By Sarah Bird Wright
The Scarlet Letter, ''The condominium of the Seven Gables'', ''Young Goodman Brown,'' and ''Rappaccini's Daughter'' are staples of highschool English sessions around the nation. Nathaniel Hawthorne's works and characters have left an enduring effect on writers, students, and readers world wide. ''Critical better half to Nathaniel Hawthorne'' deals serious entries on Hawthorne's novels, brief tales, go back and forth writing, feedback, and different works, in addition to photos of characters, together with Hester Prynne and Roger Chillingworth. This finished reference additionally offers entries on Hawthorne's relatives, associates - starting from Herman Melville to President Franklin Pierce - publishers, and critics, in addition to periodicals that released his paintings and critical areas and occasions in his lifestyles. masking every thing of value in Nathaniel Hawthorne's existence and paintings, this necessary consultant bargains a whole view of this respected writer. insurance contains: a biography of Nathaniel Hawthorne; entries on his works, either significant and minor, together with serious surveys and insurance of significant characters; entries on relatives, associates, locations, critics, and extra; and appendixes, together with complete texts of vital modern stories (including Edgar Allan Poe's well-known evaluation of ''Twice-Told Tales''), a bibliography, a chronology of Hawthorne's lifestyles, and extra.