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Nathaniel Hawthorne was born at Salem, Massachusetts, July 4, 1804, and he died at Plymouth, New Hampshire, May 19, 1864.
The writings of Hawthorne are marked by slight imagination, curious power of analysis, and delicate purity of diction. He studied exceptional developments of character and was fond of exploring secret crypts of emotion.
Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote “The Scarlet Letter” in 1850, and it is considered to be one of the three of four greatest American novels of the 19th century. “Hawthorne never wrote another long work as complex and intense, as beautifully crafted in its use of words and details to achieve an effect, as this tale of four people entangled in the consequences of a sin.” [“The Flowering of New England”, p.236] With the help of “The Scarlet Letter,” Hawthorne’s literary reputation was made and he was widely praised as a writer of distinction and originality.…
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