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Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Part of Alma Classics Evergreen series, The Scarlet Letter is here presented with an extensive section on Hawthorne’s life and works. Having been found guilty of adultery, Hester Prynne is forced to wear an embroidered scarlet letter „A” as a punishment for her sin. While her vengeful husband embarks on a quest to discover the identity of her lover, she is left to face the consequences of her infidelity and find a place for herself and her illegitimate child in the hostile environment of seventeenth-century Puritan Boston. Nathaniel Hawthorne’s tense narrative astonished readers with its unparalleled psychological depth when it first appeared, and the novel now stands as one of America’s literary landmarks.


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Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Roger Chillingworth arrives in New England after two years’ separation from his wife, Hester Prynne, to find her on trial for adultery. She refuses to reveal her lover and is sentenced to wear a scarlet letter ‚A’ sewn onto her clothes. Resolving to discover the man’s identity, Roger sets out to destroy his rival, while Hester desperately tries to protect her illegitimate daughter from a society determined to condemn them both.

A smash hit in its day, The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne is the gripping tale of three New England settlers at odds with the seventeenth-century Puritan society in which they live, and remains one of literature’s most evocative portraits of a love triangle.

This beautiful Macmillan Collector’s Library edition of The Scarlet Letter features an afterword by broadcaster Jonty Claypole.


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ISBN 9781509827961
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Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne

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‚Shame, Despair, Solitude! These had been her teachers, – stern and wild ones, – and they had made her strong, but taught her much amiss’

Fiercely romantic and hugely influential, The Scarlet Letter is the tale of Hester Prynne, imprisoned, publicly shamed, and forced to wear a scarlet ‚A’ for committing adultery and bearing an illegitimate child, Pearl. In their small, Puritan village, Hester and her daughter struggle to survive, but in this searing study of the tension between private and public existence, Hester Prynne’s inner strength and quiet dignity means she has frequently been seen as one of the first great heroines of American fiction.

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ISBN 9780141199450
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Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne

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HarperCollins is pround to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics.

‚Ah, but let her cover the mark as she will, the pang of it will be always in her heart.’

A tale of sin, punishment and atonement, The Scarlet Letter exposes the moral rigidity of a 17th-Century Puritan New England community when faced with the illegitimate child of a young mother. Regarded as the first real heroine of American fiction, it is Hester Prynne’s strength of character that resonates with the reader when her harsh sentence is cast. It is in her refusal to reveal the identity of the father in the face of her accusers that Hawthorne champions his heroine and berates the weakness of Society for attacking the innocent.


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ISBN 9780007350926
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