Fanshawe – My First Hawthorne

Editor’s note: A unedited review from the vault—one of the few that’s aged reasonably well. Apparently I was Team Edward back then… no, not that Edward….

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

I finished reading my first book by Nathaniel Hawthorne, yay!! 🙂

Fanshawe by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Harley College, circa 1748…pre-Revolution America. Two very different students—the amiable Edward Walcott and the studious Fanshawe—fall in love with Ellen Langton, the young lady who comes to stay with the president of the college, Doctor Melmoth, and his wife. But after Ellen meets a mysterious stranger, and when she is later found to be missing, both heroes set out through the countryside to find her, one ready to fight for her, the other ready to sacrifice his life to save her.

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