Robert Milder, Hawthorne's Habitations

Hawthorne’s Habitations

A Literary Life

In the first literary/biographical study of ­Nathaniel ­Hawthorne’s career in almost 40 years, Robert Milder, professor of ­English, gives a transatlantic perspective on the ­American author. ­Making use of Hawthorne’s letters and notebooks, Milder ­details how Ralph Waldo ­Emerson, ­Henry David ­Thoreau, ­Margaret Fuller and the American ­Renaissance impacted the writer. Milder also discusses the influence of Hawthorne’s time in ­England, where he served five years as consul in ­Liverpool, and in Italy.

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