Historian Rob Velella (or rather, author Nathaniel Hawthorne) visited the Old South Meeting House to read a selection of the Salem-born writer’s short stories. Complete with a timid entrance and a gruff salutation, Velella’s performance as this literary icon is clearly well researched. Though famous for novels like The Scarlet Letter and The House of the Seven Gables, Hawthorne penned his fair share of short stories, as well, such as “Monsieur du Miroir” (beginning at 2:38) and “Young Goodman Brown” (12:52).
BIO: Rob Velella
Rob Velella is an independent literary historian and playwright specializing in American literature of the nineteenth century. He maintains the American Literary Blog.