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The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Scarlet Letter
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This Norton Critical Edition of Nathaniel Hawthorne s most widely read novel appears during the bicentennial anniversary year of his birth.The text of The Scarlet Letter is based on the 1850 third edition, the first set in stereotype plates and the basis of subsequent printings in Hawthorne s... show more
This Norton Critical Edition of Nathaniel Hawthorne s most widely read novel appears during the bicentennial anniversary year of his birth.The text of The Scarlet Letter is based on the 1850 third edition, the first set in stereotype plates and the basis of subsequent printings in Hawthorne s lifetime. An invaluable selection of contextual material includes five Hawthorne stories that are closely related to The Scarlet Letter, along with relevant letters and notebook entries. A substantial excerpt from Hawthorne s campaign biography of Franklin Pierce offers a revealing glimpse at Hawthorne s political thought, especially regarding slavery and abolition. "Criticism" provides a comprehensive overview of early and modern commentary on The Scarlet Letter and the stories in this edition, including nineteenth-century reviews of the novel and critical essays by Robert S. Levine, Nina Baym, Larry J. Reynolds, and Jean Fagan Yellin. A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781613822036 (1613822030)
Publisher: Simon & Brown
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
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Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents rated it
3.0 Toni FGMAMTC's Reviews > The Scarlet Letter
I read this book in school. I wasn't crazy about it then, but it was a little better the second time. I honestly don't remember much about when I read it in school or the discussions about meanings that we probably had. I still got bored some, but Pearl kept me more interested this time. I like the ...
It's a Books World
It's a Books World rated it
2.0 Review: The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Goodreads summary: In seventeenth-century Boston, Hester Prynne shoulders the scorn of her fellow Puritan townsfolk for bearing a child out of wedlock. For her refusal to name the father of her daughter Pearl, Hester is made to wear a scarlet "A" stitched conspicuously upon her dress. But though she...
Moonlight Reader
Moonlight Reader rated it
2.0 The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Plot summary (as if you don't already know) Set in the harsh Puritan community of seventeenth-century Boston, this tale of an adulterous entanglement that results in an illegitimate birth reveals Nathaniel Hawthorne's concerns with the tension between the public and the private selves. Publicly di...
Niwue's Reads
Niwue's Reads rated it
2.5 Why use a full stop when you can just write on and on?
Set in the harsh Puritan community of seventeenth-century Boston, this tale of an adulterous entanglement that results in an illegitimate birth reveals Nathaniel Hawthorne's concerns with the tension between the public and the private selves. Publicly disgraced and ostracized, Hester Prynne draws on...
A Sea of Stars
A Sea of Stars rated it
1.5 The Scarlet Letter
Gah. Quite simply, while this was an semi-appreciable look at the sin and guilt of the characters, it was stunningly dull and I would never voluntarily pick it up again. I did not care a bit about anyone or anything, was minorly concerned by how a lot of things were worded concerning the affair of H...
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