Names Life Major Works Subject Edgar Allen Poe -Youth in VA -Orphaned at early age -He suffered hunger, cold, poverty, & debt -Died when found drunk in Baltimore gutter -?The Raven? -?The Gold Bug? -?The Fall of the House of Usher? -Short stories in horror type -Fascinated by ghostly & ghastly -Prized by more Americans than Europeans Nathaniel Hawthorne -Grew up in Salem, MA -Had memories of his Puritan forbearers -Had to deal w/loss of his father premature death on ocean voyage -?The Scarlett Letter? +describes the Puritan practice of forcing an adulteress to wear scarlet ?A? on her clothing -The Marble Faun -Original sin and struggle b/t & evil -Mystery Herman Melville -Orphaned & ill-educated New Yorker -Went to sea as a youth and lived among cannibal
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