Two of his favorite short lives are Henry James on Hawthorne and Rebecca West on St. Augustine.
Sometims the "success" of the earlier project was simply a result of random chance, or what researchers call the Hawthorne Effect.
No one cares whether one of those names is going to be Mrs. Mellark or Mrs. Hawthorne.
It had rained all night and was still drizzling when I headed for the Hawthorne Race Course in suburban Cicero, Illinois.
The formulaic Hawthorne seems to have stumbled across that insight.
Across the road is a simple little farmhouse where Pierce spent his early married life, and where Hawthorne was a frequent guest.
And they said, too, that they were going to find the house where Hawthorne was born.
Slow movement expressed by long sentences is well illustrated in Irving and Hawthorne.
Was Hawthorne, then, simply an Englishman living in America?
Septimius, under such circumstances, develops into a kind of morbid and sullen Hawthorne.