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Nathaniel Hawthorne: The Early Years

On view August 14, 2004

Located in the: Online Interactive

At the age of 16 Nathaniel Hawthorne conceived and edited seven issues of The Spectator, a family newspaper that offered light-hearted commentary on the news of the day.  Published weekly in August and September of 1820, The Spectator showcases Hawthorne’s wit and his writing, such as morality, vanity, fame, and fortune.  In this online exhibition, The Spectator anchors an interactive exploration of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s life and career. 

View the interactive feature and explore the early works of Nathaniel Hawthorne.