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Nathaniel Hawthorne
Nathaniel Hawthorne was an American novelist and short story writer. He was born in 1804 in Salem, Massachusetts, as a distant descendant of John Hathorne, the only judge involved in the Salem witch trials who never repented of his actions. Nathaniel later added a "w" to make his name... show more
Nathaniel Hawthorne was an American novelist and short story writer.

He was born in 1804 in Salem, Massachusetts, as a distant descendant of John Hathorne, the only judge involved in the Salem witch trials who never repented of his actions. Nathaniel later added a "w" to make his name "Hawthorne" in order to hide this relation. Much of Hawthorne's writing centers on New England, many works featuring moral allegories with a Puritan inspiration. His fiction works are considered part of the Romantic movement and, more specifically, Dark romanticism. His themes often center on the inherent evil and sin of humanity, and his works often have moral messages and deep psychological complexity. His published works include novels, short stories, and a biography of his friend Franklin Pierce. His best-known work of fiction is the novel The Scarlet Letter (1850).
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Birth date: 1804-07-04
Died: 1864-05-19
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Books In My Heart
Books In My Heart rated it 11 months ago
This book was amazing! I never even saw the ending happening. I mean for the man who was prosecuting the mother for having a "bastard child" was her father??? It was crazy! I suppose it was wriiten so long ago that I didn't see it coming.
YA Fantasy - K.A. Wiggins
YA Fantasy - K.A. Wiggins rated it 11 months ago
Disclaimer: Reviewing NetGalley eARC I think I read this as a teen, though all I remember of the classic novel is that it was kind of tedious. This format does a good job of making it more accessible. There're notes at the end that talk about the adaptation and how some of the symbolism is capture...
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents rated it 1 year ago
I read this book in school. I wasn't crazy about it then, but it was a little better the second time. I honestly don't remember much about when I read it in school or the discussions about meanings that we probably had. I still got bored some, but Pearl kept me more interested this time. I like the ...
Fiction Fantastic
Fiction Fantastic rated it 2 years ago
Copy received courtesy of NetgalleyI loved the artwork of this graphic novel! I never read the original, but I saw the movie and thought it was a pretty good story... This obviously ended differently than the movie. There's way too much God stuff in here for my taste, although I know this was really...
Purple People Readers
Purple People Readers rated it 2 years ago
*I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.* Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 I was first interested in this book, because I’m starting to branch out to reading more manga and I wanted to see how a classic story like The Scarlet Letter wo...
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