Buford Jones

Buford Jones

Associate Professor Emeritus of English

External Address: 
324 Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Duke Box 90015, Durham, NC 27708-0015
(919) 684-3873

Buford Jones is the bibliographer for the Hawthorne Society and supplements annually his basic checklist of Hawthorne scholarship. He has also published articles on Melville, Thoreau, and Poe as well as special studies of Hawthorne. He is currently completing The Great Romances: Hawthorne's Reputation in the Nineteenth Century.


  • Ph.D., Harvard University 1962
  • M.A., Harvard University 1954
  • B.A., Earlham College 1953

Jones, B. “William S. Robinson on Griswold, Poe’s ’Literary Executioner’.” Poe Studies/Dark Romanticism, vol. 28, June 1995, pp. 7–8.

Jones, B. “What the Permanent Inspector Thought of His Portrait.” Nathaniel Hawthorne Review, vol. 16, 1990, pp. 16–17.

Jones, B. “Models for the Pyncheon Mansion.” Nathaniel Hawthorne Review, vol. 15, 1989, pp. 13–14.

Ljungquist, Kent, and Buford Jones. “The Identity of "Outis": A Further Chapter in the Poe-Longfellow War.” American Literature, vol. 60, no. 3, JSTOR, Oct. 1988, pp. 402–402. Crossref, doi:10.2307/2926957. Full Text

Jones, B. “Decies Repetita Placebit: The Critical Reception of Twice-Told Tales, 1837-1842.” Nathaniel Hawthorne Review, vol. 14, 1988, pp. 1–6.

Jones, B. “Review of Alfred Rosa’s Salem, Transcendentalism, and Hawthorne.” American Literature, vol. 57, May 1985, pp. 360–360.

Jones, B. “Review of Rita K. Gollin’s Portraits of Nathaniel Hawthorne: An Iconography.” American Literature, vol. 57, DeKalb: Northern Illinois UP, 1983, xvii, 122 pp, May 1985, pp. 334–35.

Jones, B. “The Manuscript of the Blithedale Romance.” Hawthorne Society Newsletter, vol. 11, 1985, pp. 12–13.

Jones, B. “Chiefly About Political Matters: Washington City and the Campaign Biographies of 1852.” Abstract of Paper Read at the Library of Congress on 28 December 1984, Hawthorne Society Newsletter, vol. 11, 1985, pp. 22–22.

Jones, B. “Review of Jonathan Arac’s Commissioned Spirits: The Shaping of Social Motion in Dickens, Carlyle, Melville, and Hawthorne.” American Literature, vol. 57, New Brunswick: Rutgers UP, 1979, xiii, 200 pp, 1985, pp. 360–360.


Jones, B. The Two Peaks of Parnassus. 2003.

Idol, J. L., and B. Jones. Nathaniel Hawthorne: The Contemporary Reviews. 1994.

Jones, B. Building Poe Bibliography: American Criticism 1850-1870. Worcester, Baltimore, Maryland: American Literature Association, 1993.

Jones, B. Hawthorne’s Concord Critic: Charles Creighton Hazewood. Nathanial Hawthorne Society (pamphlet), 1992.

Jones, B., and B. ed. Hawthorne’s Maturity: A Symposium on the Romances. Hartford: Transcendental Books, 1973.

Jones, B., and B. ed. “Hawthorne’s Maturity: A Symposium on the Romances.” Emerson Society Quarterly, vol. 19, pp. 1–129.