Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Feathertop” (1st British Edition)

Home Circle was a “respectable” penny magazine edited by Pierce Egan the Younger (1814-80) and which featured in its columns, among other short stories, the first British edition of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Feathertop.

Most of the British Library’s holdings of Home Circle were destroyed during World War Two and it’s rate to see them on sale.

Presented here is a downloadable PDF of the full story (I have included the title pages for each issue so people have the date etc).

Feel free to reuse the images or PDF however you would like — no permission needs to be sought for any purpose.