Hawthorne, Nathaniel (1804 - 1864)

Genre: General Fiction, Short Stories

Born in Salem, MA, Hawthorne lived most of his life there in the Bay State but graduated from Bowdoin College with Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in 1825. Hawthorne also lived in Portland in 1818 and in Raymond for a few years around 1816.

He was a writer of novels and short stories, a member of the American Romantic school, specifically known as a "Dark Romantic." The plots of his work usually centered around themes of evil, sin and morality. His great- great- grandfather was John Hathorne, a judge who oversaw the Salem Witch Trials.

Selected Bibliography

  • Fanshawe (1828)
  • Twice Told Tales (1837)
  • Mosses from an Old Manse (1846)
  • The House of the Seven Gables, a Romance (1851)
  • The Scarlet Letter, a Romance (1850)
  • The Snow-Image, and Other Twice-Told Tales (1851)
  • True Stories from History and Biography (1851)
  • The Blithedale Romance(1852)
  • The Life of Franklin Pierce (1852)
  • A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys (1852)
  • Tanglewood Tales for Girls and Boys (1853)
  • The Marble Faun; or, The Romance of Monte Beni (1860)
  • Our Old Home (1863)
  • Passages from the American Note-Books (1868)
  • Passages from the English Note-Books (1870)
  • Passages from the French and Italian Note-Books (1871)
  • Septimius, a Romance (1872)

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