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A Life - Nathaniel Hawthorne
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A Life - Nathaniel Hawthorne

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 Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.

 - Nathaniel Hawthorne

 Famous for his literary work, The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne was born on July 4, 1804 in Salem in Massachusetts. His other works include Fanshawe, The House of the Seven Gables, The Blithedale Romance, The Dolliver Romance, The Marble Faun, Doctor Grimshawe's Secret, Twice-told Tales, Grandfather's Chair, Mosses from an Old Manse, A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys, The Snow Image, and Twice Other Told Stories, Tanglewood Tales, The Celestial Railroad and Other Stories, A Wonder Book for Young and Old, and Twenty Days with Julian & Little Bunny among other books. His works are synonymous with Dark Romanticism. He attended Bowdoin College much to his disdain. It was his uncle who suggested that Hawthorne receive an education.


Hawthorne married illustrator, Sophia Peabody. Apart from being a writer, he also served as the Surveyor for the District of Salem and Beverly and Inspector of the Revenue for the Port of Salem. He died on May 19, 1864.

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