Nathaniel Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne was a 19th-century American novelist and part of the Dark Romantic movement. He’s considered one of the most important writers in American history. His novel The Scarlett Letter is studied around the world.

Oh could I raise the darken’d veil

‘Oh could I raise the darken’d veil’ by Nathaniel Hawthorne describes what it would be like to see into the future and then regret having looked.

The Ocean

‘The Ocean’ by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a short sanguine poem about the peace that lost sailors find, after death, in the depths of the ocean.

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