12-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: English
Note:
  • Though this story of mystifying events is ultimately non-supernatural, it has the atmosphere of a ghost story, and is included in some collections of ghost stories.
  • First published in the New England Magazine, December 1834.
Synopsis: "Dominicus Pike, an itinerant tobacco peddler, is informed of the hanging of wealthy old Mr. Higginbotham of Kimballton. He spreads the rumor as he travels, only to have it denied by persons who have seen the old man since his supposed death. Hearing again of the hanging, and being contradicted by Higginbotham's niece, he goes to Kimballton and arrives just in time to save her uncle from actual murder." - The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature
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Publications

Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog# Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Twice-Told Tales 1837-00-00 Nathaniel Hawthorne American Stationers Co.     334 hc? coll Checkmark
Twice-Told Tales 1842-00-00 Nathaniel Hawthorne James Munroe       hc? coll  
Ghost Stories 1906-00-00 ed. William Patten P. F. Collier & Son (Great Short Stories #2)     428 hc? anth Checkmark
Twice-Told Tales 1907-00-00 Nathaniel Hawthorne Houghton Mifflin     ix+
597
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  
The Story Survey 1939-00-00 ed. Harold Blodgett J. B. Lippincott     797 hc? anth Checkmark
The Best Known Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne 1941-00-00 Nathaniel Hawthorne Literary Classics     379 hc? omni Checkmark
Seven More Strange Stories 1945-00-00 ed. John L. Hardie Art & Educational Publishers   1/3 80 tp? anth  
Twice-Told Tales 1965-00-00 Nathaniel Hawthorne Airmont Books (Airmont Classics #66) CL66 $0.60 288 pb? coll Checkmark
Selected Tales and Sketches 1970-00-00 Nathaniel Hawthorne Rinehart (Rinehart Editions #33) 0-03-079790-X   xxvi+
627
tp? 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  
Selected Tales and Sketches 1987-00-00 Nathaniel Hawthorne Penguin Books (US) (Penguin Classics) 0-14-039057-X   xl+
440
tp? coll  
Twice-Told Tales 1989-10-00 Nathaniel Hawthorne Reader's Digest 0-89577-332-5   335 hc? coll Lars Hokanson Checkmark
Twice-Told Tales 2001-00-00 Nathaniel Hawthorne Modern Library (Modern Library Classics) 0-375-75788-0   xxiv+
405
tp? coll  
Great Ghost Stories 2003-08-07 ed. William Patten Fredonia Books 1-4101-0331-5 $15.99 436 tp? anth  
Twice-Told Tales 2004-10-11 Nathaniel Hawthorne Project Gutenberg 13707     ebook? coll  
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  
Twice-Told Tales 2010-08-06 Nathaniel Hawthorne Gray Rabbit Publications 978-1-60459-945-9 $11.99 312 tp? coll  
Twice-Told Tales 2012-06-14 Nathaniel Hawthorne ReadHowYouWant 978-1-4250-3242-5 $19.99 440 tp? coll  
Twice-Told Tales date unknown Nathaniel Hawthorne Airmont Books (Airmont Classics #66) 0-8049-0066-3   288 pb? 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  
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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