Mosses From An Old Manse

Nathaniel HAWTHORNE (1804 - 1864)

"Mosses from an Old Manse" is a short story collection by Nathaniel Hawthorne, first published in 1846. The collection includes several previously-published short stories and is named in honor of The Old Manse where Hawthorne and his wife lived for the first three years of their marriage. A second edition was published in 1854, which added "Feathertop," "Passages from a Relinquished Work, and "Sketches from Memory." Many of the tales collected in "Mosses from an Old Manse" are allegories and, typical of Hawthorne, focus on the negative side of human nature. Hawthorne's friend Herman Melville noted this aspect in his review "Hawthorne and His Mosses": "This black conceit pervades him through and through. You may be witched by his sunlight, transported by the bright gildings in the skies he builds over you; but there is the blackness of darkness beyond; and even his bright gildings but fringe and play upon the edges of thunder-clouds." William Henry Channing reviewed the collection in The Harbinger and noted that its author "had been baptized in the deep waters of Tragedy" and his work was dark with only brief moments of "serene brightness" which was never brighter than "dusky twilight". (Summary by Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Single Author Collections

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The Old Manse - Part 1 Bob Neufeld
00:29:24
Play 02 The Old Manse - Part 2 Bob Neufeld
00:26:25
Play 03 The Old Manse - Part 3 Bob Neufeld
00:22:39
Play 04 The Birthmark Bob Neufeld
00:49:01
Play 05 A Select Party Bob Neufeld
00:39:16
Play 06 Young Goodman Brown Bob Neufeld
00:39:20
Play 07 Rappaccini's Daughter: Part 1 Bob Neufeld
00:34:26
Play 08 Rappaccini's Daughter: Part 2 Bob Neufeld
00:48:37
Play 09 Mrs. Bullfrog Bob Neufeld
00:21:12
Play 10 The Celestial Railroad Bob Neufeld
00:47:15
Play 11 The Procession Of Life Bob Neufeld
00:37:21
Play 12 Feathertop: A Moralized Legend Bob Neufeld
00:55:11
Play 13 Egotism; Or, The Bosom Serpent Bob Neufeld
00:39:43
Play 14 Drowne's Wooden Image Bob Neufeld
00:34:10
Play 15 Roger Malvin's Burial Bob Neufeld
00:56:10
Play 16 The Artist Of The Beautiful: Part 1 Bob Neufeld
00:34:55
Play 17 The Artist Of The Beautiful: Part 2 Bob Neufeld
00:33:24
Play 18 Fire-Worship Bob Neufeld
00:22:12
Play 19 Buds and Bird-Voices Bob Neufeld
00:24:15
Play 20 Monsieur du Miroir Bob Neufeld
00:30:51
Play 21 The Hall of Fantasy Bob Neufeld
00:31:41
Play 22 The New Adam and Eve Bob Neufeld
00:48:53
Play 23 The Christmas Banquet Bob Neufeld
00:52:30
Play 24 The Intelligence Office Bob Neufeld
00:36:15
Play 25 P.'s Correspondence Bob Neufeld
00:48:33
Play 26 Earth's Holocaust Bob Neufeld
00:53:57
Play 27 Passages from a Relinquished Work Bob Neufeld
00:38:07
Play 28 Sketches From Memory Bob Neufeld
00:38:44
Play 29 The Old Apple-Dealer Bob Neufeld
00:18:38
Play 30 A Virtuoso's Collection Bob Neufeld
00:46:02