Title: Old Esther Dudley

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Title: Old Esther Dudley Title Record # 992911
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Date: 1839-01-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: English
Note: Borderline speculative elements: the narrator reports a rumor that Esther Dudley can summon the spirits of the dead, without giving credence to it. First published in The Democratic Review, January 1839.
Synopsis: When the British are forced to leave Massachusetts duing the revolution, the last Govrenor leaves it in the care of Esther Dudley, who vows to remain the last loyalist in the lost colony, and to welcome the King's repesentatives when they come back. She remains for years, ignored or feared (for reputed magic powers) by the neighbors, entertaining the children with stories of the old days. Her sad death comes when she welcomes a governor but the wrong one: he is acutally an elected US official.
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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+
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  
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  
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  
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  
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  
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