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Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne (Paperback)

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Product Details

Barcode
9780486280486
Department
Books
Released
2 May 1994
Supply Source
USA

Book

Author
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Dover Pubns
Edition
Reprint
Series
Dover Thrift Editions
Language
English
Number of Pages
192
Dimensions
210 x 133 x 13mm (150g)

Annotation

Hester Prynne is ostracized from her seventeenth-century Puritan community for refusing to name the father of her child, the product of an adulterous relationship.

Summary

  • With stark power and emotional depth, Hawthorne's masterpiece explores sin, guilt, and redemption in a story of adultery in the early days of the Massachusetts Colony. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

Fiction

General Subject
Literature/Classics
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Classics
BIC Classification 1
Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
Library Subject 1
Triangles (Interpersonal relations); Fiction.
Library Subject 2
Illegitimate children; Fiction.
Library Subject 3
Women immigrants; Fiction.
Dewey Classification
813/.3

Inside Flap

First published in 1850, The Scarlet Letter is Nathaniel Hawthorne's masterpiece and one of the greatest American novels. Its themes of sin, guilt, and redemption, woven through a story of adultery in the early days of the Massachusetts Colony, are revealed with remarkable psychological penetration and understanding of the human heart.
Hester Prynne is the adulteress, forced by the Puritan community to wear a scarlet letter A on the breast of her gown. Arthur Dimmesdale, the minister and the secret father of her child, Pearl, struggles with the agony of conscience and his own weakness. Roger Chillingworth, Hester's husband, revenges himself on Dimmesdale by calculating assaults on the frail mental state of the conscience-stricken cleric. The result is an American tragedy of stark power and emotional depth that has mesmerized critics and readers for nearly a century and a half.
A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

Author Bio

Born on the fourth of July in 1804, Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote the stories that lie at the heart of the American Romantic movement. His portraits of colonial life reflect his Puritan heritage and offer fascinating profiles of individuals who strive for freedom from social conventions.