Nathaniel Hawthorne

Novelist, Short Story Writer, Transcendentalist

"Every individual has a place to fill in the world and is important in some respect whether he chooses to be so or not."

Hawthorne was a classmate of Longfellow and future President Franklin Pierce at Bowdoin College.

He lived in a house in Concord called "The Old Manse" from 1843 until 1846. He and his wife moved to Salem and lived there until 1852. When they moved back to Concord into a house called "The Wayside". His neighbors included Emerson and Thoreau.

"The Scarlet Letter" is Hawthorne's most famous work, but he also wrote essays in the collection called "Twice Told Tales" which was funded by a friend of Hawthorne.