The Scarlet Letter

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Published in 1850, Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter explores the themes of sin, guilt, and pride through the story of Hester Prynne, who is marked as an outcast from colonial... Read more

Published in 1850, Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter explores the themes of sin, guilt, and pride through the story of Hester Prynne, who is marked as an outcast from colonial Boston for committing adultery and forced to wear a red badge of shame. Despite pressure from the town fathers to reveal the identity of her baby's father, Hester remains steadfast. The novel's symbolism and character studies continue to captivate readers today.

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Hester Prynne is marked as an outcast from colonial Boston's society for committing adultery, earning her an A on her clothing. Despite being forced by the town's leaders to wear a red badge of shame, Hester resists their attempts to discover the father of her child. Her husband's return after a long absence puts pressure on her as he seeks to reveal her partner in adultery and have him share her disgrace. This novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne is filled with powerful symbolism and insightful character studies. It explores the themes of sin, guilt, and pride, making it a timeless classic. The Scarlet Letter was published in 1850 and has maintained its relevance for students of American literature and fiction lovers alike. This selection meets the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

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Subject: Language Arts

Brand: Dover Publications

Publisher Date: 05/02/1994

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne

Dimensions: 8.00 x 5.00 x .50

UPC: 9780486280486