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



Rappaccini's Daughter 2013 writer
The Scarecrow 2000 Video story "Feathertop"
Adventures from the Book of Virtues 1996 TV Series book "A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys" - 1 episode
The Scarlet Letter 1995 novel "The Scarlet Letter"
Party 1994 Short story
Young Goodman Brown 1993 story
O epistimonas 1992 Short short story
The Birthmark 1987 Short story "The Birthmark"
Rappaccini's Daughter 1980 TV Movie story
The Scarlet Letter 1979 TV Mini-Series novel
Novela TV Series 1 episode, 1978 novel - 1 episode, 1978
Il Fauno di marmo 1977 TV Mini-Series novel "The Marble Faun" - 3 episodes
La lettre écarlate 1977 TV Movie novel
El viaje a Mannheim 1976 Short novel "Wakefield"
Ficciones 1972-1973 TV Series 2 episodes
The Scarlet Letter 1973 novel "The Scarlet Letter"
The Scarecrow 1972 TV Movie story "Feathertop" - uncredited
Las grandes novelas 1972 TV Series 1 episode
Young Goodman Brown 1972 Short
The House of the Seven Gables 1967 novel
Twice-Told Tales 1963 based on the stories by
Feathertop 1961 TV Movie story
Shirley Temple's Storybook 1960 TV Series novel - 1 episode
La nuit de Tom Brown 1959 TV Movie short story "Young Goodman Brown"
Grande Teatro Tupi 1957 TV Series 1 episode
Matinee Theatre 1956 TV Series story - 1 episode
General Electric Theater 1955 TV Series story - 1 episode
Kraft Theatre 1954 TV Series novel - 1 episode
Your Favorite Story TV Series original story - 2 episodes, 1953 - 1954 writer - 1 episode, 1954
The Ford Television Theatre 1952 TV Series short story "The Snow Image" - 1 episode
Lights Out 1950-1951 TV Series story - 2 episodes
Robert Montgomery Presents 1951 TV Series story - 1 episode
Swain 1950 Short novel
The Ford Theatre Hour 1950 TV Series story - 1 episode
Studio One in Hollywood 1950 TV Series novel - 1 episode
The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse 1949 TV Series story - 1 episode
The House of the Seven Gables 1940 based on the novel by
The Scarlet Letter 1934 novel "The Scarlet Letter"
The Scarlet Letter 1926 novel
Puritan Passions 1923 story "Feathertop"
Tense Moments from Great Plays 1922 novel - segment "Scarlet Letter, The"
The Scarlet Letter 1922 Short novel
Die Verwandlung 1920 novel
Il Fauno di marmo 1920 story "The Marble Faun"
The Scarlet Letter 1917 novel
Feathertop 1916 story
The New Adam and Eve 1915 Short story
The Transgressor 1913 Short novel "The Scarlet Letter"
The Scarlet Letter 1913 Short novel
Feathertop 1913 Short story
Feathertop 1912 Short story
The Scarlet Letter 1911 Short novel
The Scarlet Letter 1910 Short novel
The House of the Seven Gables 1910 Short story
The Scarlet Letter 1908 Short novel
Nathaniel Hawthorne's Catastrophe 2014 Short original story
Intolerance, or Best Places in the World Are Places Where Human Left No Traces 2014 Short quotation



Loons 1991 writer: text from "The House of Seven Gables"

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1 Happiness 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.

1 Stories 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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