Wednesday Apr 10, 2024

Nathaniel Hawthorne Part 1: It Doesn’t Matter What You Think, It Only Matters That You Think.

On July 4, 1863, Nathaniel Hawthorne was celebrating his 59th Birthday when he received a call from the future…

In this episode, Hawthorne will explain why his stories often leave you with more questions than answers. He’ll talk about the role he played in getting his good friend elected as the fourteenth president. And he’ll talk about his dark family history that inspired some of his most popular novels.

Start the episode now to join the conversation.


Since 2018, Paul Riopelle has been portraying Nathaniel Hawthorne at The House of the Seven Gables in Salem, Massachusetts. He has also regularly appeared as the author at other historical Hawthorne sites, including The Old Manse and The Wayside in Concord. You can catch Paul in-person as Hawthorne in his one-man show, Haunted Fables at the Gables, presented each October at The House of the Seven Gables in Salem.

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