Nathanial Hawthorne's Young Goodman Brown

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Nathanial Hawthorne was an American Writer who was born on July 4, 1904. He was born in Salem, Massachusetts to Nathanial Hawthorne and Elizabeth Clarke Manning. His writing is known for having deep psychological meanings and often have moral messages hidden within. He got his first taste of writing in 1819, when he was sent back to Salem for school. While there he wrote seven issues of The Spectator to be sent to his family. This was a homemade newspaper written completely by hand and included all types of writings; including essays and poems. In 1821 he had the opportunity to go to Bowdoin College thanks to the financial success of his uncle. After attending college, Hawthorne started his writing career when he served as the editor of American Magazine of Useful and Entertaining Knowledge while he was living in Boston. While he was there he met the poet Thomas Green Fessenden who offered him an interview to be a weigher and gauger for the Boston Custom House, he was accepted and started working on January 17, 1839. While renting a room during his time working in Boston he wrote several short stories which he sent to various annuals and magazines. None of these received a great amount of attention at the time, but among these stories were one that he is known greatest for Young Goodman Brown.

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