Synopses & Reviews
Set in Puritan Boston, The Scarlet Letter tells the intriguing tale of Hester Prynne, a woman caught in the conflict between the Puritan ethics of her community and the higher law of her own love. In this tragic tale, we see the struggle between the laws of scripture and those of a different moral authority. This up-to-date edition covers recent developments in Hawthorne scholarship.
Volume 97 of the Proceedings of the British Academy contains nine British Academy lectures and fourteen obituaries of Fellows of the British Academy.