An Author of Gothic Literature
The Life of Nathaniel Hawthorne
Connection to Literature
Along with other authors like Edgar Allen Poe, Hawthorne revolutionized what was socially excepted. The topic of adultery, which was featured in the Scarlet Letter, was something that had never been written about before not to mention widely distributed. It was a very morbid story consisting of almost no positive themes.
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