The Scarlet Letter and Selected Tales

The Scarlet Letter and Selected Tales - A Bantam Classic

Paperback (01 Feb 1981)

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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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780553210095
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Imprint: Bantam Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 813.3
DEWEY edition: 18
Language: English
Number of pages: 245
Weight: 128g
Height: 106mm
Width: 174mm
Spine width: 24mm