Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804 – 1864) was born on the 4th of July in Salem. He produced dozens of short stories and eight novels, three of which were published posthumously. The most famous of his novels – The Scarlet Letter and The House of the Seven Gables – dramatize the early history of Massachusetts. These works delve into themes such as guilt, persecution, and our obsession with the past.
Our Hawthorne collection includes multiple first editions, inscriptions, letters, and rare copies of his work. We even have his hair!