Illustration for "Lady Eleanores Mantle" from Hawthornes Works, vol. 1, Twice-Told Tales, frontispiece
(courtesy of Halldor F. Utne)
is probably best known for the novel, The Scarlet Letter, but many
readers also know him for his short stories and sketches, a number of which
are featured in literary anthologies. These anthologies seem to publish
the same few stories, however: "Young Goodman Brown," "The
Minister's Black Veil," "Rappaccini's Daughter," "The
Birth-mark," "The Artist of the Beautiful," "My Kinsman,
Major Molineaux," "The Custom House Sketch,"and, less often,
"The May-pole of Merry Mount," "Roger Malvin's Burial,"
and "Ethan Brand." Hawthorne wrote over 100 short stories and
sketches, however. Sixteen of these are uncollected stories; the rest are
in three collections: Twice-told Tales, Mosses from an Old Manse,
and The Snow Image and Other Twice-told Tales. This website includes
information on some of Hawthorne's lesser known stories as well as on those
that are frequently anthologized.