Nathaniel Hawthorne (July 4. 1804 — May 19, 1864) was an American novelist and short story writer, best known for his novels The Scarlet Letter and The House of the Seven Gables.
His ancestors had been involved in the famous Salem witchcraft trials, where many people were accused of and executed for being “witches.” In order to distance himself from his family’s actions, the author added a “w” to his name (his original name being Hathorne).
At an early age, Hawthorne suffered from a leg injury that left him immobile for several months. During this period, he became an avid reader and developed an appetite for writing. Later, with the help of his wealthy uncles, he attended college, then came back home to pursue his dream.
gained fame while writing short stories, as they were very well received by his
audience. However, his talent was truly recognized after publishing The Scarlet Letter.
The author is a well-known
exponent of the genre of dark romance. The use of allegory and symbolism turned
Hawthorne into of the most noted authors of his time.
Here are 25 Nathaniel
Hawthorne quotes that are universal life lessons.