The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Pages: 180
ISBN: 9780486280486
Available:
Release: 1994
Editor: Courier Corporation
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Hester Prynne is ostracized from her seventeenth-century Puritan community for refusing to name the father of her child, the product of an adulterous relationship.

The Scarlet Letter Illustrated

The Scarlet Letter Illustrated
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Pages: 298
ISBN: 9798747829312
Available:
Release: 2021-05-03
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Scarlet Letter: A Romance is a work of historical fiction by American author Nathaniel Hawthorne, published in 1850.Set in Puritan Massachusetts Bay Colony during the years 1642 to 1649, the novel tells the story of Hester Prynne who conceives a daughter through an affair and then struggles to create a new life of repentance and dignity. Containing a number of religious and historic allusions, the book explores themes of legalism, sin, and guilt.The Scarlet Letter was one of the first mass-produced books in America.It was popular when first published and is considered a classic work today.It inspired numerous film, television, and stage adaptations. Critics have described it as a masterwork and novelist D. H. Lawrence called it a "perfect work of the American imagination".

CliffsComplete The Scarlet Letter

CliffsComplete The Scarlet Letter
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne,Karin Jacobson
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780544179240
Available:
Release: 2004-03-15
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

In the CliffsComplete guides, the novel's complete text and a glossary appear side-by-side with coordinating numbered lines to help you understand unusual words and phrasing. You'll also find all the commentary and resources of a standard CliffsNotes for Literature. CliffsComplete The Scarlet Letter is a novel of betrayal and trials. Hester Prynne is found guilty of adultery and must wear a scarlet "A" wherever she goes. Her story is filled with the slow process of redemption and eventual love. Discover what happens to Hester — and save valuable studying time — all at once. Enhance your reading of The Scarlet Letter with these additional features: A summary and insightful commentary for each chapter Bibliography and historical background on the author, Nathaniel Hawthorne A look at the historical context and structure of the novel Discussions on the novel's symbols and themes A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Review questions, a quiz, discussion topics (essay questions), activity ideas A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites Streamline your literature study with all-in-one help from CliffsComplete guides!

The Scarlet Letter Om Illustrated Classics

The Scarlet Letter   Om Illustrated Classics
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9789385031656
Available:
Release: 2021
Editor: Om Books International
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Roger Chillingworth, an aging scholar, returns to Puritan Boston and finds a crowd gathered to witness an official punishment. He spots a young woman holding a baby, whom he recognises as his wife, Hester Prynne, standing on the platform. Hester has been found guilty of “the most sinful act”. She refuses to reveal the father of her child and so, is ordered to wear the scarlet letter ‘A’ for the rest of her life as a mark of shame.Hester accepts her punishment and struggles to create a new life for her daughter Pearl. For the next seven years, she endures the accusing stares of the society, but holds her head high through the trials and tribulations. Reverend Dimmesdale, Hester’s pastor is the only person,who empathises with her. Meanwhile, Roger Chillingworth is full of vengeance and determined to exact revenge from Hester’s lover.The Scarlet Letter tells the tale of Roger Chillingworth, Hester Prynneand Arthur Dimmesdale as they struggle with their internal conflicts in the morally rigid 17th century society.

The Scarlet Letter and Other Writings

The Scarlet Letter and Other Writings
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Pages: 752
ISBN: 0393264890
Available:
Release: 2017
Editor: W. W. Norton
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Hawthorne's novel of adultery in Puritan Boston. Five short works related to The Scarlet Letter, sharing its themes of sin, morality, guilt, and shame. Expanded explanatory annotations and a new preface by Leland S. Person. Key passages from Hawthorne's letters and notebooks. New critical essays by Brook Thomas, Michael Ryan, Thomas R. Mitchell, Jay Grossman, Jamie Barlowe, John ronan, and John F. Birk A chronology and an updated Select Bibliography. -- from back cover.

The Scarlet Letters

The Scarlet Letters
Author: Ellery Queen
Pages: 223
ISBN: 9781625672216
Available:
Release: 2017-02-07
Editor: Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Beautiful actress Martha Lawrence has a problem. Her once loving husband, Dirk, has become violent and controlling, and she doesn't know why. When she reaches out to their friend, mystery-solver Ellery Queen for help, Dirk interrupts their meeting in a drunken rage. He is convinced that the two are having an affair. Martha needs Ellery's help to convince Dirk that she's never cheated and never will. But from the clues he uncovers, it looks as if Martha might be two-timing after all. If Dirk is a cuckold, is his anger justifiable? And who is responsible if it results in murder? Ellery must figure out who is responsible for crippling a marriage before someone gets killed in the name of love.

The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Pages: 288
ISBN: 1909399027
Available:
Release: 2014-11-03
Editor: Roads Pub
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The Penguin English Library Edition of The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne '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. The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.

The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Pages: 309
ISBN: OXFORD:590470741
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Release: 1851
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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Understanding the Scarlet Letter

Understanding the Scarlet Letter
Author: Claudia Durst Johnson
Pages: 228
ISBN: 0313293287
Available:
Release: 1995
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Gathers historical documents that illustrate Puritan and nineteenth-century attitudes, and shares contemporaneous reviews and current relevant news articles

The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Pages: 269
ISBN: 9780141199450
Available:
Release: 2012
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A 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.

The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0451516524
Available:
Release: 1959-08
Editor: Signet Classics
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A stark and allegorical 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 American heroine, a mother of such strength and stature that she towers over her progeny much as she does the citizens of Salem."

The Office of The Scarlet Letter

The Office of The Scarlet Letter
Author: Sacvan Bercovitch
Pages: 212
ISBN: 9781412849364
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Release: 2013-04-30
Editor: Transaction Publishers
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

"The Scarlet Letter has proved our most enduring classic," writes Sacvan Bercovitch, "because it is the liberal example par excellence of art as ideological mimesis. To understand the office of the A is to see how culture empowers symbolic form, including forms of dissent, and how symbols participate in the dynamics of culture, including the dynamics of constraint." With an approach that both reflects and contests developments in literary studies, Bercovitch explores these connections from two perspectives: first, he examines a historical reading of the novel’s unities; and then, a rhetorical analysis of key mid-nineteenth-century issues, at home and abroad. In order to highlight the relation between rhetoric and history, he focuses on the point at which the scarlet letter does its office at last, the moment when Hester decides to come home to America. In The Office of "The Scarlet Letter," Bercovitch argues that the process by which the United States usurped "America" for itself, symbolically, is also the process by which liberalism established political and economic dominance. In the course of his study, he offers sustained discussions of Hawthorne’s irony and ambiguity, of aesthetic and social strategies of cohesion, and of the conundrums of liberal dissent. Winner of the Modern Language Association’s James Russell Lowe prize, The Office of "The Scarlet Letter" provides a theoretical redefinition of the function of symbolism in culture and an exemplary literary-ideological reading of a major text.

The Scarlet Letter Thrift Study Edition

The Scarlet Letter Thrift Study Edition
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780486475691
Available:
Release: 2009-08-03
Editor: Courier Corporation
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

In 18th century Boston, a Puritan girl is condemned to wear the letter "A" for bearing an illegitimate daughter.

New Essays on The Scarlet Letter

New Essays on  The Scarlet Letter
Author: Michael J. Colacurcio,Michael Colacurcio,Emory Elliot
Pages: 164
ISBN: 0521319986
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Release: 1985-10-31
Editor: CUP Archive
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The introduction to this volume outlines the critical history of the novel. Each of the interpretative essays that follow places The Scarlet Letter in a specific historical and cultural context. The first shows that an awareness of the convention of romance is essential to an understanding of the novel. A second investigates the tension between Hawthorne's Puritan setting and his Romantic language, suggesting a complex relationship among author, narrator, characters, and story. A third considers the novel's pervasive metaphor of sexuality. The final essay locates the work in the genre of 'the novel of adultery'.

CliffsNotes on Hawthorne s The Scarlet Letter

CliffsNotes on Hawthorne s The Scarlet Letter
Author: Susan Van Kirk
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780544183797
Available:
Release: 2011-05-18
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, you explore life in 17th-century Massachusetts as you follow the ordeal of Hester Prynne, who has been found guilty of adultery and sentenced to wear a scarlet letter A on her dress as a sign of shame. The Scarlet Letter is considered to be Hawthorne's finest work, depicting a world where the real meets the unreal, the actual meets the imaginary—in a classic story that is difficult to forget. This study guide carefully walks you through every step of Hester's journey by providing summaries and critical analyses of each chapter of the novel. You'll also explore the life and background of the author, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and gain insight into how he came to write The Scarlet Letter. Other features that help you study include Character analyses of major players A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Critical essays on the novel's setting and structure, symbolism, and classification as a gothic romance A review section that tests your knowledge A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Scarlet Letter EasyRead Edition

Scarlet Letter EasyRead Edition
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Pages: 308
ISBN: 9781425050276
Available:
Release: 2006-11
Editor: ReadHowYouWant.com
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The story The Scarlet Letter revolves around a woman named Hester who has committed adultery. Consequently, she is subjected to punishment according to Bible rules which were strictly followed then. Hester is condemned for life and is forced to wear a scarlet symbol as a punishment for her sin....

Johnny Tremain

Johnny Tremain
Author: Esther Forbes
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0395900115
Available:
Release: 1998
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

After injuring his hand, a silversmith's apprentice in Boston becomes a messenger for the Sons of Liberty in the days before the American Revolution.

The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Pages: 251
ISBN: 9783849640941
Available:
Release: 2013-11-14
Editor: Jazzybee Verlag
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Like all of Hawthorne's novels, "The Scarlet Letter" has but a slender plot and but few characters with an influence on the development of the story. Its great dramatic force depends entirely on the mental states of the actors and their relations to one another, —relations of conscience, — relations between wronged and wrongers. Its great burden is the weight of unacknowledged sin as seen in the remorse and cowardice and suffering of the Rev. Arthur Dimmesdale. Contrasted with his concealed agony is the constant confession, conveyed by the letter, which is forced upon Hester, and has a double effect, — a healthful one, working beneficently, and making her helpful and benevolent, tolerant and thoughtful ; and an unhealthful one, which by the great emphasis placed on her transgression, the keeping her forever under its ban and isolating her from her fellows, prepares her to break away from the long repression and lapse again into sin when she plans her flight. Roger Chillingworth is an embodiment of subtle and refined revenge. The most striking situation is perhaps "The Minister's Vigil," in chapter xii. The book, though corresponding in its tone and burden to some of the shorter stories, had a more startling and dramatic character, and a strangeness, which at once took hold of a larger public than any of those had attracted. Though imperfectly comprehended, and even misunderstood in some quarters, it was seen to have a new and unique quality; and Hawthorne's reputation became national.

The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter
Author: Anonim
Pages: 159
ISBN: 8853000902
Available:
Release: 2004
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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Hester

Hester
Author: Paula Reed
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781429957472
Available:
Release: 2010-02-16
Editor: Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Upon the death of her demonic husband, Hester Prynne is left a widow, and her daughter Pearl, a wealthy heiress. Hester takes her daughter to live a quiet life in England--only to find herself drawn into the circle of the most powerful Puritan of all time, Oliver Cromwell. From the moment Hester donned the famous scarlet letter, it instilled in her the power to see the sins and hypocrisy of others, an ability not lost on the Lord Protector of the Commonwealth. To Cromwell, Hester’s sight is either a sign of sorcery or a divine gift that Hester must use to assist the divinely chosen in his scheming to control England. Since sorcery carries a death sentence, Hester is compelled against her will to use her sight to assist Cromwell. She soon finds herself entangled in a web of political intrigue, espionage, and forbidden love. Hester will carry readers away to seventeenth century England with a deeply human story of family, love, history, desire, weakness, and the human ideal.