Nathaniel Hawthorne was an American Romanticist author born in Salem, Massachusetts. While working at the Salem Customs office (a position he would hold much of his life), Hawthorne wrote numerous short stories, later collecting them into a single book, "Twice-Told Tales." History would remember Hawthorne, though, for his striking tale of romance in Puritan America, "The Scarlet Letter," published in 1850. A deeply allegorical look at guilt and moral evil, "The Scarlet Letter" would turn its author from a simple customs surveyor into one of the most famous men in American literature and the bane of schoolchildren for centuries to come.
|Civilization IV: Colonization Founding Fathers|
Vasco Nunez de Balboa • Juan de Bermudez • Pedro Alvares Cabral • Alexander von Humboldt • Juan Ponce de Leon • Lewis and Clark • Jacques Marquette • Gonzalo Jimenez de Quesada • John Smith • Giovanni da Verrazano
William Brewster • Bartolome de las Casas • John Harvard • Nathanial Hawthorne • Thomas Hooker • Sor Juana • Gabriel Lallemant • Gregorio de Mattos e Guerra • William Penn • Juan de Sepulveda • Roger Williams
Ethan Allen • Francisco de Coronado • Hernan Cortes • Diego Velazquez de Cuellar • Marquis de La Fayette • John Paul Jones • Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve • Dom Pedro I • Francisco Pizarro • Chief Powhatan • Hernando de Soto