The Scarlet Letter
Eligible for Free Shipping | Free 10 Days Replacement
Delivery in 3-10 Days | Earn Free Reading Points
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Publisher: Penguin Books
Binding: Paperback | Languages: English
Number Of Pages: 270 | ISBN: 9780141199450
About: 'Shame, Despair, Solitude! These had been her teachers, - stern and wild ones, - and they had made her strong, but taught her much amiss' 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 her inner strength and certainty of spirit to emerge as the first true heroine of American fiction. Arthur Dimmesdale stands as a classic study of a self divided; trapped by the rules of society, he suppresses his passion and disavows his lover, Hester, and their daughter, Pearl.