The Haunted Mind

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"The Haunted Mind" is a short story by Nathaniel Hawthorne. It was first published in The Token and Atlantic Souvenir, 1835. It was later included in Volume Two of Twice-Told Tales, a collection of short stories by Hawthorne published in 1837.

Plot summary[edit]

In "The Haunted Mind", Hawthorne described an intermediate space between sleeping and waking. The story begins with the character's sudden waking from midnight slumber 1.

Quotes[edit]

"In the depth of every heart, there is a tomb and a dungeon, though the lights, the music, and revelry above may cause us to forget their existence, and the buried ones, or prisoners whom they hide." "She was your fondest Hope, but a delusive one."