Edited by Newton Arvin, 'Hawthorne's Short Stories,' published by Vintage Books, a Division of Random House, New York, first published in 1946.
Hawthorne's Short Stories is a 363 page paperback measuring 7 1/4" x 4 1/4" There is light tanning to the cover. Rubbing is evident on the back cover. Inside, the pages are also lightly tanning but otherwise are clean. The last name of the previous owner is written on the endpage in ink. The condition is good.
Here are the best of Hawthorne's short stories. There are twenty-four of them--not only the most familiar, but also many that are virtually unknown to the average reader. The selection was made by Professor Newton Arvin of Smith College, a recognized authority on Hawthorne and a distinguished literary critic as well. His fine introduction admirably interprets Hawthorne's mind and art.