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Nathaniel Hawthorne


Famous American novelist and brief story writer who’s most widely known for The Scarlet Letter and THE HOME from the Seven Gables. His psychologically and morally complicated functions exemplify the literary genre of Dark Romanticism. He graduated from Bowdoin University in 1825 and consequently secured are editor from the American Publication of Useful and Entertaining Understanding. His earliest released works consist of such short tales as “Youthful Goodman Dark brown” and “The Minister’s Dark Veil.” He fulfilled Abraham Lincoln in the first many years of the American Civil Battle and pointed out the meeting within an 1862 article entitled ‘Chiefly About Battle Issues.’ He was created in Salem, Massachusetts, the descendant of the judge (John Hathorne) who had presided on the infamous Salem Witch Tests. Hawthorne wedded transcendentalist and illustrator, Sophia Peabody, in 1842. The few welcomed three children–Una, Julian, and Rose– between 1844 and 1851. Edgar Allan Poe in the beginning wrote severe critiques of Hawthorne’s function, but later acknowledged Hawthorne’s genius.

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Full Name Nathaniel Hawthorne
Date Of Birth July 4, 1804
Died May 19, 1864, Plymouth, New Hampshire, United States
Place Of Birth Massachusetts
Profession Novelist
Education Bowdoin College
Nationality American
Spouse Sophia Hawthorne
Children Julian Hawthorne, Mother Mary Alphonsa, Una Hawthorne
Parents Elizabeth Clarke Manning, Nathaniel Hathorne, Sr.
Siblings Elizabeth Manning, Maria Louisa
Movies The Scarlet Letter, The Scarecrow, Twice-Told Tales, The House of the Seven Gables, Swain, Puritan Passions
Star Sign Cancer

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1Was brother-in-law of education activist Horace Mann.
2Elected to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans in 1900 (inaugural election).
3He was a great influence on author Herman Melville, who patterned his novel "Moby Dick" on Hawthorne's moralistic writings.
4Hawthorne added the 'w' to his last name out of guilt and shame due to the fact that his ancestor was Judge Hathorne at the famous Salem Witch Trials.
5Children: Una Hawthorne (1844-1877) Julian Hawthorne (1846-1934) Rose Hawthorne (1851-1926)
6Grandfather to children's biography writer and poet Hildegarde Hawthorne, daughter of Julian Hawthorne-Oskison (1871-1934).
7Son Julian Hawthorne also became a writer and recorded the biography of his parents' life.
8Pictured on a 20¢ US commemorative postage stamp issued in his honor, 8 July 1983.



Rappaccini's Daughter2013writer
The Scarecrow2000Video story "Feathertop"
Adventures from the Book of Virtues1996TV Series book "A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys" - 1 episode
The Scarlet Letter1995novel "The Scarlet Letter"
Party1994Short story
Young Goodman Brown1993story
O epistimonas1992Short short story
The Birthmark1987Short story "The Birthmark"
Rappaccini's Daughter1980TV Movie story
The Scarlet Letter1979TV Mini-Series novel
NovelaTV Series 1 episode, 1978 novel - 1 episode, 1978
Il Fauno di marmo1977TV Mini-Series novel "The Marble Faun" - 3 episodes
La lettre écarlate1977TV Movie novel
El viaje a Mannheim1976Short novel "Wakefield"
Ficciones1972-1973TV Series 2 episodes
The Scarlet Letter1973novel "The Scarlet Letter"
The Scarecrow1972TV Movie story "Feathertop" - uncredited
Las grandes novelas1972TV Series 1 episode
Young Goodman Brown1972Short
The House of the Seven Gables1967novel
Twice-Told Tales1963based on the stories by
Feathertop1961TV Movie story
Shirley Temple's Storybook1960TV Series novel - 1 episode
La nuit de Tom Brown1959TV Movie short story "Young Goodman Brown"
Grande Teatro Tupi1957TV Series 1 episode
Matinee Theatre1956TV Series story - 1 episode
General Electric Theater1955TV Series story - 1 episode
Kraft Theatre1954TV Series novel - 1 episode
Your Favorite StoryTV Series original story - 2 episodes, 1953 - 1954 writer - 1 episode, 1954
The Ford Television Theatre1952TV Series short story "The Snow Image" - 1 episode
Lights Out1950-1951TV Series story - 2 episodes
Robert Montgomery Presents1951TV Series story - 1 episode
Swain1950Short novel
The Ford Theatre Hour1950TV Series story - 1 episode
Studio One in Hollywood1950TV Series novel - 1 episode
The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse1949TV Series story - 1 episode
The House of the Seven Gables1940based on the novel by
The Scarlet Letter1934novel "The Scarlet Letter"
The Scarlet Letter1926novel
Puritan Passions1923story "Feathertop"
Tense Moments from Great Plays1922novel - segment "Scarlet Letter, The"
The Scarlet Letter1922Short novel
Die Verwandlung1920novel
Il Fauno di marmo1920story "The Marble Faun"
The Scarlet Letter1917novel
The New Adam and Eve1915Short story
The Transgressor1913Short novel "The Scarlet Letter"
The Scarlet Letter1913Short novel
Feathertop1913Short story
Feathertop1912Short story
The Scarlet Letter1911Short novel
The Scarlet Letter1910Short novel
The House of the Seven Gables1910Short story
The Scarlet Letter1908Short novel
Nathaniel Hawthorne's Catastrophe2014Short original story
Intolerance, or Best Places in the World Are Places Where Human Left No Traces2014Short quotation



Loons1991writer: text from "The House of Seven Gables"

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1Happiness in this world, when it comes, comes incidentally. Make it the object of pursuit, and it leads us a wild-goose chase, and is never attained.

1Stories about women who live in a strict household or society and are some how wronged by a father, husband, or lover.

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