Nathaniel Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne was an American novelist and short story writer. Even though he was aquainted with the transcendantalists, he was part of the Romantic movement, and more specifically of Dark Romanticism. Hawthorne was the master of allegorical and symbolic tales. His main themes were focused on the inherent evil and sin of humanity. His works often have a moral message and a deep psychological complexity.

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David Swan

Nathaniel Hawthorne

We can be but partially acquainted even with the events which actually influence our course through life, and our final destiny. There are innumerable other events–if such they may be called–which ... [+]

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The Birthmark

Nathaniel Hawthorne

In the latter part of the last century there lived a man of science, an eminent proficient in every branch of natural philosophy, who not long before our story opens had made experience of a spiritual ... [+]