Nathaniel Hawthorne

About Nathaniel Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) was an American novelist, dark romantic, and short story writer. His published works include novels, short stories, and a biography of his college friend Franklin Pierce, the 14th President of the United States. Some of his most famous works are the novels The Scarlet Letter and The House of the Seven Gables, and the short story "Young Goodman Brown."

“Earth’s Holocaust”

By |2020-05-02T03:15:54-05:00April 28th, 2020|Categories: Literature|

“That’s just the thing!” said a modern philosopher. “Now we shall get rid of the weight of dead men’s thought, which has hitherto pressed so heavily on the living intellect that it has been incompetent to any effectual self-exertion. Well done, my lads! Into the fire with them! Now you are enlightening the world indeed!” [...]

“The Wedding Knell”

By |2018-10-21T14:37:40-05:00October 21st, 2018|Categories: Culture, Fiction, Imagination, Literature, Marriage|

The whole scene expressed the vain struggle of the gilded vanities of this world, when opposed to age, infirmity, sorrow, and death… There is a certain church in the city of New York which I have always regarded with peculiar interest, on account of a marriage there solemnized, under very singular circumstances, in my grandmother’s girlhood. That venerable [...]

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