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The Scarlet Letter

by Hawthorne, Nathaniel

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The Modern Library, 1950. Small hardback w/dust jacket, dj shows light shelf wear/fraying along edges, book plate inside cover, 300 pages, text is clean & unmarked, very good condition. ISBN: NOISBN.


Book summary

The Scarlet Letter (1850) is a novel written by Nathaniel Hawthorne. It is considered his magnum opus. Set in 17th-century Puritan Boston, it tells the story of Hester Prynne, who gives birth after committing adultery and struggles to create a new life of repentance and dignity. Throughout the novel, Hawthorne explores themes of legalism, sin, and guilt.

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On Oct 4 2010, erhanilhan said:
  "An absolute criticism of Puritan society. Hawthorne portrays the hypocritic sides of the society by pointing its discrepancies and ill-interpreted biblical sides deeds. He also shows that the society was not working in the name of god as stated; instead worked for a group of people (especially powerful) that keep the lines in hand."


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