The Whole History of Grandfather's Chair, by literary great Nathaniel Hawthorne, gives young people a captivating glimpse of life in colonial New England. Search for sunken treasure with Sir William Phips, and grin as Betsy Hull is given her weight in silver on her marriage day. Hold your breath as Governor Hutchinson escapes the wrath of a Boston mob. Sigh as you read of the tragedy of the great Acadian exile. Read of the Salem witch trials, the Boston Massacre, the plague in New England and other momentous events. This Edgewater Brief Edition includes 340 pages with over 80 illustrations, three end-of-section appendixes, annotated notes with definitions and explanations of Hawthorne's historical references, and a comprehensive index.
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In writing this ponderous tome, the author's desire has been to describe the eminent characters and remarkable events of our early annals by relating the adventures to a chair. The chair is made to pass from one to another of whom he thought it most desirable for the young reader to have vivid and familiar ideas, and whose lives and actions would best enable him to give picturesque sketches of the times. On its sturdy oaken legs it trudges diligently from one scene to another, and seems always to thrust itself in the way, with most benign complacency, whenever an historical personage happens to be looking for a seat.
Nathaniel Hawthorne was an American novelist, dark romantic, and short story writer. His works often focus on history, morality, and religion. He was born in 1804 in Salem, Massachusetts, to Nathaniel Hathorne and the former Elizabeth Clarke Manning.
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