Nathaniel Hawthorne


Born
in Salem, Massachusetts, The United States
July 04, 1804

Died
May 19, 1864

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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 Tales and became engaged to Sophia Peabody the next year. He worked at a Custom House and joined a Transcendentalist Utopian community, before marrying Peabody in 1842. The couple moved to The Old Manse in Concord, Massachusetts, later moving to Salem, the Berkshires, then to The Wayside in Concord. The Scarlet Letter was published in 1850, followed
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The Scarlet Letter

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Young Goodman Brown

3.69 avg rating — 11,486 ratings — published 1835 — 71 editions
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The Minister's Black Veil

3.75 avg rating — 7,070 ratings — published 1836 — 49 editions
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Rappaccini's Daughter

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The Blithedale Romance

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The Birth-Mark

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Twice-Told Tales

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“A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities.”
Nathaniel Hawthorne, Fanshawe

“We dream in our waking moments, and walk in our sleep.”
Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter

“Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.”
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Polls

January 2016 Short Story Read

 
  28 votes, 20.0%

1945, Animal Farm by George Orwell, 102 pages
 
  25 votes, 17.9%

1952, Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, 109 pages
 
  19 votes, 13.6%

 
  17 votes, 12.1%

1945, The Pearl by John Steinbeck, 87 pages
 
  12 votes, 8.6%

 
  11 votes, 7.9%

 
  9 votes, 6.4%

1936, Double Indemnity by James M. Cain, 115 pages
 
  7 votes, 5.0%

 
  3 votes, 2.1%

 
  3 votes, 2.1%

1903, To Build A Fire by Jack London, 32 pages
 
  2 votes, 1.4%

1886, Kholstomer by Leo Tolstoy, 56 pages
 
  2 votes, 1.4%

 
  2 votes, 1.4%

 
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