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My Kinsman Major Molineux

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THIS 34 PAGE ARTICLE WAS EXTRACTED FROM THE BOOK: The Garden of Romance, by Nathaniel Hawthorne. To purchase the entire book, please order ISBN 0766148335.

Paperback, 48 pages
Published December 1st 2005 by Kessinger Publishing (first published 1831)
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Richard F. Schiller
A brief and interesting short story of allegory. The Old World Brits are succeeded by the New World Americans.
Rebecca Lentz
Never quite understood this tale, although it was creepy!
I like Hawthorne, really. I've written papers on Hawthorne, read several shorts stories and biographies. But there's always one piece in an author's library that makes you shrug your shoulders and go 'eh.'

"My Kinsman, Major Molineux," was eh... I could see the plot behind it and the purpose, but it was otherwise unremarkable.
Wedad Rami
How is really Hawthorne a genius by using Robin and Major as symbols for the political conflict between America and Britain which was taken place that time in America .. The most quotation I loved is " you may rise in the world without the help of your kinsman , Major Molineux "
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Matt DeLateur
more going on than meets the eye
Short story of a young man's coming-of-age (over the course of one night), set right before the American Revolution. Hawthorne had a way of making any topic haunting with his wonderful use of imagery.
I liked it. Not of my particular taste but entretaining. A bit predictable. A good example of an initiation story (coming of age), with interesting descriptions.
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Poor Robin, I bet he was the entire evening thinking WTF is wrong with everybody hahaha.
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Nathaniel Hawthorne was a 19th century American novelist and short story writer. He is seen as a key figure in the development of American literature for his tales of the nation's colonial history.

Shortly after graduating from Bowdoin College, Hathorne changed his name to Hawthorne. Hawthorne anonymously published his first work, a novel titled Fanshawe, in 1828. In 1837, he published Twice-Told T
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