Nathaniel Hawthorne's Legacy

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Nathaniel Hawthorne was a very talented American writer. He was born in Salem, Massachusetts on July 4, 1804 and died May 19, 1864. Hawthorne’s family has a long New England history. Nathaniel’s last name originally is spelled Hathorne, but he changes it and added a w so he wouldn’t get mixed up with John Hathorne, someone who dealt with the Salem witch trials. The Hathorne legacy was one of strict Puritanism which Hawthorne grappled with in his stories and novels, The Scarlet Letter being one of the most well-known. Nathaniel was a big transcendentalists living almost like Ralph Waldo Emerson. Hawthornes father died when he was four from yellow fever in Suriname and Hawthorne's upbringing was left up to his mother. Nathaniel attended collage

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