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Literature Related to Henry David Thoreau and Nathaniel Hawthorne

Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau (courtesy of The Thoreau Society)

From "The Custom House Sketch" in The Scarlet Letter Excerpt in which Hawthorne refers to talks with Thoreau in his Walden cabin (courtesy of Eldritch Press)

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From Mosses from an Old Manse, 1854, "The Old Manse" Excerpt in which Hawthorne refers to Thoreau as teaching him to search for Indian relics in Concord and about the pond-lily.

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Connection between Thoreau and Hawthorne in his letters and "The Hall of Fantasy"

Excerpt from an article in PMLA in 1968 in which Buford Jones discusses the early relationship of Hawthorne and Thoreau and a likely reference to Thoreau in "Hall of Fantasy"

Also see article "Three Unpublished Letters by Hawthorne to Epes Sargent" by Edward C. Sampson. American Literature Vol. 34, No. 1 (Mar., 1962), pp. 102-105 Published by: Duke University Press (Stable URL)

Full text of "The Hall of Fantasy"

Passages from The American Note-Books of Nathaniel Hawthorne [edited by Sophia Hawthorne, Copyright 1868 by Sophia Hawthorne, Copyright 1883 by Houghton, Mifflin & Co.Vol. IX of the Riverside Edition, Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company,1883] (courtesy of Eldritch Press) These passages discuss Thoreauís visits to the Old Manse, his knowledge of Indians, his knowledge of literature and his writing ability, and an outing on the Concord River.

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Hawthorne on Thoreau: 1853-1857 Edward C. Peple Jr. The Thoreau Society Bulletin No. 119 (SPRING 1972), pp. 1-3 Published by: The Thoreau Society, Inc.
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Works by Thoreau Related to Hawthorne

Text of H. D. Thoreauís Retelling of the Hannah Dustin Story [From A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, "Thursday" section, 1849]

Text of Thoreauís Reflections on the Indians and White Settlement [From A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, "Sunday" section, 1849]


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