The Scarlet Letter

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

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: 248
ISBN: 9798707895401
Available:
Release: 2021-02-11
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".

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: en

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

The Scarlet Letter
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Pages: 233
ISBN: 1435131819
Available:
Release: 2011
Editor: Barnes & Noble
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 bears the stigma of the shame her peers would confer upon her, others feel the guilt for her transgression more acutely, notably the pious Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale, the confessor with whom Hester and Pearl's destinies are intimately bound up. First published in 1850, Nathaniel Hawthorne's historical study of guilt and sin has since been lauded as the most important work of fiction by its distinguished author and a landmark of American literature. This exquisite collectible edition features an elegant bonded-leather binding, a satin-ribbon bookmark, distinctive stained edging, and decorative marbled endpapers. It's the perfect gift for book-lovers and an artful addition to any home library.

The Scarlet Letter

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

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: en

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 Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Pages: 226
ISBN: 9780199292462
Available:
Release: 2007-09-13
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

After a two-year absence a husband returns to find his wife wearing the scarlet 'A' for Adulteress on her breast. Determined to find her lover, he embarks on a destructive path of revenge. This edition uses the most authoritative text, with a wide-ranging critical introduction.

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: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

The Scarlet Letter

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

Explanation of the Book:

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 Office of The Scarlet Letter

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

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

The Scarlet Letter
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Pages: 238
ISBN: 0142437263
Available:
Release: 2003
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A young woman, publicly scorned for bearing an illegitimate child, refuses to be vanquished by the seventeenth-century Boston community.

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 Spotlight Edition

The Scarlet Letter   Spotlight Edition
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Pages: 150
ISBN: 1580495508
Available:
Release: 2004
Editor: Prestwick House Inc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An annotated adaptation a Hawthorne classic. Each Spotlight Edition maintains the rich integrity of the original work while adapting the language to be more accessible to the average reader.?In addition to providing a more readable text, Prestwick House Spotlight Editions are enhabced, providing readers with thoughtful guided reading questions and margin notes to help navigate trhe text; suggestions for thought and discussion; research opportunities for richer understanding of the text and its contexts; and suggested writing activities to foster deeper thinking.

The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Pages: 288
ISBN: 0812504836
Available:
Release: 1989-08-15
Editor: Aerie
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Tor Classics are affordably-priced editions designed to attract the young reader. Original dynamic cover art enthusiastically represents the excitement of each story. Appropriate "reader friendly" type sizes have been chosen for each title—offering clear, accurate, and readable text. All editions are complete and unabridged, and feature Introductions and Afterwords. This edition of The Scarlet Letter includes a Preface, Biographical Note, and Afterword by Keith Neilson. The Puritans thought Hester Prynne's crime was unforgivable. She was convicted, imprisoned--and then forced to wear, forever, a public reminder of her sin. The Scarlet letter. The Letter was unending punishment: it set hester apart from society, it tormented her days and haunted her soul. But the Letter haunted others, as well, its mystery turned Roger Chillingworth from a gentle healer into a man driven by revenge. Its meaning burned into Rev. Arthur Dimsdale's heart, as deadly as cancer. And its power loomed over the life of Hester's daughter, the uncontrollable child Pearl. Four people would be destroyed by a entangled web of guilt and secrets, unless one of them had the courage--and love--to reveal the truth of--The Scarlet Letter.

The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Pages: 289
ISBN: UVA:X030562457
Available:
Release: 2009
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A key figure in the development of American literature, Nathaniel Hawthorne was also profoundly influenced by his ancestors and the Christianity that underscored their Puritan heritage. A literary classic, The Scarlet Letter presents a profound meditation on the nature of sin, repentance, and redemption, and on how such Christian concepts may be integrated into American democracy. This edition features an introduction by Aaron Urbanczyk, chair of the literature department at Southern Catholic College, that explores themes in The Custom-House that guide the reader's interpretation of the text of the novel, and several critical articles on the work's major symbols and Christian themes. Mary R. Reichardt, the editor of this edition, is a professor of literature in the Catholic Studies department at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul MN.

The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Pages: 394
ISBN: 1725698501
Available:
Release: 2018-08-23
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, adulteress Hester Prynne must wear a scarlet A to mark her shame. Her lover, Arthur Dimmesdale, remains unidentified and is wracked with guilt, while her husband, Roger Chillingworth, seeks revenge. The Scarlet Letter's symbolism helps create a powerful drama in Puritan Boston: a kiss, evil, sin, nature, the scarlet letter, and the punishing scaffold. Nathaniel Hawthorne's masterpiece is a classic example of the human conflict between emotion and intellect.

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: en

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!

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.

Scarlet Letter

Scarlet Letter
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Pages: 228
ISBN: 1435138112
Available:
Release: 2012
Editor: Sterling
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Historical. Set in mid-17th century Boston, this tale of passion, puritanism, and revenge is one of the foremost classics of American literature. Its heroine, Hester Prynne, is compelled by her own moral autonomy to wear the scarlet letter but she emerges as a woman with her integrity intact.