A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for selected works by Nathaniel Hawthorne, renowned American novelist. Titles in this study guide include The Marble Faun, The House of the Seven Gables, and The Scarlet Letter. As an author of the nineteenth-century, his novels and short stories primarily contained themes of mortality, religion, and history. Moreover, his writing influenced and followed the literary subgenre of dark romanticism, which reflected a fascination of the irrational and strange. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons they have stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.