Massachusetts in 1804, Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote many novels and short stories. Hawthorne’s best novel, The Scarlet Letter, overtook the role of the first truly, American novel. His use of rhetorical devices, especially symbolism, established him as one of the most studied authors of all time.
My Kinsman, Major Molineux Critical Essays - eNotes.com Critical Overview. ''My Kinsman, Major Molineux'' was first published in the 1832 edition of The Token, an annual book of essays, poetry, and short fiction to which Hawthorne contributed several pieces over the years.