The essays in the Spring 2022 issue of the Nathaniel Hawthorne Review cover a range of topics from Hawthorne and Christianity to Hawthorne’s view of the super/natural and his understanding of Native American culture; and from Hawthorne and nineteenth-century news/propaganda to a consideration of Hawthorne inflected through scientific, twenty-first-century understandings of digital knowledge.

The two lead essays suggest a welcome resurgence of interest in The House of the Seven Gables. In the first essay, “Christian Moralism in The House of the Seven Gables,” Jonathan Cook presents a case for Hawthorne’s views of secularized moralistic forms in mid-nineteenth-century Protestantism through an analysis of the Pyncheon and Maule families amidst the backdrop of their feuding history in the novel. Cook brings his background in biblical history to bear on a religious dimension under-remarked since the work of Hyatt Waggoner.1 In fact, the Fall 2022 issue of the Nathaniel Hawthorne...

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