Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) was an American author whose writing centers around inherent evil, sins, and morality. Many of his stories take place in New England. His fiction works are considered part of the Romantic movement and, more specifically, dark romanticism.
Frank Marcopolos (1972-) is the founder of The Whirligig literary magazine, a novelist, voice-over artist, podcaster, and Learning Ally volunteer. He currently lives in the recording studio at The Bookquarium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Listeners have called his distinctive narration style "thee perfect way to listen to audiobooks" and "Fabulous. I loved listening!" His YouTube channel, where he posts free audiobooks, has over 600,000 "views."
The two short stories collected here are:
The Minister's Black VeilYoung Goodman Brown