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by Nathaniel Hawthorne
     
 

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This vintage book contains a collection of essays written by Nathaniel Hawthorne during his stay in England from 1853 to 1853. In these writings, Hawthorne’s humour, empathy, patriotism, and sharp judgement are displayed as he takes us on a tour through rural England and Scotland. The work displays the whole gamut of life, from the grandeur of London, to the

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This vintage book contains a collection of essays written by Nathaniel Hawthorne during his stay in England from 1853 to 1853. In these writings, Hawthorne’s humour, empathy, patriotism, and sharp judgement are displayed as he takes us on a tour through rural England and Scotland. The work displays the whole gamut of life, from the grandeur of London, to the horrors of poverty suffered by many. This book is recommended for those with an interest in nineteenth century England, and it is not to be missed by fans and collectors of Hawthorne’s work. The essays of this collection include: “Consular Experiences”, “Leamington Spa”, “About Warwick”, “Recollections of a Gifted Woman”, “Lichfield and Uttoxeter”, “Pilgrimage to Old Boston”, “Near Oxford”, “Some of the Haunts of Burns”, “A London Suburb”, “Up The Thames”, etcetera. Many vintage texts such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now, in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589639188
Publisher:
Fredonia Books (NL)
Publication date:
07/31/2002
Pages:
668
Product dimensions:
1.47(w) x 5.00(h) x 8.00(d)

Meet the Author

Nathaniel Hawthorne (born Nathaniel Hathorne; July 4, 1804 - May 19, 1864) was an American novelist and short story writer.
Nathaniel Hawthorne was born in 1804 in the city of Salem, Massachusetts to Nathaniel Hathorne and the former Elizabeth Clarke Manning. His ancestors include John Hathorne, the only judge involved in the Salem witch trials who never repented of his actions. Nathaniel later added a "w" to make his name "Hawthorne" in order to hide this relation. He entered Bowdoin College in 1821, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in 1824, and graduated in 1825. Hawthorne anonymously published his first work, a novel titled Fanshawe, in 1828. He published several short stories in various periodicals which he collected in 1837 as Twice-Told Tales. The next year, he became engaged to Sophia Peabody. He worked at a Custom Houseand joined Brook Farm, a transcendentalist community, before marrying Peabody in 1842. The couple moved to The Old Manse in Concord, Massachusetts, later moving to Salem, the Berkshires, then to The Wayside in Concord. The Scarlet Letter was published in 1850, followed by a succession of other novels. A political appointment took Hawthorne and family to Europe before their return to The Wayside in 1860. Hawthorne died on May 19, 1864, and was survived by his wife and their three children.
-wikipedia

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
July 4, 1804
Date of Death:
May 19, 1864
Place of Birth:
Salem, Massachusetts
Place of Death:
Plymouth, New Hampshire
Education:
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, 1824

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