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Walking Tour: Hawthorne in Salem
Wednesday, July 22 at 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Join Nathaniel Hawthorne himself on a short walk in his native town of Salem, Massachusetts. Hawthorne, portrayed by literary historian Rob Velella, will stop at several of his "haunts" about town (including a place he called "Castle Dismal"). Free, but recommended donation of $5 per person. Meet outside The House of the Seven Gables -- look for the distinguished author wearing his top hat.
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Valenti, Patricia Dunlavy. Sophia Peabody Hawthorne: A Life, Volume 2, 1848-1871. Columbia, MO:
University of Missouri Press, 2014.
This book is now available.
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.
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.
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