Monday, June 7, 2010

The Golden Touch by Nathaniel Hawthorne

King Midas swears he could never tire of gold, and rapturously accepts a radiant being's gift of the “golden touch.” The King's' delight is fast fading, however, as he experiences the impracticality of EVERYTHING turning to gold. When his daughter runs to hug his frets away, the crowning blow is mortifying; Marygold has become a golden statue! Now he just wants everything back the way it was!

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: PS1872 .G65 1959
3rd Floor Education Muth Library
Review submitted by: Tracie Hall, Librarian, Law Library
Rating: Highly Recommended

1 comment:

Anna Munakata said...

Sadly, Midas' habit of bad choices is not over yet. Next time his ears will pay the price.