The Scarlet Letter (Mass Market Paperbound)

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Hailed by Henry James as "the finest pieceof imaginative writing yet put forth in thecountry," Nathaniel Hawthorne's The ScarletLetter reaches to our nation'shistorical and moral roots for the material of greattragedy. Set in an early New England colony, the novelshows the terrible impact a single, passionate acthas on the lives of three members of thecommunity: the defiant Hester Prynne; the fiery, torturedReverend Dimmesdale; and the obsessed, vengefulChillingworth.
With The ScarletLetter, Hawthorne became the first Americannovelist to forge from our Puritan heritage auniversal classic, a masterful exploration ofhumanity's unending struggle with sin, guilt and pride.

About the Author


Nathanial Hawthorne was the author of many classics, such as "The Scarlet Letter "and "The House of Seven Gables. "

Praise For…


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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780553210095
ISBN-10: 0553210092
Publisher: Bantam Classics
Publication Date: February 1981
Pages: 247
Language: English