The Birthmark is a romantic short story written by Nathaniel Hawthorne that examines obsession with human perfection. It was first published in the March 1843 edition of The Pioneer. It later appeared in Mosses from an Old Manse, a collection of short stories by Hawthorne published in 1846. Zephyr House is please to publish this beautiful edition of The Birthmark, also known as The Birth-Mark for its inaugural volume of one~prose. One~prose and its sister series, one~poem and one~play re-edition classic literature, poetry, and plays in historically accurate and easy to read formats. Our one~prose and one~poem series are thin and portable editions of classic short stories, novellas, and longer-length poems that are designed to travel with you. Our one~play series publishes classic plays in 8.5x11 inch format, for easy use by cast and crews. Visit www.zephyrhouse.com for more volumes
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Nathaniel Hawthorne was born on July 4, 1804, was an American novelist and short story writer. Much of Hawthorne's writing centers on New England, many works featuring moral allegories with a Puritan inspiration. His fiction works are considered part of the Romantic movement and, more specifically, Dark romanticism. His themes often center on the inherent evil and sin of humanity, and his works often have moral messages and deep psychological complexity. His published works include novels, short stories, and a biography of his friend Franklin Pierce.
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