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ISBN13: 9780486280486
ISBN10: 0486280489
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First published in 1850, The Scarlet Letter is Nathaniel Hawthorne's masterpiece and one of the greatest American novels. Its themes of sin, guilt, and redemption, woven through a story of adultery in the early days of the Massachusetts Colony, are revealed with remarkable psychological penetration and understanding of the human heart.

Hester Prynne is the adulteress, forced by the Puritan community to wear a scarlet letter A on the breast of her gown. Arthur Dimmesdale, the minister and the secret father of her child, Pearl, struggles with the agony of conscience and his own weakness. Roger Chillingworth, Hester's husband, revenges himself on Dimmesdale by calculating assaults on the frail mental state of the conscience-stricken cleric. The result is an American tragedy of stark power and emotional depth that has mesmerized critics and readers for nearly a century and a half.

A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

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With stark power and emotional depth, Hawthorne's masterpiece explores sin, guilt, and redemption in a story of adultery in the early days of the Massachusetts Colony. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

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For nearly a century and a half, Hawthorne's masterpiece has mesmerized readers and critics alike. One of the greatest American novels, its themes of sin, guilt, and redemption, woven through a story of adultery in the early days of the Massachusetts Colony, are revealed with remarkable psychological penetration and understanding of the human heart. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

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Ella Mental, April 22, 2009 (view all comments by Ella Mental)
This book is very powerful

Very, very well written.

I strongly suggest this book.
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urban book lover, November 9, 2008 (view all comments by urban book lover)
“The novel was incomparable it had prevailing metaphor’s .The writing style greatly defined the romance era. The old English used in the novel only added to the protestant life style. I would recommend this novel to any one who wants to broaden the horizons of higher intellectual capacity.”
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iheartedwardcullen, December 8, 2006 (view all comments by iheartedwardcullen)
this was good, but if i had lived about fifty years ago the old english would have made a lot more sense to me. it's really good. it keeps the pages turning. the end... oh my! it's scandalous.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780486280486
Author:
Hawthorne, Nathaniel
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Dover Thrift Editions
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
American
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Literature - Classics
Subject:
Adultery
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Puritans
Subject:
Adultery -- Fiction.
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one auth
Subject:
Married women
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Series Volume:
10546
Publication Date:
19940531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.36 lb
Age Level:
13-17

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With stark power and emotional depth, Hawthorne's masterpiece explores sin, guilt, and redemption in a story of adultery in the early days of the Massachusetts Colony. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
"Synopsis" by ,
For nearly a century and a half, Hawthorne's masterpiece has mesmerized readers and critics alike. One of the greatest American novels, its themes of sin, guilt, and redemption, woven through a story of adultery in the early days of the Massachusetts Colony, are revealed with remarkable psychological penetration and understanding of the human heart. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
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