Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Rest in Peace; Nathaniel Hawthorne; May 19, 1864

I truly didn't know this.

The famous American writer, Nathaniel Hawthorne, died on this very day. His writing has influenced me greatly, teaching me and molding (as with many thing else). His writings were ever beautiful and I can do no good justice to this famous man.

He was born in Salem, Massachusetts, living his life much to the par of a religious, but also conscious man. He went much into the writing business, starting out slowly and learning. When he wrote, he seemed close to an Edgar Allan Poe style of storyline, following him, though retaining his originality in script.

He died in his sleep on this day, leaving several stories and romances unfinished.

Rest in Peace, Hawthorne.