The Scarlet Letter Paperback

by Nathaniel Hawthorne;

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The Scarlet Letter

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Delve into Nathaniel Hawthorne's meditation on human alienation and its effect on the soul in this story set in seventeenth-century Massachusetts.In Nathaniel Hawthorne's dark novel, "The Scarlet Letter," a single sinful act ruins the lives of three people. None more so than Hester Prynne, a young, beautiful, and dignified woman, who conceived a child out of wedlock and receives the public punishment of having to always wear a scarlet "A" on her clothing. She refuses to reveal the father of her child, which could lighten her sentence. Her husband, the aptly-named Roger Chillingworth, who Hester thought had died in a shipwreck but was actually being held captive by Native Americans, arrives at the exact moment of her deepest public shaming and vows to get revenge. Her lover, Arthur Dimmesdale, remains safely unidentified, but is wracked with guilt.Though originally published in 1850, the story is set in seventeenth-century Massachusetts among Hawthorne's Puritan ancestors. In "The Scarlet Letter," he created a story that highlighted both their weaknesses and their strengths. His knowledge of their beliefs and his admiration for their way of life was balanced by his concerns about their rigid and oppressive rules.Complete and unabridged, this elegantly designed, clothbound edition features an elastic closure and a new introduction by Mike Lee Davis.

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne was published by Race Point Publishing in March 2015. The ISBN for The Scarlet Letter is 9781631060717.

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Details for The Scarlet Letter

Page last updated 14th September 2014
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherRace Point Publishing (March 2015)
Number of Pages260
Thickness16 mm
Height191 mm
Width146 mm
Product Code4307927
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