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The Scarlet Letter : A Kaplan SAT Score-Raising Classic by Nathaniel Hawthorne - Paperback - 2011 - from ThriftBooks (SKU: G160714865XI4N00)

The Scarlet Letter : A Kaplan SAT Score-Raising Classic

The Scarlet Letter : A Kaplan SAT Score-Raising Classic by Nathaniel Hawthorne - Paperback - 2011 - from ThriftBooks (SKU: G160714865XI4N00)

The Scarlet Letter : A Kaplan SAT Score-Raising Classic

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Kaplan Publishing, 2011. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good. Disclaimer:May have limited writing in cover pages. Pages are unmarked. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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The Scarlet Letter: A Romance (1850) is considered the American author Nathaniel Hawthorne's 'masterwork.' A work of historical fiction set in the Massachusetts Bay Colony during the Puritan settlement of 1642-1949 itells the story of Hester Prynne, who after having a child as a result of an extra-marital affair attempts to live a life of repentance and dignity although she is marked by having to wear a Scarlett A on her person. Throughout the novel, Hawthorne explores themes of legalism, sin, and guilt. The Scarlett Letter was one of the first mass-produced novels in the United States, prior printing of books generally done by hand. The 2,500 copies first printed sold out in days, and the mass-production of books opened up conversation about books and authors to a wider-audience on a national level. The first edition of The Scarlet Letter sold out in ten days and “made Hawthorne’s fame, changed his fortune and gave to our literature its first symbolic novel a year before the appearance of Melville’s Moby-Dick” (Bradley). Although an instant best-seller, the books sales over fourteen years only brought the author $1500.

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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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Title
The Scarlet Letter : A Kaplan SAT Score-Raising Classic
Author
Nathaniel Hawthorne
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Mass Market Paperback
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Used - Very Good
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Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
160714865X
ISBN 13
9781607148654
Publisher
Kaplan Publishing
Place of Publication
New City, Ny, U.s.a.
Date published
2011

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