The Scarlet Letter (Townsend Library Edition)

The Scarlet Letter (Townsend Library Edition)

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by Nathaniel Hawthorne
     
 

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The year is 1640. Hester Prynne is a young widow living in the Puritan settlement of Boston.

Two years after her arrival in the New World, she has a child. Who is the father of Hester�s strange, elf-like child? Was Hester�s husband really lost at sea? Is the minister really a �miracle of holiness�? Is the misshapen old doctor really an agent of evil? As the… See more details below

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The year is 1640. Hester Prynne is a young widow living in the Puritan settlement of Boston.

Two years after her arrival in the New World, she has a child. Who is the father of Hester�s strange, elf-like child? Was Hester�s husband really lost at sea? Is the minister really a �miracle of holiness�? Is the misshapen old doctor really an agent of evil? As the line between the real and the imaginary blurs, Hawthorne�s dark tale of hidden sin reveals the price that the human heart must pay for secret shame and guilt.

Note: This Townsend Library classic has been carefully edited to be more accessible to today's students. It includes a brief author's biography and an afterword that provides important context about the work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940149836529
Publisher:
Townsend Press
Publication date:
06/18/2014
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
202
File size:
0 MB

Meet the Author

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
July 4, 1804
Date of Death:
May 19, 1864
Place of Birth:
Salem, Massachusetts
Place of Death:
Plymouth, New Hampshire
Education:
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, 1824

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