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Hawthorne, Nathaniel

(Encyclopedia) Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804–64, American novelist and short-story writer, b. Salem, Mass., one of the great masters of American fiction. His novels and tales are…

Nathaniel Hawthorne

One of the great American authors of the 19th century, Nathaniel Hawthorne grew up in New England and published his first novel, Fanshawe, in 1828. Though he went on to help lay the foundations of…

Lathrop, Rose Hawthorne

(Encyclopedia) Lathrop, Rose Hawthorne, 1851–1926, American nun, philanthropist, and writer; youngest daughter of Nathaniel Hawthorne. In 1871 she married George Parsons Lathrop…

Willis, Nathaniel Parker

(Encyclopedia) Willis, Nathaniel Parker, 1806–67, American author, b. Portland, Maine, grad. Yale, 1827. He was editor of the periodical the Legendary and later of the Token…

hawthorn

(Encyclopedia) hawthorn, any species of the genus Crataegus of the family Rosaceae ( rose family), shrubs and trees widely distributed in north temperate climates and…

Hawthorne

(Encyclopedia) Hawthorne. 1 City (1990 pop. 71,349), Los Angeles co., S Calif., a suburb of Los Angeles; inc. 1922. Located in an oil- and gas-producing area, Hawthorne…

collect

(Encyclopedia) collect kŏl´ĕkt [key] [Late Lat.,=meeting], in Western liturgies, short prayer proper to an occasion, often asking a particular favor. In the Roman Catholic Church the…

Dett, Robert Nathaniel

(Encyclopedia) Dett, Robert Nathaniel, 1882–1943, American composer and pianist, b. Drummondville, Que. After receiving degrees from Oberlin College and the Eastman School of Music,…

short story

(Encyclopedia) short story, brief prose fiction. The term covers a wide variety of narratives—from stories in which the main focus is on the course of events to studies of character,…