Nathaniel Hawthorne

Portrait of Nathaniel Hawthorne

Dublin Core

Title

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Subject

Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864
Journalists/Writers
Lippincott, Sara Jane (pseudonym: Grace Greenwood), 1832-1904

Description

He repeatedly criticizes women writers such as Grace Greenwood.

Type

Person
Reference

Person Item Type Metadata

Birth Date

4 July 1804

Death Date

19 May 1864

Nationality

US-American

Occupation

writer

Secondary Texts: Comments

"His opinion of Greenwood as 'ink-stained,' however, insinuates clearer disdain for women. The 'stained' epithet echoes biblical language of sin and reveals his attitude that such a public function as writing, apparently suitable for men, was not appropriate behavior for his stereotypical vision of should-be demure, humble, and private women. Greenwood, with her flamboyant style and flourish with fame, no doubt gave Hawthorne particular disease." (Garrett, Prodigal Daughters 31)

"Although Hawthorne's letters to Ticknor reveal his judgmental, if not jealous, attitude towards her. Greenwood seems to have gotten along amiably with Sophia and the children. In fact, she dedicated her children's book Recollections of My Childhood, and Other Stories to Julian and Una Hawthorne and later, when in London, put flowers on Una's premature grave. See her Times letter, 6 October 1878." (Garrett, Prodigal Daughters 40)

Social Bookmarking

Collection

Citation

“Nathaniel Hawthorne,” Archival Gossip Collection, accessed December 5, 2023, https://www.archivalgossip.com/collection/items/show/132.

Output Formats