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Nathaniel-Hawthorn-Birthplace - $3.95

Hawthorne lived in this house for only a few years. His mother sold the house in 1809 and moved to another located in Salem MA. She became overly protective of her son, the result being the young Nathaniel became shy and bookish. After many years of writing, Hawthorne wrote The Scarlet Letter in 1850. This soft & colorful little model fits into your New England Village very well indeed. Includes layout and stone walls in three scales.

Nathaniel-Hawthorn-Birthplace

Nathanial Hawthorne's Birthplace House in Salem, Ma...New England

 


Nathaniel-Hawthorn-Birthplace


Hawthorne HimselfOn July 4, 1804, one of America's most prominent writers - Nathaniel Hawthorne - was born in a modest house on Union Street in Salem. This house, which was eventually moved a few blocks down the street to The House of the Seven Gables, has been restored as it might have appeared in 1808.


Although he spent only a few years in this house, the events that took place here would affect him for the rest of his life. One of the most dramatic days involved his father, a sea captain, who sailed on many ships out of Surinam. When Nathaniel was four years old, his father left for a voyage to South America, never to return.
Hawthorne lived in this house for only a few years. His father died during a sea voyage in 1808 of yellow fever. His mother sold the house and moved to another located in Salem. She became overly protective of her son, the result being the young Nathaniel became shy and bookish.


After many years of writing, Hawthorne wrote The Scarlet Letter in 1850. The immediate success of the book allowed Hawthorne to devote himself to writing.

 

Nathaniel Hawthorne House todayHawthorne's other major work is The House of the Seven Gables, published in 1851. Hawthorne passed away on May 19.


The House of the Seven Gables in Salem, Massachusetts,has always been associated with Nathaniel Hawthorne and his famous novel by that name. His spinster cousin, Susan Ingersoll, lived in this old Elizabethan house built in 1668, and Hawthorne was one of the few men permitted to cross the threshold.

 

He wrote The Scarlet Letter in Salem, but The House of the Seven Gables was written in a cottage in the Berkshires. Hawthorne once served as the surveyor of the Port of Salem, and his desk at the CustomHouse is still in place.

Nathaniel-Hawthorn-Birthplace in Salem-Ma
Nathaniel-Hawthorn-Birthplace

In 1808, Hawthorne's father died in Surinam of yellow fever. Soon after, Nathaniel Hawthorne's mother sold the house, and moved her children to her parent's home. The furnishings presented in the house underscore the beginnings of this - now famous - writer. They illustrate the life of a Salem family of modest means, and the maritime roots of his forebears.