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The scarlet letter

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Publisher: Pleasantville, N.Y. : Reader's Digest Association, ©1984.
Series: World's best reading.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Set in the harsh Puritan environment of 17th century Boston, The scarlet letter describes the plight of Hester Prynne, an independent-minded woman who stands alone against society. Having given birth to a child after an illicit affair, she refuses to name the father and is forced to wear the letter "A" for adulteress embroidered on her dress.
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fiction
History
Psychological fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nathaniel Hawthorne
ISBN: 0895771845 9780895771841
OCLC Number: 10909129
Notes: Originally published in 1850.
Description: 221 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1. The Prison-Door --
Chapter 2. The Market-Place --
Chapter 3. The Recognition --
Chapter 4. The Interview --
Chapter 5. Hester at Her Needle --
Chapter 6. Pearl --
Chapter 7. The Governor's Hall --
Chapter 8. The Elf-Child and the Minister --
Chapter 9. The Leech --
Chapter 10. The Leech and His Patient --
Chapter 11. The Interior of a Heart --
Chapter 12. The Minister's Vigil --
Chapter 13. Another View of Hester --
Chapter 14. Hester and the Physician --
Chapter 15. Hester and Pearl --
Chapter 16. A Forest Walk --
Chapter 17. The Pastor and His Parishioner --
Chapter 18. A Flood of Sunshine --
Chapter 19. The Child at the Brook-Side --
Chapter 20. The Minister in a Maze --
Chapter 21. The New England Holiday --
Chapter 22. The Procession --
Chapter 23. The Revelation of the Scarlet Letter --
Chapter 24. Conclusion.
Series Title: World's best reading.
Responsibility: Nathaniel Hawthorne ; illustrations by Robert Quackenbush ; afterword by James Guimond.

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Set in the harsh Puritan environment of 17th century Boston, The scarlet letter describes the plight of Hester Prynne, an independent-minded woman who stands alone against society. Having given birth to a child after an illicit affair, she refuses to name the father and is forced to wear the letter "A" for adulteress embroidered on her dress.
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