ISBN-10:
1883011337
ISBN-13:
9781883011338
Pub. Date:
05/28/1996
Publisher:
Library of America, The
Nathaniel Hawthorne: Tales & Sketches (Library of America College Edition) / Edition 1

Nathaniel Hawthorne: Tales & Sketches (Library of America College Edition) / Edition 1

by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Roy Harvey Pearce

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ISBN-13: 9781883011338
Publisher: Library of America, The
Publication date: 05/28/1996
Series: Library of America College Editions
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 1200
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.74(d)
Lexile: 1340L (what's this?)

About the Author

Nathaniel Hawthorne was born on July 4, 1804, in Salem, Massachusetts, the son and grandson of proud New England seafarers. He lived in genteel poverty with his widowed mother and two young sisters in a house filled with Puritan ideals and family pride in a prosperous past. His boyhood was, in most respects, pleasant and normal. In 1825 he was graduated from Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, and he returned to Salem determined to become a writer of short stories. For the next twelve years he was plagued with unhappiness and self-doubts as he struggled to master his craft. He finally secured some small measure of success with the publication of his Twice-Told Tales (1837). His marriage to Sophia Peabody in 1842 was a happy one. The Scarlet Letter (1850), which brought him immediate recognition, was followed by The House of the Seven Gables (1851). After serving four years as the American Consul in Liverpool, England, he traveled in Italy; he returned home to Massachusetts in 1860. Depressed, weary of writing, and failing in health, he died on May 19, 1864, at Plymouth, New Hampshire.

Date of Birth:

July 4, 1804

Date of Death:

May 19, 1864

Place of Birth:

Salem, Massachusetts

Place of Death:

Plymouth, New Hampshire

Education:

Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, 1824

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