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The Salem Witchcraft Hysteria of 1692 and "Young Goodman Brown"

Welcome to the Short Stories and Sketches Section

Illustration for "Lady Eleanore’s Mantle" from <I>Hawthorne’s Works, vol. 1, Twice-Told Tales,</i> frontispiece
Illustration for "Lady Eleanore’s Mantle" from Hawthorne’s Works, vol. 1, Twice-Told Tales, frontispiece (courtesy of Halldor F. Utne)
 
Hawthorne 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.



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