The Scarlet Letter (Paperback)

By Nathaniel Hawthorne, Kathryn Harrison (Introduction by)
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Introduction by Kathryn Harrison
Commentary by Nathaniel Hawthorne, W. D. Howells, and Carl Van Doren
A stark tale of adultery, guilt, and social repression in Puritan New England, "The Scarlet Letter" is a foundational work of American literature. Nathaniel Hawthorne's exploration of the dichotomy between the public and private self, internal passion and external convention, gives us the unforgettable Hester Prynne, who discovers strength in the face of ostracism and emerges as a heroine ahead of her time. As Kathryn Harrison points out in her Introduction, Hester is the herald of the modern heroine.
Includes a Modern Library Reading Group Guide.

About the Author


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

Kathryn Harrison is a graduate of Stanford University and the Iowa Writer's Workshop. She is the author of the novels The Binding Chair, Thicker Than Water, Exposure, and Poison. She has also written a memoir, The Kiss. Her personal essays have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, and other publications. She lives in New York with her husband, the novelist Colin Harrison, and their children.

Praise For…


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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780679783381
ISBN-10: 0679783385
Publisher: Modern Library
Publication Date: September 12th, 2000
Pages: 304
Language: English