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Nathaniel Hawthorne (born Nathaniel Hathorne; July 4, 1804 – May 19, 1864) was an American novelist and short story writer.

Nathaniel Hawthorne American novelist and short story writer; born in Salem, Massachusetts; wrote the Scarlet Letter

Book cover 2 for Nathaniel Hawthorne

Book cover 2 for Nathaniel Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne, author of The Scarlet Letter was pretty hot looking too.  Kinda like Tyrone Power.

"Portrait of Nathaniel Hawthorne," Charles Osgood, oil on canvas, 29 x 24 Peabody Essex Museum.

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

Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp…

Nathaniel Hawthorne  (1804-1864)   Iconic American author (The Scarlet Letter,”The Minister’s Black Veil”), and shy friend to Transcendentalists Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, author Herman Melville, and president Franklin Pierce who Hawthorne met at Bowdoin College.

Nathaniel Hawthorne Iconic American author (The Scarlet Letter,”The Minister’s Black Veil”), and shy friend to Transcendentalists Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, author Herman Melville, and president Franklin Pierce who Hawthor

“Words—so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them." ~Nathaniel Hawthorne

Words - so innocent and powerless as they are standing in a dictionary. How potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them. ~N Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864). The Scarlet Letter. "Young Goodman Brown". Romanticism.

Nathaniel Hawthorne - (July 1804 – May was an American novelist and short story writer. *He wrote The Scarlet Letter in

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Interesting historical fact: the famous writer and novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne befriended Franklin Pierce in college (Bowdoin College) and they remained great friends the rest of their lives.

Nathaniel Hawthorne's boyhood home, Raymond, Maine..

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My favorite classic...with a cover designed by world-renowned fashion illustrator Ruben Toledo.

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Probably my favorite book that I read in high school. Everyone in my class hated it, and I have no idea why! What a beautiful classic.