Nathaniel Hawthorne

B. J. Harrison Reads Young Goodman Brown

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Goodman Brown is a young man who leads a normal and peaceful life with his wife Faith. However one evening, he leaves his wife and heads out to the forest. He has to run an unknown and urgent errand. There, he meets an old man who strangely resembles Brown a lot. Together, they walk deeper in the woods and suddenly Brown hears Faith’s voice coming from an unknown direction. He runs angrily through the forest when he stumbles upon a strange ceremony. Goodman Brown’s adventure through the woods is a symbol for his journey into self-scrutiny. But is he being tortured through a dream or it this all reality?

B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

Nathaniel Hawthorne was an American author who lived in the period 1804-1864. He is best known as novelist and short-story writer. His literary style belongs to dark romanticism. Morality, religion, guilt and sin were topics he often took up in his stories. History, symbolism and psychology were also often intertwined in his works. To this day, he is considered to be one of the greatest fiction writers in American literature. Some of Hawthorne’s most popular novels are "The Scarlet Letter", "The House of Seven Gables" and "The Marble Faun".
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