American novelist and short story writer whose works are considered Dark Romanticism. He wrote The Scarlet Letter and The House of the Seven Gables.
Was hit in the leg while playing bat and ball, and became lame for a year.
He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa at Bowdoin College.
He married Sophia Peabody and the couple had their first daughter in 1844.
Edgar Allan Poe wrote harsh critiques of his work, but in the end he recognized it as brilliant and gave him public accolades.
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