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Set in the harsh Puritan community of seventeenth-century Massachusetts, this tale of an adulterous entanglement resulting in an illegitimate birth engendered the first true heroine of American fiction.

Introduction by Nina Baym

Notes by Thomas E. Connolly

About the Author

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1865) was born in Salem, Massachusetts, where he wrote short stories of American colonial history.

Nina Baym is the director of the School of Humanities and professor of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140390193
Subtitle:
A Romance
Contribution:
Connolly, Thomas E.
Author:
Hawthorne, Nathaniel
Author:
Connolly, Thomas E.
Introduction:
Baym, Nina
Author:
Baym, Nina
Publisher:
Penguin Classics
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Women
Subject:
History
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Massachusetts
Subject:
Adultery
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Puritans
Subject:
Boston
Subject:
Adultery -- Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Bibliography: p. 25-26
Series:
Penguin classics
Series Volume:
81
Publication Date:
19830428
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
7.81x5.09x.60 in. .41 lbs.

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