Nathaniel Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne (July 4, 1804-May 19, 1864) is considered one of America's most influential authors. He is most recognized for his novel The Scarlet Letter (1850), an international masterpiece. He is also praised for such works as The House of the Seven Gables (1851) and his popular children's book, A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys (1852).