The scarlet letter

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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.

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subject_facetAdultery -- Fiction
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Boston (Mass.) -- Fiction
Boston (Mass.) -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- Fiction
Boston (Mass.) -- Social life and customs -- 17th century -- Fiction
Clergy -- Fiction
Electronic books
Fiction
Hawthorne, Nathaniel, -- 1804-1864. -- Scarlet letter
Historical fiction
Historical fiction, American
Illegitimate children -- Fiction
Married women -- Fiction
Massachusetts -- Fiction
Mothers and daughters -- Fiction
Prynne, Hester (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Psychological fiction
Psychological fiction, American
Puritans -- Fiction
Puritans -- Massachusetts -- Fiction
Revenge -- Fiction
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Fiction
Women -- Massachusetts -- Fiction
Women immigrants -- Fiction
title_displayThe scarlet letter
title_fullThe Scarlet Letter
The Scarlet Letter [electronic resource] / Nathaniel Hawthorne, Furious
The scarlet letter / Nathaniel Hawthorne ; supplementary materials written by Margaret Brantley
The scarlet letter [CD sound recording] / Nathaniel Hawthorne
The scarlet letter [electronic resource] / Nathaniel Hawthorne
title_shortThe scarlet letter
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Clergy
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Fiction
Hawthorne, Nathaniel
History
Illegitimate children
Literature
Married women
Mothers and daughters
Prynne, Hester (Fictitious character)
Puritans
Revenge
Social life and customs
Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
Women
Women immigrants