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If it is not known how and when a man dies, it makes a ghost of him for many years thereafter (Nathaniel Hawthorne)

June 30th.–If it is not known how and when a man dies, it makes a ghost of him for many years thereafter, perhaps for centuries. King Arthur is an example; also the Emperor Frederick, and other famous men, who were thought to be alive ages after their disappearance.

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Scarlet Letter

I read this book YEARS ago and I still hate it. It had the potential to be a really good but it was so drawn out and the text was sooo boring I couldn’t get past Chapter 6. 16 more words

The End of the Road - Day 8

“Keep your face toward the sunshine,” wrote Walt Whitman, “and the shadows will fall behind you.” These words are a fitting introduction to the last day of our literary tour, as we navigated the tricky traffic of the greater New York metropolitan area for our last scheduled stops. 427 more words

The House of Hawthorne---and Why I Adore Erika Robuck

To me, the very best historical fiction succeeds in doing three things: It makes me learn, it makes me think, and it makes me feel. … 457 more words


La lettera scarlatta

La lettera scarlatta ha continuato a brillare, nascosta in uno dei miei cassetti, per cinque lunghi anni. Tutto per colpa della sua introduzione: mi ero scoraggiata, pensando di dover rimanere bloccata alla dogana di Salem, per trenta interminabili pagine, senza poter incontrare Hester Prynne. 667 more words


The Old Manse

Crossing over the North Bridge the first time, we couldn’t fail to notice the world’s most charming boat house sitting on the south side of the river. 662 more words


Jeb Bush fails to understand a novel commonly taught in high school

It seems as though former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush could use some remedial high school literature classes.

The Huffington Post has recently unearthed a 1995 book written by the likely 2016 presidential candidate. 282 more words