Nathaniel Hawthorne

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United States writer of novels and short stories mostly on moral themes (1804-1864)


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Both the critics and the biographers of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow puzzle over why in 1840 Nathaniel Hawthorne should have so freely passed on to him a privately learnt enchanting anecdote of a young woman who gets separated from her beloved on the wedding day and then searches for him for the rest of her life to be incongruously reunited with him only at a very long last (Longfellow would use the anecdote for his highly successful epic Evangeline).
Nathaniel Hawthorne in his times, Houghton-Mifflin, Boston, 1980, p.
The adapted literature selections are "After the Fire" by Lord Dunsany, "Fantasmagoriana" (a prologue to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, telling of a creative exchange of ghost stories Shelly once had with fellow writers), "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley, "Rappaccini's Daughter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne, "The Glass Dog" by L.
Most literate Americans would reserve `great novelist' for William James, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Philip Roth, John Cheever, and William Faulkner, among others.
As did Nathaniel Hawthorne, the father of American literature, who was inspired by his visit to write the book containing The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow?
It also offers a rare glimpse of the grand hotel era when Star Island--home to the Oceanic Hotel--attracted such notable artists and writers as Childe Hassam and Nathaniel Hawthorne.
The exhibit will include "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou and "Tom Sawyer" by Mark Twain.
A visitor to the Manse will thrill to the words being written at that moment still visible upstairs" (67-68), historian, biographer, and novelist Philip McFarland writes in Hawthorne in Concord, referring to a moment and a scene in 1843 when Sophia and Nathaniel Hawthorne stood before the second-floor windows of their first home and scratched inscriptions to each other with Sophia's wedding diamond on window panes of the back-bedroom-turned-study for the then aspiring writer.
Hartley agree that the principal influences on his work in general are Emily Bronte, Henry James and Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Transatlantic Literary and Cultural Perspectives is an extensive work of literary criticism and analysis that explores the complicated and reciprocal relationship between George Elliot's fiction and the writings of her American contemporaries, including Nathaniel Hawthorne, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Margaret Fuller, and Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Name a key event in early America and one of the Peabody sisters was there: attending Transcendentalist Club meetings, editing The Dial, helping to organize the utopian Brook Farm, walking with Henry David Thoreau, discoursing on religion and abolition with William Ellery Channing, reforming schools with Horace Mann, hosting Margaret Fuller's Conversations, enjoying nature with Ralph Waldo Emerson, lending her name to Louisa May Alcott's little sister, "Beth" of Little Women, getting Nathaniel Hawthorne the customs inspector position that frames The Scarlet Letter, and inspiring his complex heroines.
Alluding to Henry James, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Edgar Allan Poe in his introduction to Native Son, Richard Wright invokes the American gothic tradition.
While the most fascinating aspect of this biography is the competition between Elizabeth and Sophia for the angel-faced Nathaniel Hawthorne, and that between Mary and Elizabeth for that "knight of the woeful countenance," Horace Mann, the descriptions of a bustling Salem and a growing Boston make for delightful reading.
The idea of utopia is a conceit beloved of Americans--think of Brook Farm (where Nathaniel Hawthorne did a stint), or Amos Alcott Bronson's Fruitlands.
People like Nathaniel Hawthorne, Charles Dickens, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Julia Ward Howe, Oscar Wilde, famous theater actors, musicians, and opera singers were regularly welcomed into the home.