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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher New Amer Library
Publication date May 5, 2015
Pages 402
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780451418913
ISBN-10 0451418913
Dimensions 1.50 by 6 by 8.50 in.
Weight 1.15 lbs.
Original list price $25.95
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: From Erika Robuck, bestselling author of Hemingway’s Girl, comes a brilliant new novel about a literary couple. The unlikely marriage between Nathaniel Hawthorne, the celebrated novelist, and Sophia Peabody, the invalid artist, was a true union of passion and intellect.…
 
Beset by crippling headaches from a young age and endowed with a talent for drawing, Sophia is discouraged by her well-known New England family from pursuing a woman’s traditional roles. But from their first meeting, Nathaniel and Sophia begin an intense romantic relationship that despite many setbacks leads to their marriage. Together, they will cross continents, raise children, and experience all the beauty and tragedy of an exceptional partnership. Sophia’s vivid journals and her masterful paintings kindle a fire in Nathaniel, inspiring his writing. But their children’s needs and the death of loved ones steal Sophia’s energy and time for her art, fueling in her a perennial tug-of-war between fulfilling her domestic duties and pursuing her own desires.
 
Spanning the years from the 1830s to the Civil War, and moving from Massachusetts to England, Portugal, and Italy, The House of Hawthorne explores the tension within a famous marriage of two soulful, strong-willed people, each devoted to the other but also driven by a powerful need to explore the far reaches of their creative impulses. It is the story of a forgotten woman in history, who inspired one of the greatest writers of American literature…

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Hardcover
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from New Amer Library (May 5, 2015)
9780451418913 | details & prices | 402 pages | 6.00 × 8.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $25.95
About: From Erika Robuck, bestselling author of Hemingway’s Girl, comes a brilliant new novel about a literary couple.
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Paperback
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Reprint edition from New Amer Library (May 3, 2016)
9780451474650 | details & prices | 402 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.72 lbs | List price $16.00
About: From the bestselling author of Hemingway’s Girl comes a novel that explores the unlikely marriage between celebrated novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne and accomplished artist Sophia Peabody—a forgotten woman in history who inspired one of the greatest writers of American literature.
CD/Spoken Word
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With Mary Robinette Kowal (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Brilliance Audio (May 5, 2015)
9781501234194 | details & prices | 5.25 × 6.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.15 lbs | List price $14.99
About: From Erika Robuck, bestselling author of Hemingway’s Girl, comes a brilliant novel about a literary couple.

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