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Hawthorne Teaching Resources

HAWTHORNE FOR HIGH SCHOOL PACKET

Salem-born and world-renowned author Nathaniel Hawthorne was inspired by the architectural splendor and unique history of the Turner-Ingersoll Mansion to pen one of America’s most iconic and timeless novels, “The House of the Seven Gables” (1851).

Hawthorne is still one of the most widely read authors in U.S. high schools, and his contribution to American literature is undeniable. Below is a packet with some essential information for high school groups that are or will be studying Nathaniel Hawthorne.

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY ABOUT THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES

Teachers often seek additional background information specific to a topic, historic era or museum offering. The House of the Seven Gables is pleased to offer a selected bibliography on a variety of themes, most notably Early American architecture, Nathaniel Hawthorne and his family, Nathaniel Bowditch, and the early colonists’ way of life.