The Ridpath Library Of Universal Literature (volume 13); A Biographical And Bibliographical Summary…

Paperback | January 17, 2012

byJohn Clark Ridpath

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1903. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel, an American novelist, born at Salem, Mass., July 4, 1804; died at Plymouth, N. H., May 19, 1864. He graduated at Bowdoin College in 1825, in thesame class with Longfellow; Franklin Pierce, afterward President, was a college friend, though not in the same class. After leaving college he led for several years an almost recluse life at Salem, writing much but publishing little. In 1836 he went to Boston to become editor of the American Magazine, a periodical which proved unsuccessful. In 1837 he put forth, under the title of Twice-told Tales, a number of pieces which had appeared in various periodicals. A second series of these was issued in 1845. In 1838 he received the appointment of weigher and gauger in the custom-house at Boston; but the Democratic party going out of power in 1841, he was displaced. He was then for a few months a member of the Brook Farm Association at West Roxbury, Mass. In 1843 he married Sophia Peabody (1810-1871) a clever artist, and subsequently author of a volume of Notes in England and Italy. After his marriage he took up his residence at Concord, Mass., in the "Old Manse," which had been the home of Ralph Waldo Emerson, by whose grandfather it was built. Here were written the collection of tales and sketches entitled Mosses from an Old Manse (1846). In 1845 Hawthorne was appointed surveyor of the port of his native town, but was removed in 1849, when the Whig party came again into power. The Scarlet Letter, published in 1850, was planned and partly written during this collectorship. He then took up his residence at Lenox, Mass. Here were written The House of the Seven Gables, the scene of which is laid in Salem, and The Blithedale Romance, for which the Brook Farm Association furnished a shadowy background. ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1903. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel, an American novelist, born at Salem, Mass., July 4, 1804; died at Plymouth, N. H., May 19, 1864. He gradu...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:140 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.3 inPublished:January 17, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217105262

ISBN - 13:9780217105262

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