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Hawthorne and the Satanic

Excerpt from The Blithedale Romance relating to Satan

Hawthorne suggests Westervelt's evil is of a particular Satanic variety. The devil peeping out of Westervelt's black eyes would be the same that visited Adam and Eve in Eden.

From The Blithedale Romance (Chapter 11)

"A single word more!" said he; and his black eyes sparkled at me, whether with fun or malice I knew not, but certainly as if the Devil were peeping out of them.




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