The Son

July 28, 2014 | 2 books mentioned

He befriended Mark Twain. His father wrote The Scarlet LetterHe drank wine with Oscar Wilde, George Eliot and Henry James, and William Randolph Hearst once hired him as a reporter. He even published a few books to critical acclaim. So why do so few of us know anything about Julian Hawthorne? In the WaPo, Michael Dirda reviews a new biography. (h/t Arts and Letters Daily)

is a staff writer for The Millions. He lives in New York.

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