Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne [NOOK Book]


By common consent the greatest novel that has been written this side of the Atlantic. It is, as were all Hawthorne's works, a study of the soul of man. There is little incident. What takes place is mostly upon the arena of the heart.

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Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

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By common consent the greatest novel that has been written this side of the Atlantic. It is, as were all Hawthorne's works, a study of the soul of man. There is little incident. What takes place is mostly upon the arena of the heart.

This is a book which would clearly strike at your conscience. It is a book for those people who want to think about society, its rituals, human emotions, and conscience.

The language is so beautiful, and story is also up to the mark.

It is similar to "Crime and Punishment" in its conclusions, may be even better.

If you don't mind to stress your mind a little bit to think, then it is a standard recommendation.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940149497195
  • Publisher: Consumer Oriented Ebooks Publisher
  • Publication date: 5/17/2014
  • Series: Nathaniel Hawthorne Books , #16
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,166,281
  • File size: 314 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2012

    Much Better now.

    I moaned, groaned, and complained about reading The Scarlet Letter for a literature class, but as I turned the first page, my attention was seduced. The writing itself is very unique in its style. Mostly, the chapters critically analyze the characters therin, delving into the abyss of thought. As well as displaying a fantastic portrayal of Puritan society, the symbols, the emotions, and the dialogue are masterful. The Scarlet Letter is well-wriiten, thought-provoking, and definitly a book that should continue to be read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2012

    Hawthornes Greatest!

    As a required read in high school, which was quite some time ago, I had to read this story and if I needed a quick nap all I needed to do was pull out Scarlet Letter. Many years later I read it again. I knew there was a reason that Hawthorne had this grip on me. His writing is so dark, yet wonderfully illuminating. No one utilizes symbols better than Hawthorne. The idea that Hester lives on the edge between the city and the woods is a great example of how that represents her situation. It's absolutley brilliant. Also, there has to be a connection to Hawthorne's anguish through the character of Pastor Dimmesdale. The idea of living with so much guilt in a community that was intolerant of 'mortal' sins reveals the soul of Hawthorne and the quiet cry of a man tortured with his past. I would highly recommend other stories of his, novels or short stories, in order to better understand his anguish and desire for perfection. Once I read other stories it made this novel so much easier to understand. This is on level with Romeo and Juliet without the feud.

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    Posted August 18, 2012

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    Posted August 9, 2012

    Shiloh's desc. (TOO LONG FOR MOUNTAIN!)

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