What relation does William Hathorne have to Nathaniel Hawthorne?
What was the Hawthorne family's original last name?
When was Nathaniel Hawthorne born?
Where was Nathaniel Hawthorne born?
True/False: When he was 4, Nathaniel Hawthorne's father died off French Guiana.
With which family did Nathaniel Hawthorne live after his father died?
At what age did Nathaniel Hawthorne acquire a foot injury?
For how many years did Nathaniel Hawthorne have his foot injury?
How old was Nathaniel Hawthorne when his family moved to Maine (the wilderness)?
True/False: Since he was previously an invalid and unable to walk, Nathaniel Hawthorne loved exploring the forests of Maine.
At what age did Nathaniel Hawthorne move back to Salem and begin attending a prep school?
Salem was previously ______________ so education was strongly emphasized.
Which college did Nathaniel Hawthorne attend?
False (he was fined for excessive partying)
True/False: Nathaniel Hawthorne was given a prestigious award for acting like a gentlemen throughout his time at Bowdoin College.
18 (out of 38)
Which place did Nathaniel Hawthorne finish in his class?
Nathaniel Hawthorne met which future US president at Bowdoin College?
False (he was miserable, lonely, and isolated while his short stories were very unsuccessful)
True/False: After college, Nathaniel Hawthorne was incredibly happy since he was beginning a rather successful career.
When does Nathaniel Hawthorne publish Twice Told Tales (it was unsuccesful)?
33 (not married, unsuccessful, living at home, and no real job)
At what age was Nathaniel Hawthorne when he was at an EXTREMELY low point in his life?
In what years did Nathaniel Hawthorne work in the Boston Custom's House?
1841 (he invested $1500)
In what year did Nathaniel Hawthorne invest in Brook Farm (a Romantic commune)?
Who did Nathaniel Hawthorne marry?
When did Nathaniel Hawthorne marry Sophia Peabody?
True (they were huge Transcendentalists)
True/False: The Peabody's were one of Emerson's first followers.
On whose campaign did Nathaniel Hawthorne work?
To which consulate was Nathaniel Hawthorne appointed (by Franklin Pierce)?
When did Nathaniel Hawthorne publish Blithedale Romance?
When did Nathaniel Hawthorne publish Scarlet Letter?
In which years did Nathaniel Hawthorne work at the Liverpool consulate?
When did Nathaniel Hawthorne go back to the United States (to New England)?
In what year did Nathaniel Hawthorne die?
False (she did publish them, but it was later discovered that she fixed his writings)
True/False: Sophia Peabody published Nathaniel Hawthorne's notebooks without editing them.
False (he died a forgotten, minor author)
True/False: Nathaniel Hawthorne died a famous author.
Randall Stewart (1930's)
Whose doctoral dissertation includes Nathaniel Hawthorne's work?
1948 (by Randall Stewart)
When was the first Nathaniel Hawthorne biography published?
When was Herman Melville born?
New York City
Where was Herman Melville born?
Before changing his last name, what was Herman Melville's original surname?
True/False: Allan Melville (Herman Melville's father) received thousands of dollars from his wife's mother, which allowed the family to live comfortably.
At what age did Herman Melville stop attending school?
1832 (leaves family in debt)
When did Herman Melville's father (Allan Melville) die?
When did Herman Melville (and his family) move to Albany where he attended Albany Classical School?
When did the Melville family business go bankrupt under Gansevoort's supervision?
When did Herman Melville become a cabin boy on a ship headed for Liverpool?
In what year did Herman Melville sail the South Seas (and eventually jump ship)?
When did Herman Melville return to Boston after his adventures on the South Seas?
In what year did Herman Melville publish Typee (about his adventures on the South Seas)?
In what year did Herman Melville publish Omoo (also about his adventures on the South Seas)?
Elizabeth Knapp Shaw
Who did Herman Melville marry?
Which of Herman Melville's novels received poor reviews due to its philosophical aspects of travel?
When did Herman Melville publish Mardi?
When did Herman Melville meet Nathaniel Hawthorne?
When did Herman Melville published Moby-Dick?
When did Herman Melville publish Pierre?
True/False: After publishing Pierre, Herman Melville was considered insane by many.
After writing novels, which was next type of literature Herman Melville focused on?
Harper's and Putnam's
For which two magazines did Herman Melville work?
When did Herman Melville die?
New York City
Where did Herman Melville die?
When did the "Melville revival" take place?
Where was Mark Twain born?
When was Mark Twain born?
Samuel Langhorne Clemens
What was Mark Twain's real name?
two fathoms deep
What does Mark Twain's name mean?
When did Mark Twain's father (John Clemens) die?
Which profession did Mark Twain take up that so many other authors had also done?
When did Mark Twain become a typesetter?
1856-1861 (Civil War begins so his route is essentially cut)
Between which years did Mark Twain become a steamboat pilot?
When did the Civil War began?
1861 (beginning of Civil War)
When did Romanticism end?
How long did Mark Twain last in the Confederate army?
After his brief stay in the Confederate army, where did Mark Twain go?
When did Mark Twain start to write for a newspaper?
When did Mark Twain publish "Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County"?
When did Mark Twain marry Olivia Langdon?
When did Mark Twain publish Tom Sawyer?
When did Mark Twain publish Huckleberry Finn?
In which year did Mark Twain go bankrupt, his wife became an invalid, his daughter became epileptic, and his other daughter died?
When did Mark Twain die?
Define: a sin of pride, a pride which becomes all so consuming that it causes its victim to place his own intellect and idea above every other person or thing (a way of living that a person develops over time)