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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

3,5/5 ⭐⭐⭐

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 succ


'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 gösterir.

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 Ve

This is my favorite short story of all time. Earnest reminded me so much of my God and King- unexpected because of his goodness, missed because the world is searching for something they can't define. Hawthorne inspired me to always be living in hope and persevering in the search after Truth, Goodnes

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