Hawthorne short story
June 10, 2012 4:14 PM   Subscribe

Which Hawthorne story is this?

A man disappears on his wife and takes up residence in a house around the corner. She assumes he has died, but he returns 20 years later with no explanation.

If this helps any, the story was an inspiration for Paul Auster's Ghosts, from the New York Trilogy.

Is this ringing any bells?
posted by pxe2000 to Media & Arts (2 answers total)
Best answer: That's Wakefield
posted by Paragon at 4:22 PM on June 10, 2012 [1 favorite]

Damn, I was just about to post. Pretty great stuff.
posted by stoneandstar at 4:38 PM on June 10, 2012

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