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The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter


“On the breast of her gown, in fine red cloth, surrounded with an elaborate embroidery and fantastic flourishes of gold thread, appeared the letter A.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter 

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The Scarlet Letter, the 19th-century novel that propelled Nathaniel Hawthorne to international fame, is a literary masterpiece that continues to captivate readers with its enduring themes of guilt, sin, and redemption. Transport yourself to 17th-century Puritan New England and follow the story of Hester Prynne, a young woman punished for adulterous acts. Branded with a scarlet letter “A” as a badge of shame, Hester struggles within the rigid moral confines of her community while hiding a perilous secret.

The Scarlet Letter is an American classic, and a must-have for any personal library. Each Nathaniel Hawthorne book from our store is stamped saying “Purchased from the House of the Seven Gables,” and with a facsimile of his signature from our archives.

This edition features an introduction by Kathryn Harrison, commentary by Nathaniel Hawthorne, W.D, Howells, and Carl Van Doren, as well as a Modern Library reading group guide.

Explore more Hawthorne texts offered by The House of the Seven Gables: The House of the Seven Gables, Twenty Days with Julian and Little Bunny by Papa, Twice Told Tales

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Weight0.9 lbs
Dimensions8 × 5.5 × 1 in

Date: September 6, 2022

Author: sperling

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