Portrait of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Charles Osgood, 1840
(courtesy of the Peabody Essex Museum)
EDSITEment’s “Best of the Humanities on the Web” award
To begin, click on any of the areas listed
in the menu on the left: Life
and Times, Literature,
Buildings and Houses, Explore,
Scholars' Forum, Archives.
Then select a topic, subtopic and a related resource from the dropdown menus. You may also at any
time click on the Timeline or Maps
located on the menu. To search for content use the
Site Search located at the upper right of the
Website last updated: August 27, 2014.
Hawthorne News and Events
Two new papers on the Scholars’ Forum from the 2014 Hawthorne Society Conference:
1. Dr. Patricia Dunlavy Valenti, Professor Emerita, Department of English and Theater, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Pinehurst, NC,
“’Defy All Hell’: Rappers in the Moulin Rouge,” paper delivered at the Nathaniel Hawthorne Society Conference, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, North Adams, MA, June 13, 2014.
2. Rob Velella, independent scholar, “Reality and Unreality in The House of the Seven Gables,” paper delivered at the Nathaniel Hawthorne Society Conference, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, North Adams, MA, June 13, 2014.
NPR Interviews Professor Sam Coale for Story on Hawthorne and Melville
The Hawthorne in Salem Website was approached by NPR for help on a story on Hawthorne and Melville, so we suggested NPR interview Dr. Samuel Coale, Hawthorne scholar and professor of English at Wheaton College in Norton, MA. NPR did interview Professor Coale, and here is a link to the story.
by or about Hawthorne and His Contemporaries as well other items related
Purchasing a book on Amazon through
our site will assist North Shore Community College in maintaining and
expanding the site.
Valenti, Patricia Dunlavy. Sophia Peabody Hawthorne: A Life, Volume 2, 1848-1871. Columbia, MO:
University of Missouri Press, 2014.
This book is now available for pre-order.
According to the press release by the University of Missouri Press, in this second volume of her acclaimed biography of Sophia Hawthorne, “Patricia Dunlavy Valenti’s thorough research culminates in a compelling account of Sophia’s travels to Great Britain and Europe and her intense personal relationships beyond her marriage with men and women, among them notable figures in American history and literature. The details of this less examined and surprising second half of Sophia’s life demonstrate her contributions as a travel writer and art critic in addition to her extensive influence upon Nathaniel Hawthorne’s writing.”
Note: Sophia Peabody Hawthorne: A Life, Volume 1, 1809-1847 (published by the University of Missouri Press in 2004) is also available.
Also by Patricia Dunlavy Valenti:
To Myself A Stranger A Biography of Rose Hawthorne Lathrop. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State UP, 1991.
Tax-exempt Donations to the Hawthorne in Salem Website
The site was developed with grant funding but now needs your assistance to continue and to expand resources. Please make a tax-deductible donation by clicking here. Fill out the form, and under Gift Designation, select Hawthorne in Salem Website. Thank you!
Order a Hawthorne in Salem DVD
for $7.00 plus shipping/handling/tax. Three short videos on Hawthorne's
life and two of his works.
Nathaniel Hawthorne Society