The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter


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The Scarlet Letter by Harold Bloom

Edited and introduced by Yale University professor and distinguished literary critic Harold Bloom, Bloom's Guides are comprehensive study guides for both students and adults. Emphasizing summary and analysis, these volumes are designed to provide the necessary materials with which readers can gain a better understanding of the most widely read works in Western literature.

Key Features

Introductions by renowned critic Harold Bloom consider each work and its significance.

Brief Biographical sketches offer insight into each author's life.

"The Story Behind the Story" details the circumstances surrounding the inception and development of the work.

Summaries with analysis review and explain key points of each work.

Selections from critical essays written by leading scholars provide accessible explorations of the work.

Annotated bibliographies direct readers to additional materials on the subject and explain the importance of each.

Essential for any student of literature looking to enhance his or her reading experience, Bloom's Guides are highly useful for test preparation, independent scholarship, or book group discussions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781604138740
Publisher: Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date: 10/28/2010
Series: Bloom's Guides
Edition description: New
Pages: 104
Product dimensions: 5.68(w) x 8.82(h) x 0.44(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

One of our most popular, respected, and controversial literary critics, Yale University professor Harold Bloom¿s books ¿ about, variously, Shakespeare, the Bible, and the classic literature ¿ are as erudite as they are accessible.


New York, New York and New Haven, Connecticut

Date of Birth:

July 11, 1930

Place of Birth:

New York, New York


B.A., Cornell University, 1951; Ph.D., Yale University, 1955

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