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Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Baym, Nina. "Revisiting Hawthorne's Feminism." The Scarlet Letter and Other Writings. Ed. Leland S. Person. New York: Norton, 2005. 541-58. Print. Norton Critical Ed.

Bromell, Nicholas K. "'The Bloody Hand' of Labor: Work, Class, and Gender in Three Stories by Hawthorne." American Quarterly 42.4 (1990): 542-64. JSTOR. Web.

Lake, Christina Bieber. "Aylmer's Moral Infancy: Nathaniel Hawthorne and the Quest for Human Perfection." Prophets of the Posthuman. Notre Dame: U of Notre Dame P, 2013. 43-59. Rpt. in Short Story Criticism. Ed. Lawrence J. Trudeau. Vol. 232. Farmington Hills: Gale, 2016. Literature Resource Center. Web.

Rucker, Mary E. "Science and Art in Hawthorne's 'The Birthmark.'" Nineteenth-Century Literature.
41.4 (1987): 445-61. JSTOR. Web.

Walsh, Conor. "Aminadab In Nathaniel Hawthorne's THE BIRTH-MARK." Explicator 67.4 (2009): 258-60. Humanities International Complete. Web.

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