The Great Stone Face and Other Tales presents four haunting, unforgettable pieces, all set in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. One of the giants of American literature, Nathaniel Hawthorne struggled for many years to achieve fame as an author. He lived in Salem, Massachusetts, and spent his spare time roaming the crooked streets, immersing himself in the legends, old wives' tales, and superstitions that he learned from other people. Weaving these tales into his own literary style, Hawthorne wrote many remarkable short stories and essays that focused on his favorite themes of spiritual insight, guilt, and the consequences of sin. This collection includes the title story, "The Ambitious Guest", "The Great Carbuncle", and "Sketches from Memory."
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