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The Scarlet Letter

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  • The Scarlet Letter (Penguin Books) – Trade paperback (2002)
    by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Nina Baym (Introduction by), Thomas E Connolly (Notes by)

    The Scarlet Letter

    Trade paperback, Penguin Books
    2002
    English
    Revised ed.
    272 pages

    ISBN: 0142437263
    ISBN-13: 9780142437261

    A powerful study of bigotry, persecution, obsession and hypocrisy in early American society, the "Penguin Classics" edition of Nathaniel Hawthorne's. "The Scarlet Letter" contains an introduction by Nina Baym and notes by Thomas E. Connolly. Set in the harsh Puritan community of seventeenth-century Boston, "The Scarlet Letter" is the story of Hester Prynne, a married woman who has an affair and gives birth to an illegitimate daughter. Condemned by society for her adultery, she is forced to wear a scarlet A for 'Adulteress' ... Show more

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Reviews of The Scarlet Letter

Overall customer rating: 4.750
sarab

Women's Rights in Puritan Times

by sarab on Dec 3, 2009

I am not done with the book - I am about half-way through. But I am enjoying this book even though the book is a realistic view of women's rights set during the 1600's America. It is not easy reading but the book has given me topics to review and contemplate. More

JTucknessB

Red Letter Book

by JTucknessB on Nov 19, 2009

I found ?The Scarlet Letter? to be first rate. Well written and descriptive of the period. I?m sorry that it took me so many years to get around to reading it. Most people read it in high school. More

torinicole2009

Nice Read

by torinicole2009 on Nov 18, 2008

This is a great classic book. I really enjoyed it when we had to read as a class in highschool my first year. It's great for class discussions. More

Selina

Great

by Selina on Oct 9, 2007

I really loved this book in college. Hester really is a hero readers can admire. She shows more courage and dignity than any of the male characters in the book. Certainly she has flaws, but her strength over shadows them. This story of love and redemption is a classic tale that should be read by ... More

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