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Hawthorne: A Life

By: Brenda Wineapple

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Knopf: September 2003

Seller ID: 38687

ISBN: 0375400443

Condition: Used - Good


Handsome, reserved, almost frighteningly aloof until he was approached, then playful, cordial, Nathaniel Hawthorne was as mercurial and double-edged as his writing. "Deep as Dante," Herman Melville said. Hawthorne himself declared that he was not "one of those supremely hospitable people who serve up their own hearts, delicately fried, with brain sauce, as a tidbit" for the public. Yet those who knew him best often took the opposite position. "He always puts himself ... View more info