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Scarlet Letter, The

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3 out of 5
Based on 81,380 Ratings and 3,550 Reviews

Book Description
Set two centuries from Hawthorne's own time, The Scarlet Letter (1850) sets its heroine, Hester Prynne, into the shaping early moments of American history. The mother of an illegitimate child, Hester is compelled both by her Puritan community and her awareness of her own moral autonomy to wear a scarlet letter "A", a symbol of her adultery, upon her clothes. Her child is seen as the evidence of he... More
Book Information
PublisherOrion Publishing Group
BindingPaperback (430 editions)
Reading LevelUncategorized
# of Pages320
ISBN-100460877852
ISBN-13978-0460877855
Publication Date10/15/1996
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About Christopher Bigsby (Author) : Christopher Bigsby is a published author and an editor. Some of the published credits of Christopher Bigsby include The Crucible (Penguin Classics), Death of a Salesman: 50th Anniversary Edition, The ... more
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