Title: The Toll-Gatherer's Day

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Title: The Toll-Gatherer's Day Title Record # 992904
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Date: 1837-10-00
Variant Title of: The Toll-Gatherer's Day: A Sketch of Transitory Life (by Nathaniel Hawthorne ) [may list more publications, awards, reviews, votes and covers]
Type: SHORTFICTION [non-genre]
Length: short story
Language: English
Note: First published (as by "the author of Twice-Told Tales") in The Democratic Review, October 1837.
Synopsis: A sketch of daily life. "From the vantage of a traveler resting himself on the bench outside the [toll]booth, we see all manner of humanity pass by: a farmer with his oxen, a married couple and their little girl, a pair of young lovers, and even a sour-faced pickle salesman." (Bill Kewin) At night, the toll-gatherer contemplates the stars and thinks of the ephemeral nature of passing figures.
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Publications

Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog# Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Twice-Told Tales 1842-00-00 Nathaniel Hawthorne James Munroe       hc? coll  
Twice-Told Tales 1907-00-00 Nathaniel Hawthorne Houghton Mifflin     ix+
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Twice-Told Tales 2004-10-11 Nathaniel Hawthorne Project Gutenberg 13707     ebook? coll  
Twice-Told Tales 2010-08-06 Nathaniel Hawthorne Gray Rabbit Publications 978-1-60459-945-9 $11.99 312 tp? coll  
The Collected Supernatural and Weird Fiction of Nathaniel Hawthorne: Volume 4 2011-12-12 Nathaniel Hawthorne Leonaur Ltd 978-0-85706-806-4 14.99 540 tp? coll  
The Collected Supernatural and Weird Fiction of Nathaniel Hawthorne: Volume 4 2011-12-12 Nathaniel Hawthorne Leonaur Ltd 978-0-85706-805-7 22.99 540 hc? coll  
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