Wednesday Apr 17, 2024

Nathaniel Hawthorne Part 2: I Find the Shadowy Side of our Nature More Interesting.

In Part 2 of the 1863 conversation with Nathaniel Hawthorne, he’ll explain why he can’t seem to write while the war ravages his nation. He’ll also further demonstrate how all his writing was not doom and gloom with his story The Celestial Railroad. And he’ll tell us how Sophia, his wife, saved the day when he was fired from his job and thought he was broke.

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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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