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Nathaniel Hawthorne 1804 - 1864 Biography Nathaniel Hawthorne was born in 1804 on the 4th of July in Salem Mass His grandfather was a judge in the Salem witch trials Nathaniels surname when born was spelled Hathorne After he graduated from college he added the w in order to make the spelling conform to the way it was pronounced Hawthorne hated school and barely advanced through his studies Nathaniel entered and subsequently graduated from Bowdin College in Salem Hawthorne was not an outstanding student and graduated only in the middle of his class in 1825 Nathaniel had many famous classmates including Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and the future US President Franklin Pierce After graduation Nathaniel returned to his mothers house on Charter Street in Salem Massachusetts and began to write Nathaniel sequestered himself in her house for the next twelve years Critics were fascinated with this apparent isolation and speculated at length of his activities during this time However history shows that this isolation period was not as reclusive as Hawthorne would have most believe He socialized quite often in Salem and used the free passage that was available on his uncles stagecoach line to make summer excursions around New England Hawthorne even went as far west as Detroit Hawthorne published his first novel Fanshaw A Tale at his own expense in 1828 However he later recalled it and destroyed all the copies he could find Then in 1830 the Salem Gazette published his first story The Hollow of the Three Hills With the publication of Twice-Told Tales in 1837 his name was finally recognized by the public By the year 1838 at the age of 34 he had written over two-thirds of the tales and sketches he would write during his lifetime A year later Hawthorne met Sophia Peabody and became engaged to her Hawthorne felt that with his modest success in writing he would not be able to
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