Nathaniel Hawthorne (99 books)


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Nathaniel Hawthorne was born on July 4, 1804, in Salem, Massachusetts, where his birthplace is now a museum. William Hathorne, who emigrated from England in 1630, was the first of Hawthorne's ancestors to arrive in the colonies. After arriving, William persecuted Quakers. William's son John Hathorne was one of the judges who oversaw the Salem Witch Trials. (One theory is that having learned about… (more)


Young Goodman Brown


The White Old Maid

The Wedding Knell

The Vision of the Fountain

The Village Uncle

The Toll-gatherer's Day

The Threefold Destiny

The Snow-Image

The Sister-years

The Shaker Bridal

The Seven Vagabonds

The Scarlet Letter

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Scarlet Letter, published in 1850, is an American novel written by Nathaniel Hawthorne and is generally considered to be his magnum opus. Set in 17th-century Puritan Boston, it tells the story of Hester...

The Pygmies

The Prophetic Pictures

The Procession of Life

The Pomegranate Seeds

The Paradise for Children

The Old Manse

The Old Apple Dealer

The New Adam and Eve

The Miraculous Pitcher

The Minotaur

The Minister's Black Veil

The May-Pole of Merry Mount

The Marble Faun

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Marble Faun is Hawthorne's most unusual romance, and possibly one of the strangest major works of American fiction. Writing on the eve of the American Civil War, Hawthorne set his story in a fantastical...

The Man of Adamant

The Lily's Quest

The Journal of a Solitary Man

The Intelligence Office

The House of the Seven Gables

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

In a sleepy little New England village stands a dark, weather-beaten, many-gabled house. This brooding mansion is haunted by a centuries-old curse that casts the shadow of ancestral sin upon the last four members...

The Hollow of the Three Hills

The Haunted Mind

The Hall of Fantasy

The Great Stone Face

The Great Carbuncle

The Gray Champion

The Gorgon's Head

The Golden Fleece

The Gentle Boy

The Dragon's Teeth

The Devil in Manuscript

The Celestial Railroad

The Canterbury Pilgrims

The Blithedale Romance

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The principal setting is a communal farm called Blithedale (i.e., "Happy Valley"), a would-be modern Arcadia along the lines of the anti-capitalist ideals of Charles Fourier, yet is nonetheless destroyed by...

The Birth-Mark

The Artist of the Beautiful

The Antique Ring

The Ancestral Footstep

The Ambitious Guest

Sylph Etherege

Sunday at Home


Sketches From Memory

Sights from a Steeple

Septimius Felton

Roger Malvin's Burial

Rappaccini's Daughter

Peter Goldthwaite's Treasure

Passages from a Relinquished Work

P's Correspondence

Old Ticonderoga

Old News

My Visit To Niagara

My Kinsman, Major Molineux

Mrs. Bullfrog

Mr. Higginbotham's Catastrophe

Monsieur du Miroir

Main Street

Little Daffydowndilly

Little Annie's Ramble

Legends of the Province House

John Inglefield's Thanksgiving

Graves and Goblins

Footprints on the Seashore

Fire Worship

Feathertop: A Moralized Legend


Fancy's Show-box

Ethan Brand

Endicott and the Red Cross

Egotism; or, The Bosom Serpent

Edward Fane's Rosebud

Earth's Holocaust

Drowne's Wooden Image

Dr. Heidegger's Experiment

Dr Buillivant

David Swan

Circe's Palace

Christmas Banquet

Chippings with a Chisel

Buds and Bird Voices

Browne's Folly

Biographical Stories

An Old Woman's Tale

A Select Party

A Rill from the Town Pump

A Book of Autographs

A Bell's Biography