Synopsis

Hawthorne's greatest romance, The Scarlet Letter, is often simplistically seen as a timeless tale of desire, sin, and redemption. In his introduction, Michael J. Colacurcio argues that The Scarlet Letter is a serious historical novel. If Hawthorne's fiction rigorously and faithfully subjects Hester and Dimmesdale to the limits of seventeenth-century possibility, it nonetheless looks forward to the better, brighter world of Margaret Fuller and Fanny Fern, of Charles Fourier and John Humphrey Noyes.

The John Harvard Library edition reproduces the authoritative text of The Scarlet Letter in the Centenary Edition of the Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Book information

ISBN: 9780674035744
Publisher: Harvard
Imprint: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
Pub date:
Edition: John Harvard Library Edition
DEWEY: 813.3
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 269
Weight: 318g
Height: 141mm
Width: 208mm
Spine width: 22mm