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The Snow-Image

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Book Overview: 

One winter day two children decide to go play in the snow and create images of themselves out of the snow. The image then magically comes to life and the children dance and play with what looks like a real child.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .er to be wrought, it will be by putting our hands to the work in precisely such a simple and undoubting frame of mind as that in which Violet and Peony now undertook to perform one, without so much as knowing that it was a miracle. So thought the mother; and thought, likewise, that the new snow, just fallen from [Pg 7] heaven, would be excellent material to make new beings of, if it were not so very cold. She gazed at the children a moment longer, delighting to watch their little figures,—the girl, tall for her age, graceful and agile, and so delicately colored, that she looked like a cheerful thought, more than a physical reality,—while Peony expanded in breadth rather than height, and rolled along on his short and sturdy legs, as substantial as an elephant, though not quite so big. Then the mother resumed her work. What it was I forget; but she was either trimming a silken bonnet for Violet, or darning a pair of stockings for little Peony’s short l. . . Read More

Community Reviews

That the stories are brilliant, I have no doubt. However, I've read just one: Ethan Brand. I came across it while reading an essay on Ethan Frome which said that EB foreshadows EF. So I, rather sadly and unknowingly, had already read some spoilers. I plodded through the story nevertheless, charmed n

3.5 A bit of an atypical Hawthorne batch (though always that element of supernatural, or at least a step removed from the ordinary), in that the quality varies. A couple of strong ones, the rest less memorable. The real question: what's up with this odd edition? It's only about half of 'The Snow Ima

feb 2003, "The Birthmark" paired with Hawthornes "The Wives of the Dead"

By the time Hawthornes’s final collection of short fiction, The Snow Image, and Other, and Other Twice Told Tales (1852) was published, the author had already turned his full attention to novels. (The Scarlet Letter and The House of Seven Gables had been published in the two previous years, and Hawt

Lovely short stories (and beautifully written): The Snow Image-A Childish Miracle, The Great Stone Face Ethan Brand, The Canterbury Pilgrims, The Devil in Manuscript, and My Kinsman-Major Molineux

Absolutely great when he delves into archaic weird-fiction territory or proto-speculative fiction territory. When he doesn't its needlessly descriptive and bland.