The Impact of Franklin Pierce on Nathaniel Hawthorne: Friendship, Politics, and the Literary Imagination (Hardback)Richard Williamson
Hardback Published: 01/12/2006
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This book demonstrates how Nathaniel Hawthorne's lifelong friendship with Franklin Pierce influenced the author's literary imagination, often prompting him to transform Pierce from his historical personage into a romanticized figure of distinctly Jacksonian qualities. The book also examines how Hawthorne's friendship with Pierce profoundly influenced a wide range of his work, from his first novel, "Fanshawe" (1828) to the "Life of Franklin Pierce" (1852) and later works.
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd