The Scarlet Letter, second edition

The Scarlet Letter, second edition

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Hawthorne's story of the disgraced Hester Prynne (who must wear a scarlet qAq as the mark of her adultery), of her illegitimate child, Pearl, and of the righteous minister Arthur Dimmesdale continues to resonate with modern readers. Set in mid-seventeenth-century Boston, this powerful tale of passion, Puritanism, and revenge is one of the foremost classics of American literature. This Broadview edition contains a selection of historical documents that include Hawthorne's writings on Puritanism, the historical sources of the story, and contemporary reviews of the novel. New to the second edition are an updated critical introduction and bibliography and, in the appendices, additional writings by Margaret Fuller, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Henry James, and William Dean Howells.convey that complex effect would entail the subordination of character, plot, and diction to the needs of a total composition. Unlike the fiction of the sketch and the tale, such a long narrative sought an effect that depended upon the ironies of aanbsp;...

Title:The Scarlet Letter, second edition
Author:Nathaniel Hawthorne
Publisher:Broadview Press - 2004-10-28


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