Title: Howe's Masquerade

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Title: Howe's Masquerade Title Record # 992908
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Date: 1838-05-00
Length: short story
Language: English
Note: First published (as by "the author of Twice-Told Tales") in The Democratic Review, May 1838.
Synopsis: "At the Boston tavern, the Old Province House, once headquarters of the royal governors, the proprietor tells a visitor this legend: When Governor Howe gave an entertainment, the night before the patriots' victory in the siege of Boston, the guests were costumed as figures of history and fiction, with comic individuals in rags representing Washington and his generals. Late in the evening, a funeral march was heard, and a solemn procession of ancient figures passed through the ballroom. Colonel Joliffe, an aged patriot detained during the siege, was present with his granddaughter, and identified the apparitions as early Puritan governors, "summoned to form the funeral procession of royal authority in New England." According to legend, the procession reappears on each anniversary of the occasion." -- The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature
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1838 Legends of the Province House: I. Howe's Masquerade
1974 Legends of the Province-House: I. Howe's Masquerade
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1984 Romanian Mascarada guvernatorului Howe


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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 1897-00-00 Nathaniel Hawthorne Maynard, Merrill, & Co.     148 hc? coll  
Twice-Told Tales 1907-00-00 Nathaniel Hawthorne Houghton Mifflin     ix+
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+
hc? omni  
Strange Stories 1938-00-00 ed. R. W. Jepson Longmans, Green and Co.     191 hc? anth  
Twice-Told Tales 1965-00-00 Nathaniel Hawthorne Airmont Books (Airmont Classics #66) CL66 $0.60 288 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  
Himera: Proza fantastică americană, Vol. 1? 1984-00-00 ed. Maria-Ana Tupan Editura Minerva (Biblioteca pentru toți? #1177)     228 pb? anth Alice Babe  
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+
tp? coll  
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+
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Twice-Told Tales 2010-08-06 Nathaniel Hawthorne Gray Rabbit Publications 978-1-60459-945-9 $11.99 312 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+
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