Nathaniel Hawthorne

Ciin Cing

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorn was born in July 04, 1804 in Salem, Massachusetts, United Sates .
He was died in may 19, 1864 in Plymouth, New Hampshire, United States.
Big image
He was born in Salem, Mass on July 4, 1804, into the sixth generation of his Salem family. Their first American forebear, William and John Hawthorne was one of the three judges at the 17th-Century Salem witchcraft trials. His puritan ancestors and the New England of his own day but, in its " power of blackness" has Universal significance.
Big image

He Wrote about

Facing the world once more, Hawthorne obtained in 1846 the position of surveyor in the Salem Custom House, from which as a Democrat he was expelled after the wing victory in the 1848 presidential election. He was a 19th Century American novelist and short writer In 1850-1853 he wrote about "Custom-House , Scarlet Latter, The house of the Seven Gables, and The Blithedale Romance, along with A Wander Book , Greek Mythology and TangleWood Tales.

Intresting facts about Nathaniel Hawthrone

Hawthorne life was not externally, exciting or remarkable, but it present an interesting symbolic pattern. He spent from 1825-1837 in his mother's Salem household. Latter he looked back upon these year as a period of dreamlike Isolationand solitude, spent in a haunted Chamter, where he sat enchanted while other men moved on. The " solitary years" were, however , his literary apprenticeship, during which he learned to write tales and sketches that are still unrivaled and unique. At any rate, Hawthorne and Sophia, whom he married in 1842, resorted not to Brook farm but to be old manse in Concord, where they spent several years of idyllic happiness in as much solitude as they could achieve. Concord, however, contained Ralph waldo Emerson.
Big image
By his own account it was Hawthorne love of his Salem neighbor Sophia Peabody that brought him from has "Haunted Chamber" out into the world. His books were far from profitable enough to support a prospective wife and family, so in 1838 he when to work in the Boston Custom House and then spent part of 1841 in the famous Brook Farm community in hope of finding a pleasant and economical haven for Sophia and himself.
Big image

Background information

Nathaniel father, was a sea captain, die in 1808, leaving his wife and three children dependent on relatives. Nathaniel, the only son, spent his early years in Salem and in Maine. Nathaniel attended Bowdoin College from 1821 to 1825, when he graduated. The case of Hawthorne is complex, in his life and in his writings. Nathaniel Hawthorne die in May 19, 1864 in Plymouth, New Hampshire, United States

Resources

"Nathaniel Hawthorne." Encyclopedia of World Biography. Detroit: Gale, 1998.Biography in Context. Web. 15 Dec. 2014.