The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

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The Scarlet Letter is Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic tale of love, adversity, and community morals in Puritan New England. Forced to wear the scarlet “A” after committing adultery and bearing a child, Hester Prynne lives on the outskirts of society; visited by the Reverend Dimmesdale and watched over by Roger Chillingworth, she is both at the mercy and defiant of the values that shape her fate and that of her child.

Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter was one of the first works of American literature to address themes of sexuality, morality, and spirituality from a uniquely American perspective. Because of Hawthorne's literary credentials, the novel was not censored upon publication despite its risqué subject matter, and continues to be recognized as a relevent literary classic even in modern times.

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Seymour Gross was Burke OíNeill Professor of American Literature at the University of Detroit until his retirement in 1987. He is co-author of American Literature Survey and Images of the Negro in American Literature, editor of A "Benito Cereno" Handbook and the Norton Critical Edition of The House of the Seven Gables, and the co-editor of the Norton Critical Edition of The Scarlet Letter, Third Edition.Rosalie Murphy is Associate Professor of English at the University of South Florida. She has taught at Sweet Briar College. She was the original editor of Contemporary Roots of the English Language.
Published August 24, 2014 by Providence Treasury. 227 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Literature & Fiction, History, Erotica, Education & Reference, Action & Adventure, Arts & Photography, Religion & Spirituality, Political & Social Sciences, Science & Math, Comics & Graphic Novels, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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