The story of Hester Prynne--found out in adultery, pilloried by her Puritan community, and abandoned, in different ways, by both her partner in sin and her vengeance-seeking husband--possesses a reality heightened by Hawthorne''s pure human sympathy and his unmixed devotion to his supposedly fallen but fundamentally innocent heroine. The Scarlet Letter rightly deserves its stature as the first great novel written by an American, a work of moral force and narrative power that announced an..
A tale of sin, punishment and atonement, The Scarlet Letter exposes the moral rigidity of a 17th-Century Puritan New England community when faced with the illegitimate child of a..В корзину Подробнее
"Shame, Despair, Solitude! These had been her teachers, - stern and wild ones, - and they had made her strong, but taught her much amiss". Fiercely romantic and hugely..Описание
A settler in New England, Hester Prynne has waited two years for her husband, an ageing English scholar, to join her. He arrives to find her in the pillory, a small baby in her..Описание
«The Scarlet Letter: A Romance» is considered to be Hawthorne''s «masterwork». Set in 17th-century Puritan Boston, it tells the story of Hester Prynne, who conceives a daughter..В корзину Подробнее
Book DescriptionThis Norton Critical Edition of Nathaniel Hawthorne''s most widely read novel appears during the bicentennial anniversary year of his birth. The text of The..Описание