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Nathaniel Hawthorne. Life of Nathaniel Hawthorne He was born in Salem, Massachusetts on July 4, 1804 and died on the night of May 18, 1864. Judge John.

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3 Life of Nathaniel Hawthorne He was born in Salem, Massachusetts on July 4, 1804 and died on the night of May 18, Judge John Hathorne was his great, great grandfather (one of the judges during the Salem witchcraft trials; this shamed Nathaniel) Father (Nathaniel Hathorne) was a Salem sea captain, died when Nathaniel was four years old and this led to feelings of abandonment Mother (Elizabeth Clarke Manning Hathorne) lived in a state of grief and seclusion after she lost her husband His family heritage, name, and guilt had a huge influence on his life and writings (He added aW to his last name.) He was born in Salem, Massachusetts on July 4, 1804 and died on the night of May 18, Judge John Hathorne was his great, great grandfather (one of the judges during the Salem witchcraft trials; this shamed Nathaniel) Father (Nathaniel Hathorne) was a Salem sea captain, died when Nathaniel was four years old and this led to feelings of abandonment Mother (Elizabeth Clarke Manning Hathorne) lived in a state of grief and seclusion after she lost her husband His family heritage, name, and guilt had a huge influence on his life and writings (He added aW to his last name.)

4 When he was a child he developed a great love of reading and nature He moved to Maine with his mother and siblings after the death of his father He attended college at Bowdoin College in Maine from (his uncles paid for his education) After graduation, he lived for 12 years in solitude and spent most of his time writing Publishes many short stories (tales) in magazines 1839 is engaged to Sophia Peabody 1841 lived at Brook Farm (Utopian Transcendentalist community) for 7 months before leaving because he had different beliefs When he was a child he developed a great love of reading and nature He moved to Maine with his mother and siblings after the death of his father He attended college at Bowdoin College in Maine from (his uncles paid for his education) After graduation, he lived for 12 years in solitude and spent most of his time writing Publishes many short stories (tales) in magazines 1839 is engaged to Sophia Peabody 1841 lived at Brook Farm (Utopian Transcendentalist community) for 7 months before leaving because he had different beliefs

5 Establishes a friendship with Emerson and Thoreau Sophia and Nathaniel get married in 1842 and later have three children worked at the Salem Custom House as a surveyor (This is where The Scarlet Letter story was found.) 1850 published The Scarlet Letter Summer of 1850 he meets and becomes friends with Herman Melville 1851 publishes The House of the Seven Gables appointed to U.S. consul at Liverpool (England) by college friend and then president Franklin Pierce Continued to publish some writings, but struggles to work on his fiction as his health declined Died in May 1864 in New Hampshire while on a trip with Franklin Pierce Establishes a friendship with Emerson and Thoreau Sophia and Nathaniel get married in 1842 and later have three children worked at the Salem Custom House as a surveyor (This is where The Scarlet Letter story was found.) 1850 published The Scarlet Letter Summer of 1850 he meets and becomes friends with Herman Melville 1851 publishes The House of the Seven Gables appointed to U.S. consul at Liverpool (England) by college friend and then president Franklin Pierce Continued to publish some writings, but struggles to work on his fiction as his health declined Died in May 1864 in New Hampshire while on a trip with Franklin Pierce


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