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Our Old Home

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)

1. 01 - [Section One, Consular Experiences]
2. 02 - [Section 2, Consular Experiences]
3. 03 - [Section 3, Consular Experiences]
4. 04 - [Section 4, Leamington Spa]
5. 05 - [Section 5, Leamington Spa]
6. 06 - [Section 6, About Warwick]
7. 07 - [Section 7, About Warwick]
8. 08 - [Section 8, Recollections of a Gifted Woman]
9. 09 - [Section 9, Recollections of a Gifted Woman]
10. 10 - [Section 10, Lichfield and Uttoxeter]
11. 11 - [Section 11, Pilgrimage to Old Boston]
12. 12 - [Section 12, Pilgrimage to Old Boston]
13. 13 - [Section 13, Near Oxford]
14. 14 - [Section 14, Near Oxford]
15. 15 - [Section 15, Some of the Haunts of Burns]
16. 16 - [Section 16, A London Suburb]
17. 17 - [Section 17, A London Suburb]
18. 18 - [Section 18, Up the Thames]
19. 19 - [Section 19, Up the Thames]
20. 20 - [Section 20, Outside Glimpses of English Poverty]
21. 21 - [Section 21, Outside Glimpses of English Poverty]
22. 22 - [Section 22, Civic Banquets]
23. 23 - [Section 23, Civic Banquets]
24. 24 - [Section 24, Civic Banquets]

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Summary

These essays, based on Hawthorne’s stay in England from 1853 to 1857 as American Consul in Liverpool, were first published in the form of a series of travel articles for The Atlantic Monthly.In these writings, he displays his humor, his empathetic nature, his pride in his country, and sometimes his sharp judgment of others. He shares with us the difficulties of being a consul in the 1850’s, takes us on a tour with him through rural England and Scotland, shows us the splendors of London, and the horrors of the poverty that so many suffered. (Introduction by Margaret)