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Remember The Old Man!
The Great Stone Face
By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Updated by PJ Saine

Hawthorne’s story of a single man’s spiritual journey provides a thought provoking description of what it means to live a good life. Hawthorne’s language has been updated for the modern reader, but his original humor and irony remain intact. The caricatures in this timeless tale hold true to form more than 150 years after the initial publication.

This is the story of Ernest, a modest, hardworking citizen living near the Great Stone Face. Ernest’s mother relates an old Indian fable about a great man who will be born in the valley and grow to look like the Great Stone Face. Ernest spends his life searching for this man – and learning about human nature along the way.

Hawthorne's short story is illustrated using vintage New Hampshire postcards which feature 'The Old Man of the Mountain.' This unique collection takes us back to the natural beauty of an earlier time; reminding us that it is we who are the caretakers of our natural world

About The Author
Best known for his novels The Scarlet Letter and The House of Seven Gables, Nathaniel Hawthorne was born on July 4, 1804 in Salem, Massachusetts. He began his writing career in 1825, shortly after graduating Bowdoin College in Maine. Despite the fact that Edgar Allan Poe praised his 1837 short story collection “Twice Told Tales”, he was unable to make ends meet as a professional writer. Hawthorne died in 1864 in Plymouth, New Hampshire. A perennial favorite of American literature, his literary stature continues to grow.

Praise for Nathaniel Hawthorne

“Mr. Hawthorne is a man of the truest genius.”
Edgar Allen Poe (Graham’s Magazine, 1842)

“Hawthorne is entitled to great praise…”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (North American Review, 1842)

“…shoots his strong New England roots into the hot soil in my southern soul.”
Herman Melville (Literary World, 1850)

“…the wittiest, most thoughtful, and above all, most suggestive books of the age.”
New York Times, 1868


The Great Stone Face
By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Updated by PJ Saine

Hardcover with dust jacket
48 pages
Illustrated with 24 vintage postcards.
Retail price: $17.95

ISBN 0-9749043-1-7

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