Penguin English Library The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel HawthornePenguin English Library The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Penguin English Library The Scarlet Letter

byNathaniel Hawthorne

Paperback | August 28, 2012


The Penguin English Library Edition of The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne 'Shame, Despair, Solitude! These had been her teachers, - stern and wild ones, - and they had made her strong, but taught her much amiss' Fiercely romantic and hugely influential, The Scarlet Letter is the tale of Hester Prynne, imprisoned, publicly shamed, and forced to wear a scarlet 'A' for committing adultery and bearing an illegitimate child, Pearl. In their small, Puritan village, Hester and her daughter struggle to survive, but in this searing study of the tension between private and public existence, Hester Prynne's inner strength and quiet dignity means she has frequently been seen as one of the first great heroines of American fiction. The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.
Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) was born in Salem, Massachusetts, where he wrote the bulk of his masterful tales of American colonial history. His career as a novelist began with The Scarlet Letter (1850) and also includes The house of the Seven Gables, The Blithedale Romance, and The Marble Faun.
Title:Penguin English Library The Scarlet LetterFormat:PaperbackDimensions:230 pages, 8 × 5.1 × 0.52 inPublished:August 28, 2012Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0141199458

ISBN - 13:9780141199450

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