A Historical Guide to Nathaniel Hawthorne


Nathaniel Hawthorne remains one of the most widely read and taught of American authors. This Historical Guide collects a number of original essays by Hawthorne scholars that place the author in historical context. Like other volumes in the series, A Historical Guide to Nathaniel Hawthorne includes an introduction, a brief biography, a bibliographical essay, and an illustrated chronology of the author's life and times. Combining cultural criticism with historical scholarship, this volume addresses a wide range of topics relevant to Hawthorne's work, including his relationship to slavery, children, mesmerism, and the visual arts.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Larry J. Reynolds
  • Brenda Wineapple
  • Samuel Chase Coale
  • Gillian Brown
  • Rita K. Gollin
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2001