- 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
Rebirth and renewal
Call #: 809 REB edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom ; volume editor, Blake Hobby.
Series: Bloom’s literary themes
Masterpieces of American Romantic literature
Call #: 810.9 PEN Pennell, Melissa McFarland.
Series: Greenwood introduces literary masterpieces,
Critical essays on Hawthorne’s The scarlet letter
Call #: 813.3 CRI David B. Kesterson [editor].
Series: Critical essays on American literature
Call #: 813.3 HES edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom.
Series: Major literary characters
Readings on The scarlet letter[ Book ] Call #: 813.3 MOR Eileen Morey, book editor.
Series: The Greenhaven Press literary companion to American literature
Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The scarlet letter[ Book ] Call #: 813.3 NAT edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom.
Series: Modern critical interpretations
The scarlet letter
Call #: F HAW Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864.
Series: Perma-Bound classics
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.
- Contemporary Literary Criticism Select
- Literary Reference Center
- Ebsco Host
- Expanded Academic ASAP
- InfoTrac OneFile
- Research In Context
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.