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The Great Stone Face and Other Stories From White Mountain

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Book Overview: 

A collection of four short stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne, the common theme of which is New Hampshire's White Mountains. Consists of: The Great Stone Face, which revolves around the 'Old Man of the Mountain (Cannon Mtn.) in New Hampshire which sadly collapsed on May 3, 2003; The Ambitious Guest; The Great Carbuncle; and Sketches From Memory.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .with the laurel profusely intermixed, and surmounted by his country's banner, beneath which he had won his victories. Our friend Ernest raised himself on his tiptoes, in hopes to get a glimpse of the celebrated guest; but there was a mighty crowd about the tables anxious to hear the toasts and speeches, and to catch any word that might fall from the general in reply; and a volunteer company, doing duty as a guard, pricked ruthlessly with their bayonets at any particularly quiet person among the throng. So Ernest, being of an unobtrusive character, was thrust quite into the background, where he could see no more of Old Blood-and-Thunder's physiognomy than if it had been still blazing on the battlefield. To console himself, he turned towards the Great Stone Face, which, like a faithful and long-remembered friend, looked back and smiled upon him through the vista of the forest. Meantime, however, he could overhear the remarks of various individuals, who were comparing the fe. . . Read More

Community Reviews

My favorite of Hawthorne's short stories. ..We learn from this that we often fail to appreciate what is right amongst us. Our goals, beliefs, habits, virtues, make or break us, and we grow and develop because of what we believe in.

Çiçek gibi 5 öykü. Mr.Wakefield'ın öyküsünden bir roman çıkardı, çok ilginç bir konusu vardı. Büyük Taş Yüz, hep beklenen o insanın aslında içimizde oluşunu anlatıyordu bence. Ateşe Verilen Dünya öyküsü de çok iyiydi. Mutlu bitirdim kitabı, teşekkürler Hawthorne ve belki daha büyük teşekkürler Bo...more

First published in John Greenleaf Whittier’s abolitionist newspaper The National Era (Jan. 24, 1850), and later included in Hawthorne’s collection The Snow Image, and Other Twice-Told Tales (1852), “The Great Stone Face” is a cautionary parable, warning people not to hunger for greatness in the s...more

3.5

'Belki zamanla en gözde çılgınlıklarımız sona erer, ama kıyamete kadar hepimiz çocuk kalırız!' S:22

" 'Bu dünya neye yarar' dedi son ayyaş, 'artık biz bir daha neşelenemeyecek olduktan sonra?' "S:60

'Bir doğruluk ne yok olup gider ne de çok altında kalır küllerin; bir yolunu bulup kendini göster...more

30 kitaptan oluşan Jorge Luis Borges'in Babil Kitaplığı serisinde Büyük Taş Yüz okuduğum 11. kitaptı ve şimdiye kadar okuduklarım arasında Oscar Wilde'ın Lord Arthur Savile'in Suçu isimli kitabıyla birlikte en sevdiğim iki kitaptan biri oldu. Kitaptaki 5 öykünün hepsini sevdim ama özellikle Ateşe...more

İlk öykü olan Wakefield dışında keyif almadım, bu kitaptan.
1800'lerin öykü anlayışına uzağım galiba. Poe hariç :)

As a boy, Ernest had wondered about the Stone Face that was formed by the rocks far up on the side of the mountain near his home. He often sat with his mother talking about the face. Once he asked if she thought they would ever see such a man with such a face and she shared what her mother had to...more

El misterio y la fantasía de Hawthorne son cuasi arquetípicos, dada su dimensión moral y parabólica. En ocasiones, las historias remiten a épocas antiguas de las que tratan las grandes fábulas morales y nos ofrecen increíbles imágenes de lo insólito.

Este volumen consta de cinco cuentos: Wakefield, El gran rostro de piedra, El holocausto del mundo, La catástrofe del señor Higginbotham y El velo negro del pastor.

Aunque los cuentos me hayan parecido buenos, Hawthorne (1804-1864), en general, me resultó aburrido. Sin demeritar su estilo, poder e...more

Başarılı alegorik öyküler var içinde; tür olarak farklılıklar gösteriyor çoğu da. Özellikle 'Ateşe Verilen Dünya' isimli öykü hoş, devrim ve devinimlerin önceki yaşantıları mahvedebilme kapasitesine dikkat çekiyor.

"Yazık, ne büyük bir yanılgı! Belki zamanla en gözde çılgınlıklarımız sona erer, am...more

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