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The Scarlet Letter
Contributor(s): Hawthorne, Nathaniel (Author)

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ISBN: 0553210092     ISBN-13: 9780553210095
Publisher: Bantam Classics
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Binding Type: Mass Market Paperbound - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: February 1981
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Annotation: 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.

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Fiction | Classics
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 00002965
Lexile Measure: 1420 HL (High-Low)
Series: Bantam Classics
Physical Information: 0.56" H x 4.27" W x 6.9" (0.28 lbs) 247 pages
Themes:
- Theometrics - Secular
- Theometrics - Classic
- Cultural Region - New England
- Cultural Region - Northeast U.S.
- Chronological Period - 17th Century
Features: Bibliography, Ikids, Price on Product, Table of Contents
Review Citations: Newsweek 02/09/2009 pg. 17
Entertainment Weekly 11/13/2015 pg. 65
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 716
Reading Level: 11.7   Interest Level: Upper Grades   Point Value: 14.0
 
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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.
 
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