Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story "The Minister's Black
Veil" is ostensibly the story of a minister who, for the majority
of his life, uses a black veil to hide his face from his
congregation. This black veil causes those around him to question
all but himself as to the its logic. Additionally, the black veil
creates tension in some, grief in others and endless gossip for
all. The ramifications of "The Minister's Black Veil" have been
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New England Quarterly, 21 (1948), 344
"The Veil of Words in 'The Minister's Black Veil'"
Studies in Short Fiction 1988 Winter v25(1) p41-47
Knicherbocker, Reninger, et al.
"'The Minister's Black Veil': Concealing Moses and the Holy of
Holies". Studies in Short Fiction 1987 Spring v24(2) p131-138
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The Bible, King James Version, 1952