Passages from the American Notebooks Vol. 2 - Nathanial Hawthorne - 1868 Ticknor and Fields Hardback

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Blurb: This is a First American Edition. This is only Vol. 2 of a 2 volume set. Green cloth binding with embossed bands to covers and embossed, gilt lettering and leaf design to spine. Former owner signature to front endpage. Author was an American novelist, dark romantic, and short story writer. "Much of Hawthorne's writing centers onNew England, many works featuring moral metaphors with an anti-Puritan inspiration. His fiction works are considered part of the Romantic movementand, more specifically, dark romanticism. His themes often center on the inherent evil and sin of humanity, and his works often have moral messages and deep psychological complexity. His published works include novels, short stories, and a biography of his college friend Franklin Pierce, the 14th President of the United States."