Excerpts from Elizabeth Goodenough's "'Demons of Wickedness, Angels of Delight':
Hawthorne, Woolf, and the Child" in Hawthorne and Women, edited by John
L. Idol, Jr., and Melinda M. Ponder (courtesy of University
of Massachusetts Press)
In this excerpt another reference to Hawthorne and Original Sin appears:
"Whether absorbed from his upbringing or reading of Puritan sermons, essays, and memoirs, inherent perversity as well as spiritual precocity distinguish [sic] Hawthorne's metamorphic representation of the child" (230).