Nathaniel Hawthorne: Grandfather's Chair

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Over the span of almost two decades, nineteenth-century United States author Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote and published a wide range of works intended for children. These included six books: Grandfather’s Chair (1840/1841), Famous Old People (1841), and Liberty Tree (1841), each of which focused on tensions between England and its Massachusetts colonies; Biographical Stories for Children (1842), which sketched the childhood of well-known historical figures; and A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys (1852) and Tanglewood Tales, For Girls and Boys; Being A Second Wonder Book (1853), the pioneering first published retellings of Greek myths in English for children. …

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Laffrado, Laura. "Grandfather's Chair". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 24 August 2011
[, accessed 29 November 2015.]

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  1. Children's Literature