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Original Documents Related to Novels of Nathaniel Hawthorne

Original Documents to the Novels of Nathaniel Hawthorne

Fanshaw
The Scarlet Letter
House of the Seven Gables
The Blithedale Romance
The Marble Faun

Fanshaw

Hawthorne, Nathaniel.  <I>Fanshawe:  A Tale.</I>
Boston:  Marsh & Capen, 1828.
Gift: Friends of the Library
Hawthorne, Nathaniel. Fanshawe: A Tale. Boston: Marsh & Capen, 1828. Gift: Friends of the Library
Fanshawe, Hawthorne's first novel, is also the earliest college novel written in America. Hawthorne based his fictional "Harley College" on Bowdoin. Published anonymously and subsequently disavowed by the author, Hawthorne attempted to suppress its distribution (his friend Horatio Bridge burned his copy at Hawthorne's request). all text copyright Bowdoin College, 2009.  (courtesy of Nathaniel Hawthorne Collection, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine)
Title page of <i>Fanshawe</i>, Hawthorne's first novel (Marsh & Capen, 1828)
Title page of Fanshawe, Hawthorne's first novel (Marsh & Capen, 1828)
According to the Bowdoin College Library record for this work, Fanshawe is "the earliest novel written in America, and Hawthorne based his fictional 'Harley College' on Bowdoin. Published anonymously and disavowed by the author, Hawthorne attempted to suppress its distribution (his friend Horatio Bridge burned his copy at Hawthorne's request)." (courtesy of Nathaniel Hawthorne Collection, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine)

The Scarlet Letter

Title page of 1850 edition of <I>The Scarlet Letter</I>
Title page of 1850 edition of The Scarlet Letter
 (courtesy of Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA)

House of the Seven Gables

Illustration depicting Clifford blowing soap-bubbles (cf. chapter XI \"The Arched Window\") from frontispiece to <I>The House of the Seven Gables</I> published in 1880 by Houghton, Osgood and Co., The Riverside Press, Cambridge
Illustration depicting Clifford blowing soap-bubbles (cf. chapter XI "The Arched Window") from frontispiece to The House of the Seven Gables published in 1880 by Houghton, Osgood and Co., The Riverside Press, Cambridge
from the Illustrated Library Edition, The House of the Seven Gables and The Snow Image, two volumes in one  (courtesy of Halldor F. Utne)

The Blithedale Romance

Masthead of <i>Concord Freeman</i> newspaper, July 11, 1845
Masthead of Concord Freeman newspaper, July 11, 1845
This issue of the Concord Freeman contains the announcement of the suicide drowning of Martha Hunt (courtesy of Concord Free Public Library)
Announcement of suicide drowning of Martha Hunt from <i>Concord Freeman</i>, July 11, 1845
Announcement of suicide drowning of Martha Hunt from Concord Freeman, July 11, 1845
 (courtesy of Concord Free Public Library)
Cover of <I>The Dial</I> July, 1843
Cover of The Dial July, 1843
 (courtesy of Fruitlands Museum)
First page of \"The Great Lawsuit, Man vs. Men/Woman vs. Women,\" by Margaret Fuller, July 1843 in <I>The Dial</I>
First page of "The Great Lawsuit, Man vs. Men/Woman vs. Women," by Margaret Fuller, July 1843 in The Dial
 (courtesy of Fruitlands Museum)
Masthead of <i>Concord Freeman</i> newspaper, July 11, 1845
Masthead of Concord Freeman newspaper, July 11, 1845
This issue of the Concord Freeman contains the announcement of the suicide drowning of Martha Hunt (courtesy of Concord Free Public Library)
Announcement of suicide drowning of Martha Hunt from <i>Concord Freeman</i>, July 11, 1845
Announcement of suicide drowning of Martha Hunt from Concord Freeman, July 11, 1845
 (courtesy of Concord Free Public Library)
Masthead of <i>The Concord Freeman</i>vol. XI from August 1, 1845 which contains the obituary of Martha Hunt
Masthead of The Concord Freemanvol. XI from August 1, 1845 which contains the obituary of Martha Hunt
Hawthorne was living at the Old Manse when he was called to help look for Martha Hunt, a woman who drowned in the Concord River. This event likely inspired the drowning scene in The Blithedale Romance. (courtesy of Concord Free Public Library)
Obituary (1) for Martha Hunt from <i>The Concord Freeman</i>vol. XI from August 1, 1845
Obituary (1) for Martha Hunt from The Concord Freemanvol. XI from August 1, 1845
Hawthorne was living at the Old Manse when he was called to help look for Martha Hunt, a woman who drowned in the Concord River. This event likely inspired the drowning scene in The Blithedale Romance. (courtesy of Concord Free Public Library)
Obituary (2) for Martha Hunt from <i>The Concord Freeman</i>vol. XI from August 1, 1845
Obituary (2) for Martha Hunt from The Concord Freemanvol. XI from August 1, 1845
Hawthorne was living at the Old Manse when he was called to help look for Martha Hunt, a woman who drowned in the Concord River. This event likely inspired the drowning scene in The Blithedale Romance. (courtesy of Concord Free Public Library)
Obituary (3) for Martha Hunt from <i>The Concord Freeman</i>vol. XI from August 1, 1845
Obituary (3) for Martha Hunt from The Concord Freemanvol. XI from August 1, 1845
Hawthorne was living at the Old Manse when he was called to help look for Martha Hunt, a woman who drowned in the Concord River. This event likely inspired the drowning scene in The Blithedale Romance. (courtesy of Concord Free Public Library)
Obituary (4) for Martha Hunt from <i>The Concord Freeman</i>vol. XI from August 1, 1845
Obituary (4) for Martha Hunt from The Concord Freemanvol. XI from August 1, 1845
Hawthorne was living at the Old Manse when he was called to help look for Martha Hunt, a woman who drowned in the Concord River. This event likely inspired the drowning scene in The Blithedale Romance. (courtesy of Concord Free Public Library)
Obituary (5) for Martha Hunt from <i>The Concord Freeman</i>vol. XI from August 1, 1845
Obituary (5) for Martha Hunt from The Concord Freemanvol. XI from August 1, 1845
Hawthorne was living at the Old Manse when he was called to help look for Martha Hunt, a woman who drowned in the Concord River. This event likely inspired the drowning scene in The Blithedale Romance. (courtesy of Concord Free Public Library)
Obituary (6) for Martha Hunt from <i>The Concord Freeman</i>vol. XI from August 1, 1845
Obituary (6) for Martha Hunt from The Concord Freemanvol. XI from August 1, 1845
Hawthorne was living at the Old Manse when he was called to help look for Martha Hunt, a woman who drowned in the Concord River. This event likely inspired the drowning scene in The Blithedale Romance. (courtesy of Concord Free Public Library)
Obituary (7) for Martha Hunt from <i>The Concord Freeman</i>vol. XI from August 1, 1845
Obituary (7) for Martha Hunt from The Concord Freemanvol. XI from August 1, 1845
Hawthorne was living at the Old Manse when he was called to help look for Martha Hunt, a woman who drowned in the Concord River. This event likely inspired the drowning scene in The Blithedale Romance. (courtesy of Concord Free Public Library)
Obituary (8) for Martha Hunt from <i>The Concord Freeman</i>vol. XI from August 1, 1845
Obituary (8) for Martha Hunt from The Concord Freemanvol. XI from August 1, 1845
Hawthorne was living at the Old Manse when he was called to help look for Martha Hunt, a woman who drowned in the Concord River. This event likely inspired the drowning scene in The Blithedale Romance. (courtesy of Concord Free Public Library)
Obituary (9) for Martha Hunt from <i>The Concord Freeman</i>vol. XI from August 1, 1845
Obituary (9) for Martha Hunt from The Concord Freemanvol. XI from August 1, 1845
Hawthorne was living at the Old Manse when he was called to help look for Martha Hunt, a woman who drowned in the Concord River. This event likely inspired the drowning scene in The Blithedale Romance. (courtesy of Concord Free Public Library)
Obituary (10) for Martha Hunt from <i>The Concord Freeman</i>vol. XI from August 1, 1845
Obituary (10) for Martha Hunt from The Concord Freemanvol. XI from August 1, 1845
Hawthorne was living at the Old Manse when he was called to help look for Martha Hunt, a woman who drowned in the Concord River. This event likely inspired the drowning scene in The Blithedale Romance. (courtesy of Concord Free Public Library)
Obituary (11) for Martha Hunt from <i>The Concord Freeman</i>vol. XI from August 1, 1845
Obituary (11) for Martha Hunt from The Concord Freemanvol. XI from August 1, 1845
Hawthorne was living at the Old Manse when he was called to help look for Martha Hunt, a woman who drowned in the Concord River. This event likely inspired the drowning scene in The Blithedale Romance. (courtesy of Concord Free Public Library)
Obituary (12) for Martha Hunt from <i>The Concord Freeman</i>vol. XI from August 1, 1845
Obituary (12) for Martha Hunt from The Concord Freemanvol. XI from August 1, 1845
Hawthorne was living at the Old Manse when he was called to help look for Martha Hunt, a woman who drowned in the Concord River. This event likely inspired the drowning scene in The Blithedale Romance. (courtesy of Concord Free Public Library)

The Marble Faun


Fig 13. Illustrated title page. From "The Marble Faun" (Cambridge, Mass: Riverside Press, 1883). (courtesy of Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA)


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