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Biography of Nathaniel Hawthorne Nathaniel HawthorneAmerican author wrote the Gothic Romance The Scarlet Letter ; In a moment, however, wisely judging that one token of her shame would but poorly serve to hide another, she took the baby on her arm, and with a burning blush, and yet a haughty smile, and a glance that would not be abashed, looked around at her townspeople and neighbours.
On the breast of her gown, in fine red cloth, surrounded with an elaborate embroidery and fantastic flourishes of gold thread, appeared the letter A.
The Scarlet Letter achieved much critical acclaim for Hawthorne. It was a tumultuous time to live in America: Hawthorne was troubled when the American Civil War broke out a few years before his death.
He also at times delves into the mysterious and disturbing; In the depths of every heart there is a tomb and a dungeon, though the lights, the music, and revelry above may cause us to forget their existence, and the buried ones, or prisoners whom they hide. But sometimes, and oftenest at midnight, these dark receptacles are flung wide open.
In an hour like his While Hawthorne avidly read and enjoyed the short stories of James Fenimore Cooper and Sir Walter Scotthis own were not well-received at first.
Nathaniel Hawthorne was born on 4 July in Salem, Massachusetts in the family home at 27 Hardy Street, now a museum. Navy who died when Nathaniel was four years old. His ancestors were some of the first Puritans to settle in the New England area and the lingering guilt Hawthorne felt from his great grandfather having officiated during the Salem Witch Trials provided a theme for many of his stories including The House of Seven Gables.
Hawthorne was not interested in entering any of the traditional professions; he was an avid reader and already writing his own short stories and had many published in magazines.
His novel Fanshawe was published anonymously in Upon graduation he continued to write stories and sketches, some of them included in his collection Twice Told Tales Longfellow would write a favourable review of it in North American Review magazine.
It was not a lucrative pursuit so Hawthorne worked at the Salem Custom-House to augment his income. In Boston on 9 JulyHawthorne married painter and fellow transcendentalist Sophia Peabody with whom he would have three children; daughters Una and Roseand future author Julian Hawthorne It used to be affirmed, that the dead shop-keeper, in a white wig, a faded velvet coat, an apron at his waist, and his ruffles carefully turned back from his wrists, might be seen through the chinks of the shutters, any night of the year, ransacking his till, or poring over the dingy pages of his day-book.
From the look of unutterable woe upon his face, it appeared to be his doom to spend eternity in a vain effort to make his accounts balance. They traveled throughout Europe and lived for a time in France and Italy where they met fellow authors Elizabeth Barrett Browning and her husband Robert Browning.
Nobody, I think, ought to read poetry, or look at pictures or statues, who cannot find a great deal more in them than the poet or artist has actually expressed.Biography of Louisa May Alcott - Biography of Louisa May Alcott Louisa May Alcott was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Amos Bronson Alcott, an educator and philosopher, and Abigail May, the energetic, philanthropist.
Louisa May Alcott (/ ˈ ɔː l k ə t, -k ɒ t /; November 29, – March 6, ) was an American novelist and poet best known as the author of the novel Little Women () and its sequels Little Men () and Jo's Boys ().
Lesson Plan. FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS A mix of media and teacher instruction helps students connect selected events of Alcott’s life with their historical backdrop and with her works. I discussed the current popularity of the royal family with Good Housekeeping in the UK.
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Born in Amherst, Massachusetts, to a successful family with strong community ties, she lived a mostly introverted.