October 17: Nathaniel Hawthorne

October 17: Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Haunted Mind" | Daily Literary Quotes @ Literary Cobblestones
October 17: Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Haunted Mind” | Daily Literary Quotes @ Literary Cobblestones

Happy Saturday, Cobblers!

Today we celebrate Nathaniel Hawthorne‘s “The Haunted Mind” for the 17th day of our Gothic Literature Month. This is a very short and sweet read, and it’s available for free in HTML format (no downloading) over at Eldritch Press: “Eldritch Press: The Haunted Mind.”

Today’s Links

For today’s first feature, check out this piece from Paula Cappa: “The Wintry Gloom of a Haunted Mind.” Here’s a short excerpt to give you an idea about its contents: “The Haunted Mind is probably one of the gloomiest stories Hawthorne’s ever written because he brings us into the subterranean psychodrama of sleep with pervasive phantoms and then blurs the wakefulness.

Next up, we have a book preview from Joseph Adriano, published by Penn State Press: “Our Ladies of Darkness: Feminine Daemonology in Male Gothic Fiction.” It’s a preview, so many pages aren’t viewable, but if you like what you read in the introduction, go ahead and purchase it.

Our final piece for today comes from History and is a short digital curation of facts: “10 Things You May Not Know About Nathaniel Hawthorne.

That’s for today, my friends. Check back tomorrow to brush away that Sunday sadness with some Charlotte Perkins Gilman.


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