This must read needs no introduction. Only through reading, the fantastically rich prose and descriptive power of Hawthorne would emerge in the imagery of the readers. Unlike some movie versions, there is neither eroticism nor naïve criticism of traditional values. The pace of this almost two century old narrative is swift—grabbing.
The source of this Ebook (thanks Manybooks!) is from the Project Gutenberg. As such, the iSilo version has a lengthy copyright disclaimer at the beginning. I would suggest to read the main story first and only then the Preamble.
It has only the first one hundred pages, not 1000. The second volume contains another 100. The two volumes only cover from 'A'- 'Cabinet'
In iSilo version, the entires (words) are broken with all sort of signs, such as tabs and punctuations.
It is a pity...great dictionary but useless for now.