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Canaday, Nicholas, Jr. "Hawthorne's Minister and the Veiling Deceptions of Self," Studies in Short Fiction, Vol. 4, No. 1, Fall, 1966, pp. 135-42.

Canaday argues that Hooper's donning of the veil reveals his excessive pride, a sin which Hawthorne criticizes in his character more than critics have realized.

Crews, Frederick. The Sins of the Fathers: Hawthorne's Psychological Themes, Oxford University Press, 1966, pp. 106-11.

Crews explores issues of sexual intimacy in Hawthorne's work. He maintains that Hooper wears the veil as a pretext for breaking off his marriage to Elizabeth.

Dryden, Edgar A. "Through a Glass Darkly: 'The Minister's Black Veil' as Parable," in New Essays on Hawthorne's Major Tales, edited by Millicent Bell, Cambridge University Press, 1993, pp. 133-50.

Dryden examines Hawthorne's footnote to the subtitle and finds that, instead of clarifying the meaning of Hooper's veil, the parable of Mr. Moody only makes that meaning more obscure.

German, Norman. "The Veil...

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