The Scarlet Letter (Cliff Notes)

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39 New and Revised Titles. The Best Just Got Better! Plus Glossary from Webster's New World™ Dictionary Anthem Atlas Shrugged Beowulf Brave New World The Canterbury Tales The Catcher in the Rye The Contender The Crucible The Fountainhead Frankenstein The Grapes of Wrath Great Expectations The Great Gatsby Hamlet Heart of Darkness & The Secret Sharer Huckleberry Finn The Iliad Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Inherit the Wind Jane Eyre Julius Caesar The Killer Angels King Lear Lord of the Flies Macbeth 1984 The Odyssey The Oedipus Trilogy The Once and Future King Othello The Outsiders Pride and Prejudice The Red Badge of Courage Romeo and Juliet The Scarlet Letter A Separate Peace A Tale of Two Cities To Kill a Mockingbird Wuthering Heights See inside for the complete line-up of available CliffsNotes! Check Out the All-New CliffsNotes Guides To AOL®, iMacs™, eBay®, Windows® 98, Investing, Creating Web Pages, and more! More Than Notes! CliffsComplete™ CliffsTestPrep™ CliffsQuickReview™ CliffsAP™ Over 300 CliffsNotes Available @ cliffsnotes.com Downloadable 24 hours a day Free daily e-mail newsletters Free tips, tricks, and trivia Free online CliffsNotes catalog Free self-assessment tools Freeware and shareware downloads
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591252214
  • Publisher: Penton Overseas, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/28/2005
  • Series: CliffsNotes Audio Series
  • Format: MP3 on CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged, MP3-CD
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

SUSAN VAN KIRK holds a B.A. from Knox College and an M.Ed. from University of Illinois. She has taught English for 30 years in Monmouth, Illinois.

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Table of Contents

Life and Background of the Author 1
Early/Formative Years 2
New Challenges and Writings 4
The Autumn of His Life 5
Introduction to the Novel 6
Introduction 7
List of Characters 11
Character Map 12
Critical Commentaries 13
The Custom House 14
Summary 14
Commentary 14
Chapter 1 The Prison-Door 16
Summary 16
Commentary 16
Chapter 2 The Market-Place 19
Summary 19
Commentary 19
Chapter 3 The Recognition 22
Summary 22
Commentary 22
Chapter 4 The Interview 25
Summary 25
Commentary 25
Chapter 5 Hester at Her Needle 27
Summary 27
Commentary 27
Chapter 6 Pearl 30
Summary 30
Commentary 30
Chapter 7 The Governor's Hall 32
Summary 32
Commentary 32
Chapter 8 The Elf-Child and the Minister 35
Summary 35
Commentary 35
Chapter 9 The Leech 38
Summary 38
Commentary 38
Chapter 10 The Leech and His Patient 41
Summary 41
Commentary 41
Chapter 11 The Interior of a Heart 44
Summary 44
Commentary 44
Chapter 12 The Minister's Vigil 46
Summary 46
Commentary 46
Chapter 13 Another View of Hester 49
Summary 49
Commentary 49
Chapter 14 Hester and the Physician 51
Summary 51
Commentary 51
Chapter 15 Hester and Pearl 52
Summary 52
Commentary 52
Chapter 16 A Forest Walk 54
Summary 54
Commentary 54
Chapter 17 The Pastor and His Parishioner 56
Summary 56
Commentary 57
Chapter 18 A Flood of Sunshine 59
Summary 59
Commentary 59
Chapter 19 The Child at the Brook-Side 61
Summary 61
Commentary 62
Chapter 20 The Minister in a Maze 63
Summary 63
Commentary 64
Chapter 21 The New England Holiday 66
Summary 66
Commentary 66
Chapter 22 The Procession 68
Summary 68
Commentary 69
Chapter 23 The Revelation of the Scarlet Letter 71
Summary 71
Commentary 72
Chapter 24 Conclusion 74
Summary 74
Commentary 75
Character Analyses 77
Hester Prynne 78
Arthur Dimmesdale 81
Roger Chillingworth 83
Pearl 87
Critical Essays 90
Symbolism in The Scarlet Letter 91
The Puritan Setting of The Scarlet Letter 97
The Scarlet Letter as a Gothic Romance 102
The Structure of The Scarlet Letter 105
CliffsNotes Review 109
Q&A 109
Identify the Quote 110
Essay Questions 110
Practice Projects 111
CliffsNotes Resource Center 112
Books 112
Internet 113
Magazines and Journals 113
Video 114
Send Us Your Favorite Tips 114
Index 115
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