Here is a short biography of Hawthorne from the editors of the _Heath Anthology of American Literature_. Please read this and move on to the next page in the list.
This is another page created by Prof. Paul Reuben. Please look at the sections titled "Major Themes," "Influences," "Hawthorne as Literary Artist," and "Novel vs. Romance."
Then move to the next spot on the list.
Read this page. It contains the first two paragraphs of Hawthorne's short story "Rappaccini's Daughter." For some reason, this prologue to the story is often omitted from the free versions that appear on the web.
After reading this page, you can continue with the rest of the story at the next page in the list.
This is the rest of Hawthorne's short story "Rappaccini's Daughter." You can read this version or the annotated version that is also in the list.
This page was created by Dawn Hogue, an English teacher in Sheboygan, WI. She has included notes and interesting questions about the text on right side of the page. The directions at the top of the page are hers; you do not have to follow them.
However, you might find it useful to read her notes and questions.
Finally, from the Literature, Arts, and Medicine Database at New York University, this page discusses some of the scientific/medical themes of the story.
This is the end of the Hawthorne list.