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EAF Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)

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Nathaniel Hawthorne, a popular prose writer, was born in Salem, Mass. With Longfellow, he attended Bowdoin College and graduated in 1825. His works include Twice-Told Tales (1837, 1842; many of these stories were originally published in The Token and other periodicals -- thus the title), Mosses from an Old Manse (1846; includes some autobiographical sketches), The Scarlet Letter(1850), The House of the Seven Gables (1851), The Blithedale Romance (1852), The Snow Image, and other Twice-Told Tales, and some volumes of stories for young readers. Hawthorne also served as Surveyor in the Custom-House at Salem from 1846-1847 (see The Scarlet Letter), wrote a biography of President Franklin Pierce, and was appointed by Pierce as American Consul at Liverpool (1853-1857).


Works in the EAF Collection

"The Ambitious Guest" from Twice-Told Tales, Second Series (1842?)

The Blithedale Romance (1852)

"The Canterbury Pilgrims" from Moral Tales (1840)

The Celestial Rail-road (1843)

"Chippings with a Chisel" from Twice-Told Tales, Second Series (1842?)

"David Swan" from Moral Tales (1840)

"Edward Fane's Rosebud" from Twice-Told Tales, Second Series (1842?)

"Endicott and the Red Cross" from Twice-Told Tales, Second Series (1842?)

Fanshawe (1828)

"Foot-Prints on the Sea-Shore" from Twice-Told Tales, Second Series (1842?)

The Gentle Boy: A Thrice Told Tale (1839)

"The Haunted Mind" from Moral Tales (1840)

"The Haunted Mind" from Twice-Told Tales, Second Series (1842?) (Restricted)

"The Haunted Quack" from Tales of Humor (1840)

The House of Seven Gables: A Romance (1851) (Restricted)

"Legends of the Province House" from Twice-Told Tales, Second Series (1842?) (Restricted)

"The Lily's Quest" from Twice-Told Tales, Second Series (1842?)

"Little Pansie, a Fragment." in J. T. Fields, ed., Good Company (1866) (Restricted)

The Marble Faun; or, The Romance of Monte Beni (1860) [Volume 1] [Volume 2] (Restricted)

Mosses from an Old Manse (1846) [Volume 1] [Volume 2]

"Mr. Higginbotham's Catastrophe" from Tales for the Times (1840)

"Mrs. Bullfrog" from Tales of Humor (1840)

"Night Sketches beneath an Umbrella" from Moral Tales (1840)

"Night Sketches" from Twice-Told Tales, Second Series (1842?)

"Peter Goldthwaite's Treasure" from Twice-Told Tales, Second Series (1842?)

"A Rill from the Town Pump" from Tales for the Times (1840)

The Scarlet Letter (1850)

Septimius Felton; or, The Elixir of Life (1872)

"The Seven Vagabonds" from Twice-Told Tales, Second Series (1842?)

"The Shaker Bridal" from Twice-Told Tales, Second Series (1842?)

"Sights from a Steeple" from Moral Tales (1840)

"The Sister Years" from Twice-Told Tales, Second Series (1842?)

"Snow Flakes" from Twice-Told Tales, Second Series (1842?)

The Snow-Image, and Other Twice-Told Tales (1852)

"The Threefold Destiny: A Fairy Legend," by Ashley Allen Royce [pseud.] from Tales for You (1841)

"The Threefold Destiny" from Twice-Told Tales, Second Series (1842?) (Restricted)

"The Toll-Gatherer's Day" from Twice-Told Tales, First Series (1837)

Twice-Told Tales (1837)

"The Village Uncle" from Twice-Told Tales, Second Series (1842?)

"The White Old Maid" from Twice-Told Tales, Second Series (1842?)

Contemporary Biographies

From Oscar Fay Adams, A Dictionary of American Authors (1901)

From Samuel Austin Allibone, A Critical Dictionary of English Literature (1900)

From Evert A. Duyckinck, Cyclopaedia of American Literature (1856)

Other Resources

Other Hawthorne Items in the University of Virginia Electronic Collections:
The House of the Seven Gables 1851 (650 KB)
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The Snow-Image: A Childish Miracle 1850 (45 KB)
The House of the Seven Gables 1851 (645 KB)*
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The Scarlet Letter 1849-1850 (520 KB)*
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The Marble Faun 1858-1860 (870 KB)*
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Fanshawe 1828 (255 KB)*
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The Blithedale Romance 1852 (475 KB)*
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The Shaker Bridal 1837 (20 KB)
Mrs. Bullfrog 1846 (20 KB)
Feathertop: A Moralized Legend 1846 (50 KB)
The Procession of Life 1846 (35 KB)
The Gentle Boy 1837 (80 KB)
Wakefield 1837 (25 KB)
Egotism; or, The Bosom Serpent 1846 (35 KB)
Roger Malvin's Burial 1846 (50 KB)
Mr. Higginbotham's Catastrophe 1837 (30 KB)
Legends of the Province House 1837 (130 KB)
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Dr. Heidegger's Experiment 1837 (30 KB)
The Great Carbuncle 1837 (40 KB)
My Kinsman, Major Molineux 1851 (50 KB)
The Canterbury Pilgrims 1851 (30 KB)
The Birthmark 1846 (45 KB)
The May-Pole of Merry Mount 1837 (30 KB)
The Minister's Black Veil 1837 (35 KB)
Young Goodman Brown 1846 (35 KB)
Ethan Brand 1851 (40 KB)
The Snow Image: A Childish Miracle 1851 (45 KB)
The Devil in Manuscript 1851 (20 KB)
David Swan 1837 (20 KB)
The Wedding Knell 1837 (25 KB)
The Great Stone Face 1851 (50 KB)
The Celestial Railroad 1846 (45 KB)
The Ambitious Guest 1837 (25 KB)
Rappaccini's Daughter 1846 (80 KB)
The Hollow of the Three Hills 1837 (15 KB)
Peter Goldthwaite's Treasure 1837 (50 KB)
The Artist of the Beautiful 1846 (60 KB)
Endicott and the Red Cross 1837 (20 KB)
Drowne's Wooden Image 1846 (30 KB)
The Gray Champion 1837 Illustrations. (30 KB)
Guides to Nathaniel Hawthorne manuscript holdings from UVA Special Collections :
Hawthorne, Nathaniel, Papers of: #6249-a

Hawthorne, Nathaniel, Papers of: #6249-b

Hawthorne, Nathaniel, Letter from: #6249-c

Hawthorne, Nathaniel, Papers of: #6249-d

Hawthorne, Nathaniel, Papers of: #6249-e

Hawthorne, Nathaniel, Papers of: #6249-f

Hawthorne, Nathaniel, Papers of: #6249-g

Hawthorne, Nathaniel, Papers of: #6249-h

Hawthorne, Nathaniel, Papers of: #6249-i
Hawthorne Resources on the Web:
Nathaniel Hawthorne Society
Nathaniel Hawthorne Home Page at Eldritch Press
Nathaniel Hawthorne: The Scarlet Letter at the University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee