• Hawthorne in Salem 
    Includes historical background, biographical information, literary influences, Hawthorne’s characters and more. The “Scholar’s Forum” section has papers, articles, and lectures on Hawthorne and his world by Hawthorne scholars. (A project of North Shore Community College, Massachusetts)
  • The Scarlet Letter Page
    his site also includes a link to a page on more information about Hawthorne’s work with information about Hawthorne’s life and his writings. It includes links to a substantial number of literary criticisms.
  • 1852 Review of The Scarlet Letter
  • Bloom’s Guide: The Scarlet Letter

Novels for students. Volume 1 presenting analysis, context, and crticism on commonly studied novels
eBook Call #: 808 Diane Telgen, editor.
Series: Gale virtual reference library
Published 1997

Rebirth and renewal
Call #: 809 REB edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom ; volume editor, Blake Hobby.
Series: Bloom’s literary themes
Published 2009

Masterpieces of American Romantic literature
Call #: 810.9 PEN Pennell, Melissa McFarland.
Series: Greenwood introduces literary masterpieces,
Published 2006

Critical essays on Hawthorne’s The scarlet letter
Call #: 813.3 CRI David B. Kesterson [editor].
Series: Critical essays on American literature
Published 1988

Hester Prynne
Call #: 813.3 HES edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom.
Series: Major literary characters
Published 1990

Readings on The scarlet letter[ Book ] Call #: 813.3 MOR Eileen Morey, book editor.
Series: The Greenhaven Press literary companion to American literature
Published 1998

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The scarlet letter[ Book ] Call #: 813.3 NAT edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom.
Series: Modern critical interpretations
Published 1986

The scarlet letter
Call #: F HAW Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864.
Series: Perma-Bound classics
Published 1987

Jamestown Databases:  You are automatically logged into the following databases from school.  If you are elsewhere you will need to use the login information provided.

Williamsburg Regional Library Databases:  WJCC students can access these using wjcc+student number, ex. wjcc100010076. The first two listed are under the Books, Reading and Literature section.  However, it is highly recommended that you choose “See All Databases” as there are several others listed below that are helpful.

Additional Resources: JSTOR and Google Books:  JSTOR is a subscription library of digital articles that virtually every college and university uses.  You can sign up to get up to three articles but it can also be useful to locate scholarly books.

For example: Searching JSTOR using search terms “great gatsby” and “racism” gives one result of a brief book review but not the text itself.  However, you can search for that book in Google Books.  Google Books previews gives you about 85% of a book and you can search within them.