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The Scarlet Letter: An Annotated Text, Backgrounds and Sources, Essays in Criticism by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Sculley Bradley, Richmond Croom Beatty, Eugene Hudson Long

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Scarlet Letter: An Annotated Text, Backgrounds and Sources, Essays in Criticism Nathaniel Hawthorne s most famous novel was published in and takes place in Puritan New England focusing on a community where a beautiful young woman Hester Prynne and her illegitimate child are subject to persecution and ostracism while the mother refuses to name her co conspirator in adultery and the father of her child burns up with secret guilt and shame Hawthorne s family history caused much of his interest in this time period but his spiritual leanings toward the popular Transcendental movement precipitated this classic novel where oppression injustice and intolerance and their consequences are explored in turn

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The Birthmark, The Scarlet Letter, Young Goodman Brown, Twice-Told Tales, The House of the Seven Gables, The Blithedale Romance, The Minister's Black Veil, Young Goodman Brown and Other Short Stories, Rappaccini's Daughter, The Scarlet Letter and Other Writings
Throughout his richly varied literary career Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote compelling short stories of enduring appeal His first important publication long before i The Scarlet Letter i was the collection i Twice Told Tales i which brought the New England writer immediate fame and high praise from no less an authority than Edgar Allan Poe Another compilation i Mosses from an Old Manse i followed in and achieved further success br This volume contains six stories from those collections as well as another superb selection My Kinsman Major Molineux In addition to the latter tale and the title story this edition includes Dr Heidegger s Experiment The Birthmark Rappaccini s Daughter Roger Malvin s Burial and The Artist of the Beautiful Here are tales rich in atmosphere and suspense with plots centering on subjects as diverse as witchcraft revenge the power of guilt and a passion for the beautiful all recounted in the distinctive voice of one of America s great writers br, The sexton stood in the porch of Milford meeting house pulling busily at the bell rope The old people of the village came stooping along the street Children with bright faces tripped merrily beside their parents or mimicked a graver gait in the conscious dignity of their Sunday clothes Spruce bachelors looked sidelong at the pretty maidens and fancied that the Sabbath sunshine made them prettier than on week days When the throng had mostly streamed into the porch the sexton began to toll the bell keeping his eye on the Reverend Mr Hoopers door The first glimpse of the clergymans figure was the signal for the bell to cease its summons, Large Format for easy reading Classic novel set in th century New England and drawing on the author s own earlier experiences at the Utopian community Brook Farm, The text of The Scarlet Letter is based on the third edition the first set in stereotype plates and the basis of subsequent printings in Hawthorne s lifetime An invaluable selection of contextual material includes five Hawthorne stories that are closely related to The Scarlet Letter along with relevant letters and notebook entries A substantial excerpt from Hawthorne s campaign biography of Franklin Pierce offers a revealing glimpse at Hawthorne s political thought especially regarding slavery and abolition Criticism provides a comprehensive overview of early and modern commentary on The Scarlet Letter and the stories in this edition including nineteenth century reviews of the novel and critical essays by Robert S Levine Nina Baym Larry J Reynolds and Jean Fagan Yellin A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included