Details

TitleThe Scarlet Letter
AuthorNathaniel Hawthorne
ISBN0804171572
ImprintNathaniel Hawthorne Ltd
Rating
Sales rank4.5
FormatPaperback
Pages288

Description

Hailed by Henry James as the finest piece of imaginative writing yet put forth in the country, Nathaniel Hawthorne s The Scarlet Letter reaches to our nation s historical and moral roots for the material of great tragedy Set in an early New England colony, the novel shows the terrible impact a single, passionate act has on the lives of three members of the community the defiant Hester Prynne the fiery, tortured Reverend Dimmesdale and the obsessed, vengeful Chillingworth.With The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne became the first American novelist to forge from our Puritan heritage a universal classic, a masterful exploration of humanity s unending struggle with sin, guilt and pride.

Reviews

Sarah

The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

Hester walked across the room She stepped upon her left foot, her right foot, and then her left foot again One wonders, why doth she, in this instance of walking across the room, begin her journey upon the left foot and not the right Could it be her terrible sin, that the devil informeth the left fo... (Sign in to see more)


Heather Lei

The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

The story, not bad The style, unreadable Here is who I would recommend this book to people who like sentences with 4 or 5 thoughts, and that are paragraph length so that they are nearly impossible to understand because by the time the end, of the sentence, has been reached the beginning, and whateve... (Sign in to see more)


Johntaylor1973

The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

I found my old high school review of this book Here s a little bit of my assessment Apologiese in advance If there is a hell, Hawthorne is the devil s sidekick, and the first thing you re given after the stark realization that you re in hell, on fire, and this is going to last forever is this book A... (Sign in to see more)


Eddie Watkins

The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

THIS BOOK IS ABOUT A PREECHERS SPERM IT HAS UPTIGHT PEOPLE IN IT


Bookdragon Sean

The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

Behold, verily, there is the women of the Scarlet Letter and, of a truth, over, there is the likeness of the scarlet letter running alongside her Let s talk a little bit about self fulfilling prophecy If an entire community, and religious sect, brand a girl s mother as a sinner, whether ju... (Sign in to see more)


y.

The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

oh god hawthorne is that perpetually needy manchild of a writer, you know the one who peers over your shoulder while youre trying to read and keeps pointing out the parts of his own writing that he finds particularly good and or moving yeah, see do you see see how i talked about how the rose is red,... (Sign in to see more)


Ahmad Sharabiani

The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel HawthorneThe Scarlet Letter A Romance, an 1850 novel, is a work of historical fiction, written by American author Nathaniel Hawthorne It is considered his masterwork Set in 17th century Puritan Massachusetts Bay Colony, during the years 1642 to 1649, it tells the story ... (Sign in to see more)


Werner

The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

Actually, I ve read this book twice, the first time when I was in high school Reading it again after some thirty years, I was amazed at the amount of meaning I d missed the first time Most modern readers don t realize and certainly aren t taught in school that Hawthorne as his fiction, essays and jo... (Sign in to see more)


Peter Derk

The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

It s great to finally get back to the classics It s been far too long since I read a book with careful intensity, noting throwaway lines that are likely to show up on a multiple choice or short answer test that misses the main themes of a book entirely while managing to ask lots of questions like, I... (Sign in to see more)


Kat Kennedy

The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

Modern society and a number of people seem somewhat confused about our ancestors On one hand, they re dumbass peasants who attached BYOW Bring Your Own Witch to their barbeque invitations On the other hand, they sometimes imbue them with super mystical intelligence, class and abilities whilst bemoan... (Sign in to see more)


Sign up to write a comment.