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Haw·thorne(hô′thôrn′), Nathaniel 1804-1864.
American writer whose novels, such as The Scarlet Letter (1850) and The House of the Seven Gables (1851), and short stories, such as "Young Goodman Brown" (1835), are marked by elegant prose and moralistic and spiritual themes.
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(Biography) Nathaniel. 1804–64, US novelist and short-story writer: his works include the novels The Scarlet Letter (1850) and The House of the Seven Gables (1851) and the children's stories Tanglewood Tales (1853)
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1. Nathaniel, 1804–64, U.S. writer.
2. a city in SW California, SW of Los Angeles. 64,730.
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