The Scarlet Letter

Written byNathaniel Hawthorne Thomas E. Connolly Nina Baym

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About "The Scarlet Letter"

Nathaniel Hawthorne's THE SCARLET LETTER reaches to our nation's historical and moral roots for the material of great tragedy. Set in an early New England colony, the novel shows the terrible impact a single, passionate act has on the lives of three members of the community: the defiant Hester Prynne; the fiery, tortured Reverend Dimmesdale; and the obsessed, vengeful Chillingworth.With THE SCARLET LETTER, Hawthorne became the first American novelist to forge from our Puritan heritage a universal classic, a masterful exploration of humanity's unending struggle with sin, guilt and pride.


Genres
  • Classics
  • Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
  • School
  • Literature
  • High School
  • Read For School
  • Historical
  • Classic Literature
  • American
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ISBN9780142437261pages279publisherPenguin Booksseriessettings
  • Bosto
  • assachusetts (United States)
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