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 Great Stone Face’ is a short story by Nathaniel Hawthorne that was initially published in 1850. The central figure of the story is The Great Stone Face, an amazing natural sculpture formed by rocks and the legend that have something to do with it.