The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne (Paperback)

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After a two-year absence a husband returns to find his wife wearing the scarlet 'A' for Adulteress on her breast. Determined to find her lover, he embarks on a destructive path of revenge. This edition uses the most authoritative text, with a wide-ranging critical introduction.

Product Details

Barcode
9780199537808
Department
Books
Released
1 Apr 2009
Supply Source
UK

Book

Authors
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Brian Harding (Editor)
Cindy Weinstein
Cindy Weinstein (Introduction by)
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Oxford Univ Pr
Edition
New
Series
Oxford World's Classics
Language
English
Number of Pages
226
Dimensions
197 x 133 x 19mm (191g)

Annotation

In early colonial Massachusetts, a young woman endures the consequences of her sin of adultery and spends the rest of her life in atonement.

Summary

"Thou and thine, Hester Prynne, belong to me." With these chilling words a husband claims his wife after a two-year absence. But the child she clutches is not his, and Hester wears a scarlet "A" upon her breast, the sign of adultery visible to all. Under an assumed name, her husband begins his vindictive search for her lover, determined to expose what Hester is equally determined to protect. Defiant and proud, Hester witnesses the degradation of two very different men, as moral codes and legal imperatives painfully collide. Set in the Puritan community of seventeenth-century Boston, The Scarlet Letter also sheds light on the nineteenth century in which it was written, as Hawthorne explores his ambivalent relations with his Puritan forebears. The text of this edition is taken from the Centenary Edition of Hawthorne's works, the most authoritative critical edition. It includes a new, wide-ranging introduction that sheds light on the novel's autobiographical, historical, and literary contexts, a comprehensive and up-to-date bibliography, and thorough notes that provide essential information on Puritan and nineteenth-century life.
About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Literature/Classics
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Classics
BISAC Subject 2
Fiction / Literary
BIC Classification 1
Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers
BIC Classification 2
Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900
BIC Classification 3
Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
Library Subject 1
Triangles (Interpersonal relations); Fiction.
Library Subject 2
Illegitimate children; Fiction.
Library Subject 3
Women immigrants; Fiction.
Academic Subject 1
Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864
Academic Subject 2
19Th Century American Literature
Dewey Classification
813/.3