The Scarlet Letter
ISBN: 0553210092
EAN13: 9780553210095
Language: English
Pages: 247
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 7.00" L x 4.00" W
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Book Overview
The familiar characters of Hawthorne's dark tale of pride and guilt in colonial New England are given new and added immediacy in the 24 wood engravings by master illustrator Barry Moser.
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From the front Cover Hailed by Henry James as the finest piece of imaginative writing yet put forth in the country, Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter reaches to our nation's historical and moral roots for the material of great tragedy. Set in an early New England colony, the novel shows the terrible impact a single, passionate act has on the lives of three members of the community: the defiant Hester Prynne; the fiery, tortured Reverend Dimmesdale; and the obsessed, vengeful Chillingworth. With The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne became the first American novelist to forge from our Puritan heritage a universal classic, a masterful exploration of humanity's unending struggle with sin, guilt and pride.