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Salem Tunnels -late eighteenth century

So there were already some tunnels in Salem linking the fine houses, the docks, the brothels and the counting houses. Many of the men who had made their fortunes running privateers became Senators, a Secretary of State, and other wealthy and influential men. 307 more words

Who Wrote It Better?: Winter Edition

As embarrassing as it may be for one celebrity to be caught wearing the same thing as another, many of us common folk find true delight in comparing the two and declaring a winner. 209 more words

Game Of Thrones

Your High School English Teacher Should Apologize for Making You Read The Scarlett Letter

Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter, 1850 (with some continued mention of The House of the Seven Gables)

I’m going to try to be Fair and Balanced like Fox News in this review of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s major novel. 941 more words

Book Review

January 15, 1852

Charles Wentworth Upham

(1802 -1875)


Jan 15 Thursday  Spent some time this forenoon in reading

the papers and fixing Susans work & pasted some pictures on… 280 more words

19th Century

Book Review: The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Summary: (Goodreads version… I’m at a loss on how to describe this one) Hailed by Henry James as “the finest piece of imaginative writing yet put forth in the country,” Nathaniel Hawthorne’s… 220 more words


Quotable Quotes #4

In endowing us with memory, nature has revealed to us a truth utterly unimaginable to the unreflective creation, the truth of immortality. – George Santayana, Spanish philosopher… 187 more words


Whispers In The Dark

More from my autumn leaf series, posted for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Shadowed.

“Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.”
—Nathaniel Hawthorne