Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne audiobook

Young Goodman Brown

By Nathaniel Hawthorne
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0.60 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781982778163

The narrative of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s ‘Young Goodman Brown’ unfolds like a horror film, as the pious protagonist goes to an appointment in the woods near the town of Salem. The author’s use of tongue-in-cheek humor serves to intensify the ultimate horror of the story. One by one, a series of revelations shakes Brown to the core. First he meets a figure with the combined features of a demon and of his grandfather, then he sees the shadow side of his catechism teacher, then those of a minister and a deacon, and finally, he encounters his wife as a participant in an occult ceremony. Never sure if he experienced hallucinations or reality, Brown loses his innocence, and turns into a cynic for the rest of his life.

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The narrative of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s ‘Young Goodman Brown’ unfolds like a horror film, as the pious protagonist goes to an appointment in the woods near the town of Salem. The author’s use of tongue-in-cheek humor serves to intensify the ultimate horror of the story. One by one, a series of revelations shakes Brown to the core. First he meets a figure with the combined features of a demon and of his grandfather, then he sees the shadow side of his catechism teacher, then those of a minister and a deacon, and finally, he encounters his wife as a participant in an occult ceremony. Never sure if he experienced hallucinations or reality, Brown loses his innocence, and turns into a cynic for the rest of his life.

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Author Bio: Nathaniel Hawthorne

Author Bio: Nathaniel Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804–1864) is considered to be one of the greatest American authors of the nineteenth century. He was born in Salem, Massachusetts, and made his ambition to be a writer while still a teenager. He graduated from Bowdoin College in Maine, where the poet Longfellow was also a student, and spent several years traveling in New England and writing short stories before his best known novel, The Scarlet Letter, was published in 1850. His writing was not at first financially rewarding, and he worked as measurer and surveyor in the Boston and Salem Custom Houses. In 1853 he was sent to Liverpool as American consul and then lived in Italy before returning to the United States in 1860.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 0.60
Audience: Adult
Language: English