Published posthumously in 1872, this novel was very much a work-in-progress at the time of Hawthorne's death. Nevertheless, it is of interest for its dramatic qualities—featuring an attempt to achieve immortality through science—and for its tragic story of greed and love.
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Nathaniel Hawthorne (Author)
Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) was an American novelist and short-story writer whose works were notable for their strong moral focus, hatred of hypocrisy, and a use of symbolism so lush and romantic as to almost constitute in itself a counter-arg...