The Wives of the Dead Summary
Nathaniel Hawthorne

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The Wives of the Dead Summary

Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story "The Wives of the Dead" was first published in 1832 in The Token, an annual, along with three other stories, "My Kinsman, Major Molineux," "The Gentle Boy," and "Roger Malvin's Burial." Hawthorne had tried, unsuccessfully, to publish the stories as a group in 1829. "The Wives of the Dead" was subsequently republished in other magazines such as Democratic Review under the title "The Two Widows." Hawthorne included the story in his...

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