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Hawthorne and His Circle   By: (1846-1934)

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By Julian Hawthorne


[IMAGE: NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE (From a crayon drawing by Samuel Rowse)]



Inheritance of friendships Gracious giants My own good fortune My father the central figure What did his gift to me cost him? A revelation in Colorado Privileges make difficulties Lights and shadows of memory An informal narrative Contrast between my father's life and mine


Value of dates My aunt Lizzie's efforts My father's decapitation My mother's strong box The spirit of The Scarlet Letter The strain of imaginative composition My grandmother Hawthorne's death Infantile indifference to calamity The children's plays and books The house on Mall Street Scarlet fever The study on the third floor The haunted mahogany writing desk The secret drawers The upright Egyptian Mr. Pickwick My father in 1850 The flowered writing gown, and the ink butterfly Driving the quill pen The occupants of the second floor Aunt Louisa and Aunt Ebe The dowager Mrs. Hawthorne I kick my aunt Lizzie The kittens and the great mystery The greatest book of the age


Horatio Bridge's "I told you so" What a house by the sea might have done Unknown Lenox The restlessness of youth The Unpardonable Sin and the Death less Man The little red house Materials of culture Our best playmates The mystery of Mrs. Peter's dough Our intellectual hen fishing for poultry Yacht building Swimming with one foot on the ground Shipwreck Our playfellow the brook Tanglewood Nuts Giants and enchanters Coasting Wet noses, dark eyes, ambrosial breath My first horseback ride Herman Melville's stories Another kind of James The thunder storm Yearning ladies and melancholy sinners Hindlegs Probable murder "I abominate the sight of it!" The peril of Tanglewood The truth of fiction An eighteen months' work We leave five cats behind


Chariots of delight West Newton Raw American life Baby's fingers Our cousin Benjamin's untoward head Our uncle Horace His vacuum A reformer's bristles Grace Greenwood's first tears The heralding of Kossuth The decorated engine The chief incident of the reception Blithedale and Brook Farm Notes from real life Rough draughts Paths of composition The struggle with the Pensioner Hawthorne's method The invitation of Concord Four wooden walls and a roof Mr. Alcott's aesthetic carpentering Appurtenances of "The Wayside" Franklin Pierce for President "The most homeless people in the world"


A transfigured cattle pen Emerson the hub of Concord His incorrigible modesty Grocery store sages To make common men feel more like Emerson than he did His personal appearance His favorite gesture A glance like the reveille of a trumpet The creaking boots "The muses are in the woods" Emerson could not read Hawthorne Typical versus individual Benefit from child prattle Concord grape Bull Sounds of distant battle Politics, sociology, and grape culture The great white fence Richard Henry Stoddard A country youth of genius Whipple's Attic salt An unwritten romance The consulship retires literature Louisa's tragedy Hard hit The spiritual sphere of good men Nearer than in the world The return of the pilgrim


A paddle wheel ocean liner The hens, the cow, and the carpenter W. D. Ticknor Our first Englishman An aristocratic acrobat Speech that beggars eulogy The boots of great travellers Complimentary cannon The last infirmity of noble republican minds The golden promise: the spiritual fulfilment Fatuous serenity Past and future The coquetry of chalk cliffs Two kinds of imagination The thirsty island Gloomy English comforts Systematic geniality A standing puzzle The respirator Scamps, fools, mendicants, and desperadoes The wrongs of sailor men "Is this myself?" "Profoundly akin" Henry Bright Charm of insular prejudice No stooping to compromise The battle against dinner "I'm glad you liked it!" An English , Irish , and Scotchman An Englishman owns his country A contradiction in Englishmen A hospitable gateway Years of memorable trifles


Patricians and plebeians The discomforts of democracy Varieties of equality Social rights of beggars The coming peril Being dragged to the rich Frankness of vulgarity and hopelessness of destitution Villages rooted in the landscape Evanescence of the spiritual and survival of the material "Of Bebbington the holy peak" The Old Yew of Eastham Malice prepense interest History and afternoon tea An East Indian Englishman The merchantman sticks in the mud A poetical man of the world Likeness to Longfellow Real breakfasts Heads and stomachs A poet pugilist Clean cut, cold, gentle, dry A respectable female atheist The tragedy of the red ants Voluptuous struggles A psalm of praise


Life in Rock Park Inconvenient independence of lodgings The average man "How many gardeners have you got?" Shielded by rose leaves of culture and refinement The English middle class Prejudice, complacency, and Burke's Peerage Never heard of Tennyson or Browning Satisfaction in the solid earth A bond of fellowship A damp, winding, verdurous street The parent of stucco villas Inactivity of individual conscience A plateau and a cliff dwelling "The Campbells are Coming!" Sortes Virgilianae A division in the family Precaution against famine English praying and card playing Exercise for mind and body Knight errantry Sentimentality and mawkishness The policeman and the cobbler A profound truth Fireworks by lamplight Mr... Continue reading book >>

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