EIL 3.4 Hawthorne Context

American Literature Module 3.4

The House of the Seven Gables

Study Guide: American Literature (Excellence in Literature, English 3)

Focus Text: The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804–1864)

Honors Texts: The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Walden by Henry David Thoreau (if you did not read it in English II)

Context Resources

These links represent only the online resources referenced in this module. Instructions, background information, offline resources, and assignments are all found in the Excellence in Literature study guide listed above.


The Author’s Life

Nathaniel Hawthorne Biography


John Greenleaf Whittier           

Oliver Wendell Holmes—

Ralph Waldo Emerson



Visual Arts


Places to Go

A  Bit of Fun

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American Literature Texts

Honors Text for EIl American Lit