A Horseman in the Sky: Phillipi Races, Western Virginia
A Horseman in the Sky
Nathaniel Hawthorne

A Horseman in the Sky - Study Guide

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A Horseman in the Sky: West Virginia Mountains
View from Seneca Rocks, North Fork Mountain near Grafton, West Virginia

Character Analysis & Summary

Character Analysis

Plot Summary

A Horseman in the Sky
Man on Horseback, 1634

Genre & Themes



A Horseman in the Sky: William Scott, The Sleeping Sentinel Poem by Francis De Haes Janvier
The Sleeping Sentinel, William Scott

Literary Devices & Vocabulary

Literary Devices