Crafted from high-quality, durable glass, the Nathaniel Hawthorne Pint Glass celebrates the novelist’s timeless legacy and contribution to American literature.
Nathaniel Hawthorne was born on July 4, 1804, in a house that now stands on this site. He attended Bowdoin college in Maine, where he formed friendships with influential figures such as Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and future United States President Franklin Pierce. Throughout his career, he delved into themes of sin, guilt, and the dark aspects of human nature, often drawing inspiration from the legacy of his ancestor “The Hanging Judge” John Hathorne, known for his involvement in the Salem Witch Trials. Some of his most renowned works include The Scarlet Letter, The House of the Seven Gables and a collective of short stories published in volumes such as Twice Told Tales and Mosses from an Old Manse. He died on May 19, 1864, but his profound influence on American culture endures to this day.