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The Scarlet Letter (Bedford College Editions)

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ISBN13: 9780312446499
ISBN10: 0312446497
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Bedford College Editions reprint enduring literary works in a handsome, readable, and affordable format. The text of each work is lightly but helpfully annotated. Prepared by eminent scholars and teachers, the editorial matter in each volume includes a chronology of the life of the author; an illustrated introduction to the contexts and major issues of the text in its time and ours; an annotated bibliography for further reading (contexts, criticism, and Internet resources); and a concise glossary of literary terms. This title is available in print or as a Bedford e-Book to Go.

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Misfit, July 25, 2007 (view all comments by Misfit)
Even better when it's not required reading in school. Wow, I can't even put into words how good this book was, and so much better the second time around. The classic tale of Hester Pryne, forced to wear The Scarlet Letter as a sign to all of her adultery, but she refuses to name her lover who is then forced to bear his guilt in silence.

Enough reviewers have recounted the story better than I could. Suffice it to say I loved Hawthorne's prose, it was very dense and lyrical at the same time, and you have to pay close attention or you might have to backup and reread a paragraph or two. His descriptions of the scenery and people came alive, especially the character of young Pearl. And I very much enjoyed the scenes in the forest -- it was amazing how Hawthorne brought it all to life, even the sounds of the babbling brook.

Highly recommended to anyone looking to discover (or rediscover) an old classic.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312446499
Author:
Hawthorne, Nathaniel
Publisher:
Bedford Books
Editor:
Williams, Susan S.
Author:
Williams, Susan S.
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Clergy
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Bedford College Editions
Publication Date:
20060731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 x 0.325 in

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