The Scarlet Letter (Bantam Classics)

The Scarlet Letter (Bantam Classics)

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The Scarlet Letter (Bantam Classics)
Mass Market Paperback – February 1, 1981
by Nathaniel Hawthorne (Author)

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Hailed by Henry James as "the finest piece of imaginative writing yet put forth in the country," 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.

The familiar characters of Hawthorne's dark tale of pride and guilt in colonial New England are given new and added immediacy in the 24 wood engravings by master illustrator Barry Moser

A young woman, publicly scorned for bearing an illegitimate child, refuses to be vanquished by the Puritanical seventeenth-century Boston community in which she lives. Reissue.

Review
"[Nathaniel Hawthorne] recaptured, for his New England, the essence of Greek tragedy." --Malcolm Cowley

From the Publisher
Hailed by Henry James as "the finest piece of imaginative writing yet put forth in the country," 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.


Product details
Mass Market Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics (March 1, 1981)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0553210092
ISBN-13: 978-0553210095
Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.5 x 6.9 inches
Shipping Weight: 4 ounces

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