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The Scarlet Letter

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

eBook

In the puritanical Boston of the 17th Century, a woman gives birth after committing adultery. That woman, Hester Prynne, choses to create a new life for herself in the face of adversity rather than succumb to what is expected of her. She will not name the father. Her decision opens up the tension between religious life and the true grace of God, and between personal guilt, religious sin and legal guilt.

The novel is prefaced by a "real" account of the author finding notes on a case similar to Hestor's in a Custom House, from which he fashioned the story. The preface is to be read as fictional.


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Publisher: Duke Classics

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781620117019
  • Release date: February 20, 2012

EPUB eBook

  • ISBN: 9781620117019
  • File size: 356 KB
  • Release date: February 20, 2012

Open EPUB eBook

  • ISBN: 9781620117019
  • File size: 351 KB
  • Release date: February 20, 2012

Formats

OverDrive Read
EPUB eBook
Open EPUB eBook

Languages

English

Levels

Text Difficulty:10-11

In the puritanical Boston of the 17th Century, a woman gives birth after committing adultery. That woman, Hester Prynne, choses to create a new life for herself in the face of adversity rather than succumb to what is expected of her. She will not name the father. Her decision opens up the tension between religious life and the true grace of God, and between personal guilt, religious sin and legal guilt.

The novel is prefaced by a "real" account of the author finding notes on a case similar to Hestor's in a Custom House, from which he fashioned the story. The preface is to be read as fictional.


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