Hawthorne's first published novel, Fanshawe combines romantic themes with an engaging look at college life in the early nineteenth century. Critics have noted that the novel has strong autobiographical components and is likely a thinly fictionalized account of the writer's own experiences as a student at Bowdoin College.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LisaMaria_C - LibraryThing
I can't imagine anyone today reading this were it not this was by Nathaniel Hawthorne, who'd later write such classics as The Scarlet Letter and The House of Seven Gables. Note, that came later. When ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - catecolem - LibraryThing
So this is my first review here on LibraryThing. Agh! The intimidation! Anyway, this is a delightful little work - I shall attempt to do it justice. Fanshawe tells the story of the virginal, innocent ... Read full review