Friday, December 10, 2010

Prodigy – Julian Hawthorne

Unlike his father, American writer Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864), Julian Hawthorne (1846-1934) loved to appear in public. Every time when somebody heard his famous family name, he would think that Julian was the older Hawthorne, the well-known writer.

That was the case and during one dinner party when a fan of his father approached Julian Hawthorne and enthusiastically said to him:

- Oh, dear Mr. Hawthorne, I read your "Scarlet Letter" and there is just one thing I could say: that is a masterpiece!

- You think? - Julian wittily replied. - Dear Madam, that book was published when I was only four years old.

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