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. ‘The Marble Faun’ is a novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne that was initially published in 1860. The work combines elements of fable, pastoral and a gothic novel. The novel features four main characters and touches upon various themes that have to do something with each of them.