The Scarlet Letter by NATHANIEL HAWTHORNEThe Scarlet Letter by NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE

The Scarlet Letter

byNATHANIEL HAWTHORNEIntroduction byMike Lee Davis

Paperback | February 27, 2015

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Delve intoThe Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne's meditation on human alienation and its effect on the soul in this story set in seventeenth-century Massachusetts and be dazzled by literature.

In Nathaniel Hawthorne's dark novel,The Scarlet Letter,a single sinful act ruins the lives of three people. None more so than Hester Prynne, a young, beautiful, and dignified woman, who conceived a child out of wedlock and receives the public punishment of having to always weara scarlet "A" on her clothing.

She refuses to reveal the father of her child, which could lighten her sentence. Her husband, the aptly-named Roger Chillingworth, who Hester thought had died in a shipwreck but was actually being held captive by Native Americans,arrives at the exact momentof her deepest public shaming and vows to getrevenge. Her lover, Arthur Dimmesdale, remains safely unidentified, but is wracked with guilt.

Though originally published in 1850, the story isset in seventeenth-century Massachusettsamong Hawthorne's Puritan ancestors. InThe Scarlet Letter, he created a story thathighlighted both their weaknesses and their strengths. His knowledge of their beliefs and his admiration for their way of life was balanced by his concerns about their rigid and oppressive rules.

Complete and unabridged, this elegantly designed, clothbound edition features an elastic closure and a new introduction by Mike Lee Davis.

Nathaniel Hawthorne(1804-1864) was a prolific American writer of fiction, including eight novels. He also worked in local and national politics, with an appointment in Europe during the presidency of Franklin Pierce. Hawthorne is considered to be one of the greatest American writers.Mike Lee Davisis a retired English professor and the ...
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Title:The Scarlet LetterFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:260 pages, 7.75 × 6.12 × 0.62 inShipping dimensions:7.75 × 6.12 × 0.62 inPublished:February 27, 2015Publisher:Race Point PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1631060716

ISBN - 13:9781631060717

Appropriate for ages: 9

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Meh Okay, so I get that this is a super famous book and all, but I don't really get why. Maybe it was just too advanced for me, but I found it verrrrrry slow moving and not exciting at all. The entire plot could be explained in two sentences, but is drawn out throughout an entire book. That being said, it does give some insight into human nature and how we react to certain situations and the effects of those reactions on others. I wouldn't necessarily recommend not reading, I would just advise you to brace yourself for endless descriptions and limited dialogue.
Date published: 2017-07-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Scarlet Letter A well written and important book. Every woman should read this.
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great novel Hawthorne is a master story teller. I think only Arthur Miller matches Hawthorne in catching the essence of the period
Date published: 2017-01-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I tried I was never a fan of this book in university but decided to give it another try. I just could not get into it. I found myself counting the pages till I was done. Would not recommend, Will not try again. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-01-19

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Delve intoThe Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne's meditation on human alienation and its effect on the soul in this story set in seventeenth-century Massachusetts and be dazzled by literature.In Nathaniel Hawthorne's dark novel,The Scarlet Letter,a single sinful act ruins the lives of three people. None more so than Hester Prynne, a young, beautiful, and dignified woman, who conceived a child out of wedlock and receives the public punishment of having to always weara scarlet "A" on her clothing.She refuses to reveal the father of her child, which could lighten her sentence. Her husband, the aptly-named Roger Chillingworth, who Hester thought had died in a shipwreck but was actually being held captive by Native Americans,arrives at the exact momentof her deepest public shaming and vows to getrevenge. Her lover, Arthur Dimmesdale, remains safely unidentified, but is wracked with guilt.Though originally published in 1850, the story isset in seventeenth-century Massachusettsamong Hawthorne's Puritan ancestors. InThe Scarlet Letter, he created a story thathighlighted both their weaknesses and their strengths. His knowledge of their beliefs and his admiration for their way of life was balanced by his concerns about their rigid and oppressive rules.Complete and unabridged, this elegantly designed, clothbound edition features an elastic closure and a new introduction by Mike Lee Davis.