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