Try Hawthorne for Halloween . . . But Leave the Light On

Young Goodman Brown is one of the scariest stories in American literature. Halloween is a great time to read—or reread—Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Young Goodman Brown,” one of the scariest stories in American literature. Lots of readers first delved into Hawthorne’s work because they had to, not because they wanted to. The Scarlet Letter, his 1850 novel about[…]