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site is dedicated to enhancing our understanding and appreciation
of Hawthorne's writings and
NEW: what is
new at Eldritch Press--keep in touch via one central
IMPORTANT: August 31, 2000, 8:00 p.m. EDT, Turner Classic
Movies on cable television will show the 1926 silent film of
The Scarlet Letter, starring Lillian Gish. Lisa
Anne Miller and Mark Northam have written a new score for this
newly restored classic. An informative press release
accompanies a kind note from Mark. We won't be able to watch,
so please send in your reviews of this important film!
NEW: Passages from the English
Note-Books of Nathaniel Hawthorne, as edited by
his widow, 1870. Caution: one big (1.2MB) file!
The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society celebrated the 150th
anniversary of The Scarlet Letter in 2000.
This site has no official relationship
Nathaniel Hawthorne Society, but we urge you to join.
North Shore Community College, Danvers, Massachusetts, is
planning a large public web site on Hawthorne in Salem, funded by the
National Endowment for the Humanities. A call for
papers and other assistance has been issued by Terri Whitney. See also
the "Hawthorne in
NEW: Our Old Home: A Series of English
Sketches (1863) in 1883 edition [719572 bytes]
or in ASCII text [679373 bytes] or
ASCII text zip file [273497 bytes] or
compressed file of HTML with pictures
The Wayside: Home of Authors,
by Margaret M. Lothrop, is once again available, now we
have secured permission from the copyright holder.
NEW: The Trustees of
Reservations finally has a page on The Old Manse.
NEW: La silla de abuelo --
translation of Grandfather's Chair into
Spanish--traducion en español. A translation into
Esperanto is in progress.
NEW: Passages from the American
Note-Books, as edited by Sophia Hawthorne, 1868,
Fun introduction! Did you know that we have discovered the
original sound recordings that Hawthorne made during his life, with
the most modern equipment and most powerful computer available to
him? See our old page, An Audible
Check out our new color
illustrations to The
Scarlet Letter. (A new window will open--keep it open
while you read the text.) We ask only this--if you enjoy viewing
these beautiful pictures, think about readers who are blind or
have visual difficulties which make them impossible to see. You
can make these pictures accessible to them by helping write
text descriptions we can place online. Please email your work
and we will give you credit. See the first few for examples.
If you like illustrated books as much as we do you will also
enjoy "Howe's Masquerade"
with many illustrations (be patient). It has been on this site
for years but most readers miss it.
Please visit the excellent site on the only home Hawthorne
owned, The Wayside,
now property of the U.S. taxpayers.
We now have new pages for The
Scarlet Letter. We have finished
the glossary and many notes for all chapters, at last.
We expect to revisit this book and supply a better bibliography,
if we can get copyright permission to do so. If you earlier
downloaded this text, please grab a new copy, since the
edition here as of 1999-10-01 has fixed many many errors.
Please let us know when you find typos!
The Scarlet Letter Essay Contest has been cancelled. We no
longer maintain a discussion page. We can neither answer queries
nor help with student assignments.
- Timeline of dates and events
"Boston in the Sixties" from Bits of Gossip by
Rebecca Harding Davis, 1904.
- Passages from the
edited by Sophia Hawthorne, 1868, 1883.
A short introduction from a University of Wisconsin at
Milwaukee special exhibit
- Search for Hawthorne,
Nathaniel in Cambridge Biographical Dictionary
- Encarta Concise
Encyclopedia -- type in search phrase Nathaniel Hawthorne
- Mr. Thoreau dines with the Hawthornes,
- G. W. Curtis visits Hawthorne
- W. D. Howells visits Hawthorne in 1860
(bonus: Thoreau, Emerson)
- Memorial poem by Longfellow,
- On Visiting the Graves of Hawthorne and
Thoreau, by Jones Very
- Nathaniel Hawthorne and His
Wife, by Julian Hawthorne, 1884
- 1884 visits to Salem and Concord and Boston by Julian Hawthorne,
- Memories of Hawthorne, by
Rose Hawthorne Lathrop, chapters 15 and
- "Hawthorne and His Friend," by
- Personal Recollections of Nathaniel
Hawthorne, by Horatio Bridge (1893)
- Bibliography of Hawthorne
- "Monody" by Herman Melville
- Hawthorne and
Herman Melville from www.melville.org
Hawthorne and Thoreau, friends and neighbors
- William Pike and his friend, Hawthorne,
- Since he didn't attend church, Hawthorne has been claimed by
Personality type of Nathaniel Hawthorne and others
- Quotes from Hawthorne on various
topics --please add your favorite
- There is a
page on Julian Hawthorne,
dwelling on spiritualism.
- The Wayside: Home of Authors
by Margaret M. Lothrop, 1940, includes much biographical information
on the Hawthorne family when they lived in this historic house.
Encyclopedia Britannica's Nathaniel Hawthorne page now has
free access. See that site for biography, bibliography, and other
material. We are not responsible for the content or
Expanded list including tales and book
tables of contents, or just the tales and sketches in the order of first appearance in magazines,
or the works in alphabetical
Listed by date of publication in book form (first edition, last
edition revised by Hawthorne):
- Fanshawe: A Tale (anonymous, 1828)
- The Story Teller
(unpublished 1832, manuscript lost, but possible order
reconstructed by Weber [Webe89])
- Uncollected stories or
sketches in magazines (1830-1844)
- Twice-Told Tales (1837,
- Mosses from an Old Manse
- The Scarlet
- The House of the Seven
- A Wonder-Book for Boys
and Girls (1852)
- The Snow-Image, and Other Twice-Told
- The Blithedale Romance
- The Life of Franklin Pierce
- The Marble Faun; or, the
Romance of Monte Beni (1860); (published in England as
Transformation, 1859 or 1860)
- "Chiefly about War Matters" (1862)
- Our Old Home (1863) (now in progress)
- The Dolliver Romance
(unfinished, 1864, 1876)
- Septimius Felton: or, the Elixir of Life
- "The Ancestral Footstep" (unfinished, 1882-1883)
- Dr. Grimshawe's Secret
(unfinished, 1883, 1954)
- The Library of America: Classic
The Ohio State University Press published a 23-volume
Centenary Edition of Hawthorne's works
Letters to Hawthorne
- The Notebooks - published posthumously - edited by relatives,
restored in modern (copyrighted) editions
- Libraries, museums, and collections of Hawthorne materials
The Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature at The
New York Public Library
- Peabody Museum - Essex
- Houghton Library, Harvard
University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (requires telnet
of the Hawthorne Family papers, including those of
Rose Hawthorne and Sophia Peabody Hawthorne, are at
Stanford, Department of Special
Collections, Green Library.
University of California at Berkeley, Bancroft Library
has a collection of Julian and Nathaniel Hawthorne papers.
- The Pierpont Morgan
Library and Museum at 29 E. 36th Street and
Madison Avenue, New York City, has almost all of Hawthorne's existing
manuscripts. Drop in and help them get them online!
Helpful resources for teachers
Read the best of the humanities on the web. This
Nathaniel Hawthorne web site has been selected as one of the 20
best humanities web sites on the World Wide Web by EdSITEment. EdSITEment is a joint
project of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Council
of the Great City Schools, MCI Communications Corp., and the
National Trust for the Humanities. The project has engaged
professional teachers to write a teacher's guide to this site. We
are amateurs and have no other relation to these groups nor receive
any financial support. Please follow the link for more
List of places from
Hawthorne's life and writings (at this site)
Discovery Channel School features The Scarlet
The Discovery Channel on cable or satellite television,
available at many schools, is featuring The Scarlet
Letter among its Great Books programs.
Teachers should visit
the Discovery Channel School web site for information that
might be helpful for teaching this great novel.
- NEW: video
documentary, "Neighbors in Eden," the lives, works, homes and
hometowns of Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne and Dickinson, for
sale by Jack
Hussey, Fairmont State College, Fairmont, W. Va.
Scarlet Letter contemporary musical by Mark Governor, available
now on CD-ROM. [Wonderful! Buy it! Produce it at your college!]
- Art: Portraits, statues,
daguerreotypes, photographs, monuments, gravestone
- The economics of book publishing -- Ticknor and Fields, the
popularization of literature, and the glorification of the American
author (see this:)
American Literary Publishing in the Mid-Nineteenth
Century: The Business of Ticknor and Fields (Cambridge
Studies in Publishing and Printing History, 1995), by Michael
Winship, ISBN: 0521454697.
- Related New England Puritan history [Brem95]
- Sociology and economics: what was Hawthorne's criticism of
socialism, anarchism, and the abolitionists? Why isn't the sea made of lemonade?
- Religion and philosophy: in what sense was Hawthorne a
Transcendentalist? - see the American Transcendentalist
- Psychology: Hawthorne and the making of the middle-class family
- Politics: Hawthorne and liberalism -- antebellum Democrat, Franklin Pierce
- Aesthetics: The picturesque and the sublime -- Hawthorne,
touring, and paintings, and the Hudson River School [Webe89]
- Music: Charles Ives: his Concord Sonata was influenced by
Transcendentalists, and Hawthorne
- Opera: some 10 references to
operatic versions of "Rappaccini's Daughter" and The Scarlet
- Theatre: dramatic adaptations, plays
- Film: lots of info and links on Hawthorne
at the movies
- Audio versions, adaptations, other
- At last! T-shirts, sweatshirts, posters, bookplates, mugs
custom printed with Nathaniel Hawthorne portrait! (Also Melville,
Wharton, Twain.) No web address, but call +1 800 958 3633 or +1 413
443 3634. Peter Drozd Graphics arts, P. O. Box 376, Pittsfield,
Mass. 01202. Tell Peter we sent you.
- Use a $0.20 United States Postal Service postage stamp
featuring a portrait of Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Parody of The House of the Seven Gables by Andy Oram, updated
for our computer age. (If you have trouble displaying it,
download the page and delete the style sheet between the <STYLE>
- Node for The Scarlet Letter at
Everything University is a neat do-it-youself hypertext
- Hawthorne College in Antrim, N. H., existed from 1962 to
1988, but lives on in the memory of its alumni and former
- Ever wonder about the relation between Hawthorne and Mt.
Everest, Neil Simon, Lionel Trilling, Rube Goldberg, MGM, Cal
Coolidge, Meyer Lansky, and Henrietta Leavitt (the Cepheid
variables astronomer)? They were born on the Fourth of July.
Fame: do more people celebrate on Hawthorne's birthday than
celebrate on John Lennon's?
- Helpful resources for teachers
- During the 1996 U.S. presidential election campaign, Pat
Buchanan put online Hawthorne's impression of Abe Lincoln,
considered almost treasonous at the time. We have the full version, "Chiefly About War Matters."
- Coincidentally, "Hawthorne": Did you know that
Hawthorne, California, next to Los Angeles International Airport,
was the home of Marilyn Monroe, the Beach Boys, and Mattel's Barbie
doll? Okay, you knew that. But did you know that Hawthorne, Nevada,
is next to the world's largest ammunition dump outside Russia? Will
the insurance companies select this as the site of Earth's Holocaust? More coincidences:
Hawthorne's daughter, Rose, died in Hawthorne, New York, on his
wedding anniversary. That Hawthorne, New York, is also the the home
of one of IBM's Westchester installations. Hawthorne's "lost
notebook" was found on Hawthorn Avenue in Boulder, Colorado.
- The "Hawthorne effect" is a much-discussed
area of industrial relations, psychology, or sociology. It has to
do with a series of studies done at the Hawthorne Works of Western
Electric in Cicero, Ill., in the 1920s. The conclusions seemed at
first to mean that industrial productivity did not relate directly
to the level of electric lighting. But this later appeared to be a
spurious result or side-effect of the research lacking proper
experimental control-- the workers instead seemed to increase work
with any meaningful human attention, much more than with
increases in lighting or wages.
- FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions about
Nathaniel Hawthorne and his work
- Isn't all this stuff overwhelming? Give me instead a few quotes or a sort of
introductory page to get me started.
- Whatever it is I am looking for, I haven't found it here, but
will search elsewhere for it.
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