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

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<i>The Scarlet Letter</i>, 1892 edition
The Scarlet Letter, 1892 edition (narration by Dr. Philip Sbaratta}
 
This section of the site offers information on "The Custom- House" chapter of The Scarlet Letter and on six topics important to the life and work of Nathaniel Hawthorne. The topics are:
  • The Custom House Sketch (subtopic: Fact and Fantasy)
  • Faith and Religion (subtopics: Hawthorne and the Ideas of Good and Evil and Framework of Faith) This section refers to the following works by Hawthorne:
"The Minister's Black Veil"
"Young Goodman Brown"
"Sunday at Home"
"David Swan"
"Fancy's Show-Box"
"Sunday at Home"
"The Village Uncle"
"Mrs. Hutchinson"
"The Hall of Fantasy"
"Monsieur Du Miroir"
"The Snow Image"
"The New Adam and Eve"
"The Man of Adamant"
"The Old Manse"
"The Procession of Life"
"The Great Stone Face"
"The Antique Ring"
"The May-Pole of Merrymount"
"My Kinsman, Major Molineux"
"Lady Eleanore's Mantle"
"Dr. Heidegger's Experiment"
The Scarlet Letter
The Blithedale Romance
  • Native Americans (subtopics: "Main Street," "Seven Vagabonds," The Scarlet Letter, "The Duston Family") This section refers to the following works by Hawthorne:
      "Main-Street"
      "Seven Vagabonds"
      The Scarlet Letter
      "The Duston Family"
  • Women in Hawthorne (subtopics: Three Women in The House of the Seven Gables, "Old Esther Dudley," "Rappaccini's Daughter," "Lady Eleanore's Mantle" and The Scarlet Letter) This section refers to the following works by Hawthorne:
      "Rappaccini's Daughter"
      "Old Esther Dudley"
      "Lady Eleanore's Mantle"
      The House of the Seven Gables
      The Scarlet Letter
  • Quakers and Accused Witches (subtopics: Quakers, "Young Goodman Brown," "Alice Doane's Appeal," The House of the Seven Gables) This section refers to the following works by Hawthorne:
      "Young Goodman Brown" (appears in both the Quakers and the Witchcraft subtopics)
      "Alice Doane's Appeal"
      "Main-Street"
      "The Gentle Boy"
      The Scarlet Letter
      The House of the Seven Gables
  • Hawthorne and Melville (subtopic: Literary Links) This section refers to the following works by Hawthorne:
      "The Old Manse"
      The Blithedale Romance
      The Scarlet Letter
      This section also refers to Melville's Moby-Dick.
  • Alienation and the Artist (subtopics: "Drowne's Wooden Image," "Ethan Brand," "The Artist of the Beautiful," and Holgrave in The House of the Seven Gables) This section refers to the following works by Hawthorne:
      "Ethan Brand"
      "Drowne's Wooden Image"
      "The Artist of the Beautiful"
      "Feathertop"
      "The Birth-mark"
      The House of the Seven Gables

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    Special Notes

    • All excerpts from Hawthorne texts on this Website, except the Custom House sketch which is from the Ohio State University Centenary edition, are from the Riverside editions posted on the Eldritch Press Website. The Eldritch Press website is now being hosted by the Nathaniel Hawthorne Society at the University of Cincinnati, and the NHS is cooperating with North Shore Community College on the development of this website.
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