The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter


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Format
Mass Market Paperback
Price
$3.95
 
Additional Formats
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • ISBN 9780451531353
  • 288 Pages
  • Signet
  • Adult

Overview

A passionate young woman, her cowardly lover, and her aging, vengeful husband are the central characters in this stark drama of the conflict between passion and convention in the harsh world of seventeenth-century Boston.

Tremendously moving and rich in psychological insight, this tragic novel of sin and redemption addresses our Puritan past. Depicting the struggle between mind and heart, Hawthorne fashioned a masterpiece of American fiction.

Praise

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