My very own works and other neat diddies for the obsessive reader and the hopeful writer
It is interesting to note that Nathaniel Hawthorne adds eloquently, that he believes that the masterful author Alexandre Dumas plagiarized him with this writing. While he feels this is true, he offers Dumas his words freely, stating that "He is heartily welcome to it (Hawthorne's writing)." He is generous in his offering and I wonder how that generosity would be viewed today. Hawthorne wonders at the freedoms that 'the French Romancer' took in plagiarizing many of his fellow less known writers. Whatever the case, I am grateful for having found the words that both Hawthorne and Dumas have given us.