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Excellent account, particularly for its close analysis of the literature and its relationship to the author's psychological and emotional life.Published 1 month ago by Melvin Pelvis
Brenda Wineapple may well be the finest historian in the field today. Her books are written in such beautiful prose that they are almost poetic. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mark R. Brewer
This is a marvelous biography and a wonderful read. Brenda Wineapple, who has also published works on Emily Dickinson and Janet Flanner, handles Hawthorne's life briskly and has... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Don Brophy
This is an amazing biography. Hawthorhe was a very famous and genius writer but a difficult and
insecure person. Read more
A beautifully written, mind opening study of Hawthorne's life and work. Brenda Winepple's penetrating insights into character are invariably
fresh and cogent.
At first I was not sure I wanted to read such a large book on this author of whom I knew little.. but I found myself looking forward to chances to read about this man and era. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Claudia Scott
Maybe it's my fault, but I was expecting a rigorous, scholarly biography. Unfortunately, though the narrative is smooth and sometimes pleasant to read, I often got lost because of... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Paolo Simonetti
in the tradition of herschel parker,.ms. wineapple has written a copious and trenchat bio of the master of salem..the prose style flows unerringly . I. Read morePublished 17 months ago by andronicus
A wonderful biography of one of America's best authors from one of America's best cities. That would be Salem, Massachusetts of course. Ms. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Gordon Roberts