Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne (Paperback)

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A young mother of an illegitimate child confronts her Puritan judges. This book describes the cruelties of slowly exposed guilt as her lover is revealed.

Product Details

Barcode
9781853260292
Department
Books
Released
5 May 1992
Supply Source
UK

Book

Summary

Introduction and Notes by Henry Claridge, Senior Lecturer, School of English, University of Kent at Canterbury.

This is a troubling story of crime, sin, guilt, punishment and expiation, set in the rigid moral climate of 17th-century New England. The young mother of an illegitimate child confronts her Puritan judges.

However, it is not so much her harsh sentence, but the cruelties of slowly exposed guilt as her lover is revealed, that hold the reader enthralled all the way to the book's poignant climax.

Fiction

General Subject
Literature/Classics
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Classics
BIC Classification 1
Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
Dewey Classification
813.3
Readership
General (US: Trade)