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True Stories from History and Biography

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)

1. Preface
2. Part 1, Chapter 1
3. Part 1, Chapter 2 The Lady Arbella
4. Part 1, Chapter 3 The Red Cross
5. Part 1, Chapter 4
6. Part 1, Chapter 5
7. Part 1, Chapter 6 The Pine-tree Shillings
8. Part 1, Chapter 7
9. Part 1, Chapter 8 The Indian Bible
10. Part 1, Chapter 9
11. Part 1, Chapter 10 The Sunken Treasure
12. Part 1, Chapter 11
13. Part 2 Chapter 1
14. Part 2, Chapter 2
15. Part 2, Chapter 3 The Old-fashioned School
16. Part 2, Chapter 4
17. Part 2, Chapter 5 The Rejected Blessing
18. Part 2, Chapter 6
19. Part 2, Chapter 7 The Provincial Muster
20. Part 2, Chapter 8 The Acadian Exiles
21. Part 2, Chapter 9
22. Part 2, Chapter 10
23. Part 3, Chapter 1
24. Part 3, Chapter 2
25. Part 3, Chapter 3 The Hutchinson Mob
26. Part 3, Chapter 4
27. Part 3, Chapter 5 The Boston Massacre
28. Part 3, Chapter 6
29. Part 3, Chapter 7
30. Part 3, Chapter 8
31. Part 3, Chapter 9 The Tory's Farewell
32. Part 3, Chapter 10
33. Part 3, Chapter 11 Grandfather's Dream
34. Biographical Stories, Chapter 1
35. Biographical Stories, Chapter 2 Benjamin West
36. Biographical Stories, Chapter 3 Sir Isaac Newton
37. Biographical Stories, Chapter 4 Samuel Johnson
38. Biographical Stories, Chapter 5 Samuel Johnson, continued
39. Biographical Stories, Chapter 6 Oliver Cromwell
40. Biographical Stories, Chapter 7 Benjamin Franklin
41. Biographical Stories, Chapter 8 Benjamin Franklin, continued
42. Biographical Stories, Chapter 9 Queen Christina

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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 annals, in such a form and style, that the YOUNG might make acquaintance with them of their own accord. For this purpose, while ostensibly relating the adventures of a Chair, he has endeavored to keep a distinct and unbroken thread of authentic history. The Chair is made to pass from one to another of those personages, 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 a historical personage happens to be looking round for a seat.