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Nathaniel Hawthorne: Resources

by Frank Meola
Polytechnic University
Brooklyn, New York

E-Texts
Web Sites
Films
Audiobooks
CD-ROMs
Listserves
Societies

E-Texts
  "The Celestial Railroad"

Web Sites
Gonzaga University: Nathaniel Hawthorne Page
Another good site, with some e-texts available. While this is not nearly as extensive as the Eldritch Press site, it is a useful supplementary site.
  Gonzaga University: Nathaniel Hawthorne Page

Edsitement Page: Hawthorne: Author and Narrator
Specifically geared toward lesson planning for high school classes, this site features suggested assignments, discussion questions, and many links to other sites -- including sites devoted to other cultural and political figures in Hawthorne's times. Special attention is given to The Scarlet Letter. While not an extensive site, it is useful.
  Edsitement Page: Hawthorne: Author and Narrator

Bibliomania: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Another useful site for students, with lots of background information. This site provides helpful links to other information within Bibliomania on Hawthorne and other American writers.
  Bibliomania: Nathaniel Hawthorne

EducETH: The English Page Nathaniel Hawthorne
A student- and teacher-friendly site featuring background information on Hawthorne, especially in historical and cultural context. There are links to other sites and sources of information. Discussion pages are included as well.
  EducETH: The English Page Nathaniel Hawthorne

Hawthorne in Salem
An informative Web site run by three Salem historical museums in conjunction with North Shore Community College. Especially good is the information on Hawthorne's relationship to his ancestral town.
  Hawthorne in Salem

Teacher's Guide to the Signet Classic edition of The Scarlet Letter
A useful, brief guide, this site includes a synopsis, discussion questions, teaching approaches, sample assignments, and activities.
  Teacher's Guide to the Signet Classic edition of The Scarlet Letter

Biographical Outline
  Biographical Outline

The Web of American Transcendentalism
  The Web of American Transcendentalism

Films
The Scarlet Letter. Directed by Victor Sjostrom (silent), 1926.

The Scarlet Letter. Directed by Robert Vignola, 1934. Available on VHS.

Der Scharlachrote Buchstabe (The Scarlet Letter). Directed by Wim Wenders (German with English subtitles), 1973. Available on VHS.

The House of the Seven Gables. Directed by Joe May, 1940. Available on VHS.

Light in the Shadows. Directed by William Eddy. Unicorn Productions, 1982.
This videocassette describes the life and career of Hawthorne, including some dramatizations of his works. Library of Congress call # PS1881, Dewey Class # 813.

Nathaniel Hawthorne: The Inward Eye. Media Systems Consultants, 1972.
This filmstrip uses drawings, paintings, and live photography to document Hawthorne's life. Library of Congress call # PS1881, Dewey Class # 928.

Audiobooks
The Scarlet Letter. Donada Peters, 1991.
Call # PS1868.A2 E46.

The House of the Seven Gables. Buck Schirner, 1994.
ISBN 1561002151.

CD-ROMs
The Time, Life, and Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne. Zane Home Library.
This CD-ROM includes a 15-minute multimedia presentation, 300 photos, and guides to the plots of The Scarlet Letter and The House of the Seven Gables.
  The Time, Life, and Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne

Listserves
There are no truly good discussion groups -- the Hawthorne Home Page doesn't recommend any. However, this site features chat and questions from all kinds of Hawthorne readers:
  Killdevilhill Hawthorne Forum

Societies
The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society
Resources for Hawthorne scholars, including listings of upcoming conferences, calls for papers, general news, activities and projects, and links to other sites. The Society produces The Nathaniel Hawthorne Review.
  The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society





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