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  • adjective Alternative form of Hawthornean.


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  • I found a complete set of Hawthorne and straightway became a moody and sombre Puritan ... and I wrote in Hawthornian prose, quaint essays and stories.

    Tramping on Life

  • Take here the cunning sentences on _Selfishness and Egotism_, very Hawthornian yet quite original:

    Robert Louis Stevenson: a record, an estimate, and a memorial

  • That first day of work I had anticipated being greeted by Hawthornian witches, a coven of depraved syphilitic monsters chanting, You’ll be hoist on your own petard.


  • The affair gets revealed and Lurie, refusing to publicly admit he’s sorry for the affair in several scenes that resemble an Arthur Miller witch trial or Hawthornian scarlett-lettering resigns his post and leaves in disgrace; he travels to his daughter Lucy’s farm.

    2006 September 19 « Exile on Ninth Street

  • Each is a novel of substance and achievement in the fullest Hawthornian sense ” rich with 'minute fidelity' to the socially ambiguous, physically seductive world, narrated with sensitivity and intelligence by young women who have broken with their mesmerizing pasts.

    Story of X

  • 's five-part mini-series Children of Earth aired on Britain's BBC One earlier this month, it trended on Twitter faster than Michael Jackson and Harry Potter - not shabby for a show that wore a "hokey Who-lite" label like a Hawthornian badge of shame for its first two seasons. - Because visibility matters


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