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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.
The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804–1864)

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. An American novelist and short-story writer; born in Salem, MA, July 4, 1804; died at Plymouth, NH, May 19, 1864. He graduated at Bowdoin in 1825; held a customs post at Boston from 1838 to 1841; was a member of the Brook Farm community, 1841; was surveyor of the port at Salem from 1846 to 1849, and consul at Liverpool from 1853 to 1857, returning to the United States in 1861. Among his works are: ‘Fanshawe’ (1826); ‘Twice-Told Tales’ (1837, a second series appearing some years later); ‘Mosses from an Old Manse’ (1846); ‘The Scarlet Letter’ (1850); ‘The House of the Seven Gables’ (1851); ‘The Wonder Book’ (1851); ‘The Blithedale Romance’ (1852); ‘The Snow Image, and Other Twice-Told Tales’ (1852); ‘Life of Franklin Pierce’ (1852); ‘Tanglewood Tales’ (1853); ‘The Marble Faun’ (1860); ‘Our Old Home’ (1863); ‘Pansie,’ sometimes called ‘The Dolliver Romance’ (1864); ‘Note Books’ (1868–72); ‘Septimius Felton’ (1872); ‘Tales of the White Hills’ (1877); and ‘Dr. Grimshawe’s Secret’ (1883), the last named being left in a fragmentary condition. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).