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My Kinsman, Major Molineux



The short story “My Kinsman, Major Molineux,” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, was first published in 1832.  This tale describes a young man’s journey through Boston in search of a relative on the eve of the American Revolution.



Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves


  • PS1853 - PS1892



LINCCWeb Online Catalog – Search Terms


  • Hawthorne, Nathaniel (Subject)
  • My Kinsman, Major Molineux (Title)



Circulating Books – A Selected List


  • Bloom, Harold (Ed.).  Nathaniel Hawthorne.  1986.

                     Call Number:  PS1888 .N29 1986

  • Bunge, Nancy. Nathaniel Hawthorne: A Study of the Short Fiction. 1993.

                      Call Number:  PS1888 .B8 1993

  • Crews, Frederick. The Sins of the Fathers: Hawthorne’s Psychological Themes. 1989.

                       Call Number:  PS1892 .P74 C74 1989

  • Hawthorne, Nathaniel. Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Tales: Authoritative Texts, Backgrounds,Criticism. 1987.

                       Call Number:  PS1853 .M35 1987

  • Wagenknecht, Edward. Nathaniel Hawthorne: The Man, His Tales and Romances. 1989.

                      Call Number:   PS1881 .W32 1989

  • Wright, Sarah Bird.  Critical Companion to Nathaniel Hawthorne. 2007.

                       Call Number:  PS1881 .W75 2007



Reference Materials


  • Critical Survey of Short Fiction. Call Number: REF PN3321 .C7 2001

o   Vol. 3, pgs. 1145-1146

  • Masterplots II: Short Story Series (Revised Edition).Call Number: REF PN3326 .M27 2004

o   Vol. 5, pgs. 2792-2795

  • Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism.Call Number: REF PN761.N5

o   Vol. 2, pgs. 329-331

o   Vol.17, pg. 137

o   Vol. 23, pgs. 201, 217

o   Vol. 39, pg. 180

o   Vol. 79, pgs. 299, 304

o   Vol. 95, pgs. 105, 112, 114-116, 125, 196

  • Short Story Criticism. –  Call Number: REF PN3321 .S5

o   Vol. 3, pgs. 164-189

o   Vol. 39, pgs. 100, 128, 135

o   Vol. 89, pg. 147

o   Vol. 130, pgs. 190-278

  • Short Stories for Students.Call Number: REF PN3330 .S386

o   Vol. 11, pgs. 149-168



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