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Address to the Moon

How sweet the silver Moon’s pale ray,
Falls trembling on the distant bay,
O’er which the breezes sigh no more,
Nor billows lash the sounding shore. 53 more words


Blog about making a sherry cobbler, a cocktail I read about in a Nathaniel Hawthorne novel

In the final third of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s 1852 novel The Blithedale Romance, the narrator, having departed the titular would-be utopian farm, enjoys some city time in a hotel. 844 more words


Nathaniel Hawthorne: Design to Open the Mind

Hawthorne’s Design to Open the Mind

Accredited with writing one of the greatest novels of the nineteenth century, Nathaniel Hawthorne addresses the unjust treatment of women is his novel The Scarlet Letter. 3,319 more words


Blog about the American Arcadia (or Arcadian America?) scene in Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel The Blithedale Romance

I am glad I reread Nathaniel Hawthorne’s 1852 novel for many reasons. One of those reasons is because I had completely forgotten to remember a marvelous scene near the end of the novel, in Ch. 1,013 more words


Hawthorne's THE SCARLET LETTER -- Lily

The Scarlet Letter paper

The Puritan theme in American literature is one that attracted me ever since I read Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, for their beliefs and traditions seem so divisive and simply unfair. 383 more words

Blog about Nathaniel Hawthorne’s journal entry for April 14th, 1841 (including a recipe for buckwheat cakes)

For years now, I’ve been reading, rereading, and sharing on this website excerpts from Nathaniel Hawthorne’s journals. I like to post selections that share dates. 964 more words


The unregenerated man shivers within me | Nathaniel Hawthorne’s journal entry for April 13th, 1841

Brook Farm, Oak Hill, April 13th, 1841.–. . . Here I am in a polar Paradise! I know not how to interpret this aspect of nature,–whether it be of good or evil omen to our enterprise.

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