Nathaniel Hawthorne.

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Nathaniel Hawthorne, one of the greatest and recognized writers of American fiction, was born on July 4, 1804 In Salem, Massachusetts, and the historic home of the Salem witch trials. He was the second child born to Nathaniel and Elizabeth Hawthorne. Nathaniel's original last name was spelled without the "w" in it, however, as he made is surprising and phenomenal dispute in the writing industry, he soon added a "w" to it.

Hawthorne, as bright of a man as he was, will always be recognized as on of our major writers in American Literature. He was so admired in his field of writing and of course, writing in general, that he had a whole volume devoted to him. It was Henry James's Hawthorne which was written in 1879.

In 1821, Hawthorne, a matured individual at that time, attended Bowdoin College which was then located in Maine. He showed himself to be a suitable person towards other people and peers; however, he was not always the most productive person at that school at that time.

Hawthorne was surrounded by great acquaintances such as Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, who was one of the very many people who encourage Hawthorne to pursue his dreams of being a writer and to impress the public with his on- hand literary skills. Longfellow was one of the few people that had a influence on Hawthorne due to the fact that he was familiar with a lot of the aspects and assets that belong in the literary industry considering the fact that he was " one of America's most acclaimed poets" ( Nathaniel Hawthorne). After graduating from Bodwoin College he decided to pursue his phenomenal writing into a great career. In 1928 wrote and published Fanshawe, a book in which was based on the days he experienced at...