George Parsons Lathrop


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(1851–98), associate editor of the Atlantic Monthly (1875–77), wrote 15 books, ranging from travel accounts to society novels. Following his marriage to Rose Hawthorne, he wrote A Study of Hawthorne (1876), edited her father's works (1883), and in 1896 adapted The Scarlet Letter as a libretto for the opera by Damrosch. Lathrop and his wife became Roman Catholics, and after his death she became a nun under the name Mother Alphonsa.

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

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