Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter And The House Of The Seven Gables

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Born on July 4, 1804, in Salem, Massachusetts, Nathaniel Hawthorne was an only child. His father died when he was very young. When he was still a child, an injury to his leg left him unable to move for a very long time. He spent much of his time reading and soon focused on becoming a writer. He most likely added a “w” to his real last name “Hathorne” because of his ancestor’s involvement in the infamous Salem witch trials. He was more of a novelist and short-story writer than a poet. Hawthorne’s writing had put his name out there but it hadn’t provided for him very well on a financial level. The Scarlet Letter and The House of the Seven Gables are among his most successful novels. Towards the end of his life, he attempted to keep his writing
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