Bibliography of Willa Cather's Reading

This bibliography was created by Sharon Hoover and Melissa Ryan. They know that the existing work, though large, is incomplete, and they invite interested scholars, readers, and students to submit new works to the bibliography. To do so, please contact the editor of the Willa Cather Archive at . Any resource that attempts to be comprehensive depends upon a community of scholars, readers, and other interested parties.

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Total Number of Entries in Reading Bibliography: 1056

    Hawthorne, Nathaniel

  1. Author: Hawthorne, Nathaniel
    Title: The House of Seven Gables
    Date: 1851
    Genre: fiction
    Note Relating to Cather: Cather considers The House of Seven Gables dull required reading in schools.
    Note Source: A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather #1649


  2. Author: Hawthorne, Nathaniel
    Title: The Marble Faun
    Date: 1860
    Genre: fiction
    Note Relating to Cather: "The artist is bound to his native soil more closely than the serf who plods in the furrow.... Hawthorne carried his Puritanism even into Italy, carried it with such conviction and power that the Faun of the Capitol has scarcely smiled so joyously since that grave New Englander looked into his eyes, with mute misunderstanding, across the gulf of so many centuries."
    Note Source: Leader 3/4/1898


  3. Author: Hawthorne, Nathaniel
    Note Relating to Cather: "With the exception of Henry James and Hawthorne, Poe is our only master of great prose.... With the exception of Lowell, Poe is our only great poet."
    Note Source: Courier 10/12/1895


  4. Author: Hawthorne, Nathaniel
    Title: The Scarlet Letter
    Date: 1850
    Genre: fiction
    Note Relating to Cather: In "The Novel Demeuble," Cather suggests that The Scarlet Letter serves as an exhibit of "how truly in the spirit of art is the mise-en-scene presented."
    Note Source: Not Under Forty 49


  5. Author: Hawthorne, Nathaniel
    Title: "The Great Stone Face"
    Date: 1851
    Genre: fiction
    Note Relating to Cather: "Occasionally . . . some clear-sighted student wondered whether the man [Emerson Graves] ever realized how completely he illustrated the allegory "The Great Stone Face" in himself." ("The Professor's Commencement")
    Note Source: Collected Short Fiction 1892-1912 283


  6. Author: Hawthorne, Nathaniel
    Title: The Scarlet Letter
    Date: 1850
    Genre: fiction
    Note Relating to Cather: In The Professor's House, Godfrey St. Peter considers Horace Langtry's letting students receive credit in history classes for reading fiction, such as Hawthorne's, a travesty.
    Note Source: The Professor's House Book I, Chap. 3