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The scarlet letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne

Label
The scarlet letter
Title
The scarlet letter
Statement of responsibility
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Hester Prynne is a beautiful young woman. She is also an outcast. In the eyes of her neighbours she has committed an unforgivable sin. Everyone knows that her little daughter Pearl is the product of an illicit affair but no one knows the identity of Pearl's father. Hester's refusal to name him brings more condemnation upon her. But she stands strong in the face of public scorn, even when she is forced to wear the sign of her shame sewn onto her clothes: the scarlet letter "A" for "Adulteress."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. In its moral force and the beauty of its conciliations, The Scarlet Letter rightly deserves its stature as the first great novel written by an American, the novel that announced an American literature equal to any in the world.(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)
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Cataloging source
PABRO
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1804-1864
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Hawthorne, Nathaniel
Dewey number
813/.3
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS1868
LC item number
.A1 1992
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Everyman's library
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  • Illegitimate children
  • Women immigrants
  • Married women
  • Puritans
  • Adultery
  • Clergy
  • Boston (Mass.)
Label
The scarlet letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRD92052902
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 273 pages
Isbn
9780679417316
Lccn
92052902
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780679417316
  • (OCoLC)25631916
Label
The scarlet letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRD92052902
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 273 pages
Isbn
9780679417316
Lccn
92052902
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780679417316
  • (OCoLC)25631916

Library Locations

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      1197 W. Main St., Lewisville, TX, 75067, US
      33.0422012 -97.02392920000001
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