Saturday Stories

“The Antique Ring” by Nathaniel Hawthorne [ss-s3e9]

February 27, 2021

Story Summary

At the beginning of Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story, "The Antique Ring," we’ll see Edward proposing to Clara. However, before she accepts the ring, she requests a story that outlines the ring's history. Edward, being quite a prolific wordsmith, is happy to oblige and fabricates a Legend for the antique ring. What is the legend of the antique ring? Will Clara accept his proposal?

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Wordplay Wednesday (10-minute podcast) - Listen here.

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