THE SCARLET LETTER by nathaniel Hawthorne, Nathaniel Hawthorne's THE SCARLET LETTER [NOOK Book]

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The story takes place in Puritan Boston. A young woman named Hester is released from prison with her child after a serving a sentence for adultery. Hester’s much older husband, supposedly lost at sea, is still alive, but does not reveal himself. Hester will not name the child’s father. The husband, determined to find out who the father is pursues her as she tries to make a life for herself and her child.
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THE SCARLET LETTER by nathaniel Hawthorne, Nathaniel Hawthorne's THE SCARLET LETTER

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Overview

The story takes place in Puritan Boston. A young woman named Hester is released from prison with her child after a serving a sentence for adultery. Hester’s much older husband, supposedly lost at sea, is still alive, but does not reveal himself. Hester will not name the child’s father. The husband, determined to find out who the father is pursues her as she tries to make a life for herself and her child.
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Meet the Author

Nathaniel Hawthorne (born Nathaniel Hathorne; July 4, 1804 – May 19, 1864) was an American novelist and short story writer.
He was born in 1804 in Salem, Massachusetts. His ancestors include John Hathorne, the only judge involved in the Salem witch trials who never repented of his actions. Nathaniel later added a "w" to make his name "Hawthorne" in order to hide this relation. He graduated from Bowdoin College in 1825. Hawthorne anonymously published his first work, a novel titled Fanshawe, in 1828. He published several short stories in various periodicals which he collected in 1837 as Twice-Told Tales. He married Sophia Peabody in 1842. The couple moved to Concord, Massachusetts, later moving to Salem. The Scarlet Letter was published in 1850, followed by a succession of other novels. A political appointment took Hawthorne and family to Europe. Hawthorne died on May 19, 1864, and was survived by his wife and their three children.
Much of Hawthorne's writing centers on New England, many works featuring moral allegories with a Puritan inspiration. His fiction works are considered part of the Romantic movement. His themes often center on the inherent evil and sin of humanity, and his works often have moral messages and deep psychological complexity.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2012

    (Possible mild spoiler alert) The Scarlet Letter is a non-fictio

    (Possible mild spoiler alert) The Scarlet Letter is a non-fiction novel written by Nethaniel Hawthorne. Many, many people have read this and it is, in fact, a classic piece of literature. This book is about the main characters Hester Prynne, who is responsible of adultery with the following character, Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale, a theorist man overcome with guilt who tortures himself both mentally and physically, and Roger Chillingworth, an cruel man who is really Prynne’s husband. Chillingworth is definitely the antagonist in this novel. He may not seem it when first introduced, but his evil-diongs are mostly behind the scenes throughout most of the story. Dimmesdale and Prynne are both the protagonists. However, they both are faced with many times of conflict (both internally and externally) that are usually caused by none other than Chillingworth.
    When I first started reading this book, I had an extremely hard time focusing for multiple reasons. Not only was this book not the genre I prefer to read, but the first 40-some pages are all the intro to the settings and characters leading up to the actual story- narrated by a particularly uninteresting anonymous man in a particularly uninteresting way. This intro did not seem very important in the end as it was just the prologue and was overflowing with things you honestly don’t need to know. Therefore, readers like me, who can’t get past the first 5 pages without a struggle and have to force themselves to keep reading something they don’t particularly want to read, then this book is not for you. However, those who can get past those first pages (kudos to you), this really is a fascinating book. For these people who have the mind set to get through the prologue, and continue on through the whole book, you won’t regret ever reading The Scarlet Letter. Personally, I give this book about two stars. But in perspective, this well-written story should be worth about five… okay maybe 4 ½.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2014

    Playa yo lightningstar

    Sorry i was gone so long got nook taken are you mad at me

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2013

    Tj

    Hello

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2013

    Adeline to all

    I am active on Naplo r 1 and Oliver Twist r 2 :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2013

    B

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2013

    Sefem!!

    Name: Sir Flufflemuffins, or just Sefem<p>Age: Cat or human? :D I'm fourteen. Only two in cat years.<p>Gender: I'm a tooom!<p>Looks: This requires...SUBHEADINGS!<br>Cat Form: A slender white cat with green eyes. Just like Shardflight!<br>Human Form: A really thin guy with messy white hair, green cat eyes, cat ears, a tail, and long, sharp canines. Usually wearing a white buttondown shirt with the sleeves cut off, somewhat baggy blue jeans, and fingerless white gloves that cover most of the forearm. Always barefoot.<p>Owner: As I am a cat owned by a human, I must mention that my owner is Hikari.<p>Personality: You usually find out pretty fast.<p>Relationship Status: I am currently single and perfectly comfortable with that.<p>Other: Hmmmm..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................Nothing!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2013

    Zero

    Hello everybody *grabs a axe and starts cutting tree down*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2013

    Hey Klyena

    You are lying too. Not cool .an

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2013

    Bleh

    &rectangle

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2013

    Klyna is cool. Btw, im Klyna.

    Name...Klyna Rakkel Scar
    Gender...What if I said guy... Lol im a girl!
    Age...Only thirteen*sigh*
    Looks...Very mature face, with piercing blue eyes and a few freckles. She has dark brown hair with streaks of blonde in it, put up in a high ponytail. Her body is a pretty tan with a strong build.
    Attire...She is wearing a tight, ripped red shirt with a black tank top underneath. She has a black jacket on top of that with red outlines. Her pants are all black leather with lots of pockets. She wears black combat boots over her pants. A red belt on her holds a gun and ammunition. She wears a small amulet on a necklace. It is half red, half black.
    Powers...She can shapeshift and control earth elements.
    Parents...Jrack Scar (Father, dead), Cerria Scar (Mother, dead)
    Pets...A red dragon named Shy.
    Siblings...None that she knows of
    History...When she was two years old, her father gave her an amulet. This amulet contained their family life. Her father was an army man and a a spy/agent. Her mother was in the Navy and Air force. Together they taught her how to defent herself. Shooting, karate, using knives, and making swords was all she ever did. And she loved it. When Klyna was three, her family noticed she had powers. She was a special human, part animal and plant. She was always careful to let no one know about her powers. One certain day, her parents were going on a ship to an agency. Their ship was shipwrecked, and Klyna was left alone. She was not frightened though, just a bit sad. She was running outside one day and her amulet cracked. A bit of black seeped in before she fixed it. That black was gem dust, a powerful item. The gem dust made her powers enhance to a different level. She walked around with her pet Shy, a dragon, until she came to this place.
    Personality...A little shy and sad, but if you get to know her, very happy and excited.
    Other...Just ask!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2013

    Timmy to to timmy

    I walk away i dont do things to have s.e.x sorry go away

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2013

    Sparrow

    Name- crystal sparrow (purfurs sparrow) age- dose it matter? Looks- pale, tall, skinny, frosty blue eyes, brown hair with crystals and snowflakes in her hair.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2013

    Mudstar

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    Posted August 11, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2013

    Marina's bio

    A very pretty girl who looks like a famous supermodel with short black hair tan skin and amber eyes. I kill you if you try to force yoirself on me.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2013

    Hf





    Helloo....





    I have a secret....





    But.....






    I dont know i should tell you....






    Aw hell.....






    O[]O I FOUND A CRACK!!! ON MEH BUTT!!!

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    Posted June 24, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2013

    &retangle

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    Posted June 5, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2013

    &HEART

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