The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter A Romance - Penguin English Library

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The Penguin English Library Edition of The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

'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 influential, The Scarlet Letter is the tale of Hester Prynne, imprisoned, publicly shamed, and forced to wear a scarlet 'A' for committing adultery and bearing an illegitimate child, Pearl. In their small, Puritan village, Hester and her daughter struggle to survive, but in this searing study of the tension between private and public existence, Hester Prynne's inner strength and quiet dignity means she has frequently been seen as one of the first great heroines of American fiction.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780141199450
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
Edition: |Reprint
DEWEY: 813.3
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 269
Weight: 198g
Height: 132mm
Width: 196mm
Spine width: 15mm