Nathaniel Hawthorne was an American novelist and short story writer. His works featuring moral allegories with a Puritan inspiration. His fiction works are considered part of the Romantic movement and, more specifically, dark romanticism. His themes often center on the inherent evil and sin of humanity, and his works often have moral messages and deep psychological complexity. ‘A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys’ is a children book by Nathaniel Hawthorne that was initially published 1851. This collection book is based upon the Greek mythology, for example the legend of Gorgon.