• Boston, 1642. Dans la petite communauté puritaine, obsédée par la honte et le péché, la trop belle Hester Prynne est reconnue coupable d'adultère et clouée au pilori. Elle devra également porter, sa vie durant, une lettre écarlate : un " A " cousu sur sa poitrine, comme marque d'infamie. Une peine qui aurait pu être atténuée si elle avait révélé le nom de son amant, et père de sa petite fille, Perle. Mais ni les menaces, ni les promesses n'ont pu le lui arracher. Un homme pourtant, son mari porté disparu et revenu vivre à Boston sous une autre identité, va partir en quête de la vérité. Et, une fois le nom trouvé, exercer une vengeance aussi cruelle que raffinée.
    /> Publié en 1850, La Lettre écarlate est considéré comme l'un des romans fondateurs de la littérature américaine. Bouleversante de grâce et de dignité, d'une force intérieure à toute épreuve, Hester est quant à elle l'une des premières grandes héroïnes romanesques.
    Traduit de l'anglais (Etats-Unis) par Pierre Leyris.

  • Ce recueil de nouvelles signées par Nathaniel Hawthorne contient 16 contes étranges et mystérieux dans la veine des maîtres du genre, au croisement d'Edgar Allan Poe et Arthur Conan Doyle.

  • Mais à quelle mystérieuse occupation se livre donc le jeune Owen Warland, horloger de son état, connu pour sa fabuleuse habileté ? Certains prétendent qu'il est à la recherche du mouvement perpétuel. Mais à chaque fois, le résultat de ses nuits de labeur acharné se brise dès que quelqu'un s'en approche. Il connaît le désespoir, la tentation du renoncement. Seule la jeune fille dont il est amoureux devine qu'il essaie d'insuffler la vie dans la matière. Cette nouvelle mi-réaliste mi-fantastique est bien sûr une parabole sur la création artistique et la place du beau dans ce monde. À travers le personnage de Warland, à la fois sublime et pathétique, incompris et proche de la folie, Hawthorne a livré un portrait de lui-même qui révèle la profondeur de ses tourments intimes.

  • Le Livre des merveilles est un recueil de récits de la mythologie grecque racontés aux enfants par le célèbre romancier américain Nathaniel Hawthorne. Bien que le livre date du XIXe siècle, il continue à faire figure de référence mondiale en matière d'adaptation de la mythologie pour les jeunes lecteurs. L'ouvrage se présente comme une juxtaposition de deux narrations. Le récit-cadre présente un étudiant du Williams College, Eustace Bright, qui entreprend d'initier un groupe d'enfants aux légendes de la Grèce antique.
    Dans ses magnifiques récits, le conteur fait trembler les enfants avec Percée face à la Méduse (La Tête de la Gorgone) ; il leur fait suivre Hercule sur le chemin du jardin des Hespérides (Les Trois pommes d'Or) ; il les initie à la tragédie de Midas (La Touche d'Or) ; il leur fait partager les misères et le bonheur de Philémon et Baucis (La Cruche miraculeuse) ; il leur fait découvrir avec le héros Bellérophon la difficulté de vaincre une créature malfaisante (La Chimère) ; il les avertit avec Pandore de la facilité avec laquelle les malheurs peuvent s'abattre sur les hommes (Le Paradis des enfants).

  • There once lived a very rich king called Midas who believed that nothing was more precious than gold. So begins this imaginative retelling of the myth of the man with the golden touch. When a mysterious stranger offers to grant King Midas a wish, the king does not hesitate: He wishes that all he touches would turn to gold. To his delight, his wish is granted and he soon sets about transforming his ordinary palace into a place of golden beauty. But to his dismay, when he accidentally turns his beloved daughter Marigold, into a golden statue, Midas learns that what at first seems a blessing can also become a curse.Optimized for Kindle devices and featuring Panel Zoom facility. Lovingly created from 1953 to 1969, Classics Illustrated Junior continues to bring joy and wonder to young children through beautifully-illustrated adaptations of the world's most beloved fairy tales and stories by the world's greatest authors.A collection of Classics Illustrated Junior books is a great way to encourage reading and adventure in any young child.

  • An old man named Philemon and his wife, Baucis, graciously show hospitality to strangers who turn out to be, none other than Mercury, messenger of the Gods and old Jupiter, Father of us all. From an empty pitcher, milk flows endlessly. Find out what happens to the mean villagers when the valley fills with water. Who is Quicksilver and why does he have wings on his feet?Optimized for Kindle devices and featuring Panel Zoom facility. Lovingly created from 1953 to 1969, Classics Illustrated Junior continues to bring joy and wonder to young children through beautifully-illustrated adaptations of the world's most beloved fairy tales and stories by the world's greatest authors.A collection of Classics Illustrated Junior books is a great way to encourage reading and adventure in any young child.

  • Goodman Brown is a young man who leads a normal and peaceful life with his wife Faith. However one evening, he leaves his wife and heads out to the forest. He has to run an unknown and urgent errand. There, he meets an old man who strangely resembles Brown a lot. Together, they walk deeper in the woods and suddenly Brown hears Faith's voice coming from an unknown direction. He runs angrily through the forest when he stumbles upon a strange ceremony. Goodman Brown's adventure through the woods is a symbol for his journey into self-scrutiny. But is he being tortured through a dream or it this all reality?

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Nathaniel Hawthorne was an American author who lived in the period 1804-1864. He is best known as novelist and short-story writer. His literary style belongs to dark romanticism. Morality, religion, guilt and sin were topics he often took up in his stories. History, symbolism and psychology were also often intertwined in his works. To this day, he is considered to be one of the greatest fiction writers in American literature. Some of Hawthorne's most popular novels are "The Scarlet Letter", "The House of Seven Gables" and "The Marble Faun".

  • Le Livre des merveilles (A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys) est un recueil de nouvelles pour enfants de l'écrivain américain Nathaniel Hawthorne publié en 1852. Il y réécrit plusieurs récits de la mythologie grecque.
    Le Livre des merveilles se présente comme un enchâssement de récits. Le récit-cadre présente un étudiant de Williams College, Eustace Bright, qui raconte des histoires à un groupe d'enfants de Tanglewood, un domaine situé à Lenox, dans le Massachusetts.
    Les histoires racontées sont les suivantes :
    The Gorgon's Head (la tête de la Gorgone, Persée)
    The Golden Touch (le toucher d'or, Midas)
    The Paradise of Children (le paradis des enfants, Pandore)
    The Three Golden Apples (les trois pommes d'or, un des douze Travaux d'Héraclès)
    The Miraculous Pitcher (Philémon et Baucis)
    The Chimæra (la chimère, Bellérophon)
    Source Wikipédia|

  • Tales of the White Mountains. An engaging and satisfying collection of four short stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne, revolving around the mountains of New Hampshire, from 1850 when the Old Man of the Mountain still stood. Contains the following stories: "The Great Stone Face", "The Ambitious Guest", "The Great Carbuncle", and "Sketches From Memory".

  • In una colonia della Nuova Inghilterra del 17esimo secolo, una folla si raduna per le strade. Tutti gli occhi sono puntati sulla giovane Hester Prynne. I paesani puritani sono qui per assistere alla sua punizione. Ma questa cupa scena di umiliazione pubblica è solo l'inizio del percorso di espiazione di Hester. "La lettera scarlatta" parla di come un singolo atto di passione proibita possa cambiare per sempre le vite di tre persone. Considerato il primo romanzo psicologico d'America, il capolavoro di Nathaniel Hawthorne è una stupefacente riflessione sul peccato, la colpa, la vergogna e il terribile prezzo dell'esclusione dalla società.



    Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) è uno scrittore americano di racconti e romanzi, vicino alla cerchia del trascendentalismo. Le sue opere principali includono "La lettera scarlatta" (1850) e "La casa dei sette abbaini" (1851).

  • La letra escarlata narra la historia de Hesner Prynne, una mujer acusada de adulterio y condenada a un castigo infame: Llevar marcada en el pecho la letra A, por adúltera.

  • Der Roman spielt im Boston des 17. Jahrhunderts. Puritanisches Denken und Leben prägt den Lebenswandel der Bevlkerung. Inmitten lebt Hester, deren Mann auf eigentümliche Weise verschwunden ist. Während seiner Abwesendheit wird sie schwanger und wird als Ehebrecherin Verurteilt. Noch in der Haft gebärt sie ihre Tochter Perle. Nach der Haftentlassung muss sie drei Stunden am Pranger stehen und als lebenslängliche Strafe den Buch scharlachroten Buchstaben "E" für "Ehebrecherin" tragen.

  • Les Gorgones, aux têtes auréolées de serpents et aux ailes écaillées ont le pouvoir maléfique de changer quiconque les regarde en statue de pierre. Persée, qui doit ramener la tête de Méduse, seule Gorgone mortelle, doit faire preuve de ruse et de courage pour éviter d'être pétrifié. Mais les dieux Hermès et Athena l'accompagnent dans cette redoutable épreuve.

  • Le Roi Midas veut que se change en or tout ce qu'il touche : tel est son profond désir, tel est son voeu le plus cher, tel est son feu sacré en quelque sorte. L'or qu'il désire posséder ne sera-t-il point le foyer de tout plaisir et de tout pouvoir ? Car tout s'achète, en effet ; et qui veut devenir ou devient riche est tenté de tout posséder et séduit par le plaisir et le pouvoir illimité. Seule compte la satisfaction de son désir démesuré de possession. Mais, justement, la démesure du désir est telle qu'elle devient un feu dévorant toute chose. Tout aliment et toute boisson que touche le roi Midas se transforment en or : il se meurt donc de faim et de soif.

  • Monstre à corps d'homme et à tête de taureau, le Minautore est enfermé dans le Labyrinthe, construit par Dédale. Il inspire crainte et terreur car ses repas sont composés de victimes humaines. Seul Thésée, célèbre héros grec peut sauver les athéniens de la terrifiante bête, par son courage et grâce au fil d'Ariane.

  • « Vous a-t-on jamais parlé des pommes d'or qui mûrissaient au jardin des Hespérides ? Ah, quelles pommes, le boisseau se vendrait à un bon prix si l'on en trouvait dans nos vergers d'aujourd'hui. Mais leur greffe est perdue... »

  • Les enfants vivent dans un monde féerique, insouciants, s'adonnant aux jeux et à la gourmandise lorsque la curiosité les attirent vers un interdit. C'est alors qu'un nuage sombre s'abat sur cet univers paradisiaque... Voici deux contes pour enfant librement inspiré de la mythologie grecque. La boite de Pandore et Le pichet magique.

  • La Chimère, effroyable monstre à la tête de lion et à la queue de serpent dévore tous les êtres humains qu'elle rencontre. À l'opposé Pégase, le célèbre cheval ailé suscite l'admiration de tous. Le jeune héros Bellérophon parvient à dompter, avec l'aide d'Athéna, l'animal merveilleux. Ensemble, ils vont affronter la Chimère.

  • A young traveler is up on a mountain when night falls and he finds shelter with a family that lives nearby. They make friendly conversation and the visitor shares his dreams and goals to achieve great things in life. Their conversation is however interrupted by the sound of rocks falling from the slope. Are they in danger? Find out in Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Ambitious Guest".

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Nathaniel Hawthorne was an American author who lived in the period 1804-1864. He is best known as novelist and short-story writer. His literary style belongs to dark romanticism. Morality, religion, guilt and sin were topics he often took up in his stories. History, symbolism and psychology were also often intertwined in his works. To this day, he is considered to be one of the greatest fiction writers in American literature. Some of Hawthorne's most popular novels are "The Scarlet Letter", "The House of Seven Gables" and "The Marble Faun".

  • Owen Warland is a genius who wants to create things and break the limitations set by the society and the people surrounding him. He is deeply misunderstood and he often quits his innovative projects when people advise him to take up something more "practical". After many failed attempts to fit in, he finally breaks away from society and finds peace in nature. Will he finally get to finish the creation of his lifetime and will it all have been in vain? Find out in Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Mechanical Butterfly".

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Nathaniel Hawthorne was an American author who lived in the period 1804-1864. He is best known as novelist and short-story writer. His literary style belongs to dark romanticism. Morality, religion, guilt and sin were topics he often took up in his stories. History, symbolism and psychology were also often intertwined in his works. To this day, he is considered to be one of the greatest fiction writers in American literature. Some of Hawthorne's most popular novels are "The Scarlet Letter", "The House of Seven Gables" and "The Marble Faun".

  • Dr. Giacomo Rappaccini is a scientist who grows poisonous plants in his garden. The only person who can tend to the plants is his own daughter Beatrice who has not only become resistant to poison but is also poisonous herself. Rappaccini and his daughter lead a secluded life, distanced from other people and reality. However, one day the young student Giovanni Guasconti sees Beatrice and immediately falls in love with her. Giovanni's mentor Baglioni warns the poor boy but Giovanni's feelings are stronger than anything. So he enters the poisonous garden. What will be the consequences for him and will he and Beatrice be able to be together? Find out in Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Rappaccini's Daughter".

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Nathaniel Hawthorne was an American author who lived in the period 1804-1864. He is best known as novelist and short-story writer. His literary style belongs to dark romanticism. Morality, religion, guilt and sin were topics he often took up in his stories. History, symbolism and psychology were also often intertwined in his works. To this day, he is considered to be one of the greatest fiction writers in American literature. Some of Hawthorne's most popular novels are "The Scarlet Letter", "The House of Seven Gables" and "The Marble Faun".

  • The Scarlet Letter: The Manga Edition will be a hit with both manga readers and in the classroom. A four-page essay at the beginning ties the novel and manga together; the rest of the book is taken up with the manga novel itself. So, there should be strong carryover between those people who are manga readers and those teachers/students who want a new and unique way to read the plays.
    Our The Scarlet Letter manga is true to the original context of the play--we don't take Hester and Pearl and set them in a setting/time that's not relevant to Hawthorne's original and intended time/setting. You could say that ours is "true" to the novel.

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