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9 edition of The scarlet letter found in the catalog.

The scarlet letter

Nathaniel Hawthorne

The scarlet letter

and selected prose works.

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

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  • 40 Currently reading

Published by Hendricks House in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • New England,
  • Boston (Mass.)
    • Subjects:
    • Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Fiction,
    • Illegitimate children -- Fiction,
    • Women immigrants -- Fiction,
    • Married women -- Fiction,
    • Puritans -- Fiction,
    • Adultery -- Fiction,
    • Revenge -- Fiction,
    • Clergy -- Fiction,
    • New England -- Social life and customs -- Fiction,
    • Boston (Mass.) -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- Fiction

    • Edition Notes

      StatementIntrod. by Gordon Roper.
      GenreFiction.
      ContributionsRoper, Gordon H. 1911-
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPZ3.H318 Sc84, PS1852 Sc84
      The Physical Object
      Pagination432 p.
      Number of Pages432
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6047984M
      LC Control Number49007470
      OCLC/WorldCa1022246

      Major theme[ edit ] This section possibly contains original research. When demanded and cajoled to name the father of her child, Hester refuses. Henry James once wrote: "It is beautiful, admirable, extraordinary; it has in the highest degree that merit which I have spoken of as the mark of Hawthorne's best things — an indefinable purity and lightness of conception… it has the inexhaustible charm and mystery of great works of art. With my opinion aside, there are some Dr.

      Arthur Dimmesdale keeps Hester and her impish daughter Pearl together. The day before the ship is to sail, the townspeople gather for a holiday and Dimmesdale preaches his most eloquent sermon ever. Tormented by his guilty conscience, Dimmesdale goes to the square where Hester was punished years earlier. Where a novel, as he put it, "aims at a very minute fidelity, not merely to the possible, but to the probable and ordinary course of man's experience", a romance expressed "the truth of the human heart". Her thoughts begin to stretch and go beyond what would be considered by the Puritans as safe. Her conduct starts rumors, and, not surprisingly, the church members suggest Pearl be taken away from Hester.

      Nathaniel Hawthorne's understanding of the emotional transactions of the sexes is profound and modern, too. She comforts him and tells him Chillingworth's true identity. The sunshine, the breeze, the babbling brook, and the woodland creatures all seem sympathetic and welcoming to a group of characters who are often ostracized in other settings. He angrily exclaims that the child's father, the partner in the adulterous act, should also be punished and vows to find the man.


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The scarlet letter book

However, it can be argued that it is necessary to depict horror to illustrate the consequences in order to effectively advise against it. This represents the constant state Dimmesdale finds himself in. Written in the mids, The Scarlet Letter is one of the most acclaimed early America novels and is frequently assigned in upper-level high school and entry-level college English Literature classes.

He asks them to stand with him, which they do. As she grows older, Pearl becomes capricious and unruly. The quote shows that Hester never gives up or allows herself be defeated, even when her life is very hard.

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Some attribute had departed from her, the permanence of which had been essential to keep her a woman. As a result, she retreats into her own mind and her own thinking.

Hester, hearing rumors that she may lose Pearl, goes to speak to Governor Bellingham. Chapter 24 In this quote, the narrator explains what happens when Hester returns to New England years after the death of Dimmesdale.

Hester, shocked by Dimmesdale's deterioration, decides to obtain a release from her vow of silence to her husband. Continue reading Show less Is it any good? The story begins in seventeenth-century Boston, then a Puritan settlement. Her conduct starts rumors, and, not surprisingly, the church members suggest Pearl be taken away from Hester.

His name contains the root word "dim" which evokes the feeling of faint, weak, and gloom. The former lovers decide to flee to Europe, where they can live with Pearl as a family. One night Dimmesdale is so overcome with shame about hiding his secret that he walks to the scaffold where Hester was publicly humiliated.

For Hester, the Scarlet Letter is a physical manifestation of her sin and reminder of her painful solitude. Chillingworth then forces her to promise never to reveal his true identity as her cuckolded husband. In MarchManga Classics Inc.

Because she does not have anyone to help her, Hester loses her ability to trust and be intimate with others. Forman were the subjects of an adultery scandal in in England. As Hester looks out over the crowd, she notices a small, misshapen man and recognizes him as her long-lost husband, who has been presumed lost at sea.First of all, I loved reading The Scarlet Letter.

This book was all about a women who committed adultery and had to deal with the consequences of that action.

The book starts off describing the prison, and the big heavy wooden doors. It didn't explain anything about a crime that was committed/5(12). The Scarlet Letter (Original Illustrations): Illustrated Classic by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Hugues Georges Merle, et al. | Jan 9, Paperback. The Scarlet Letter quiz that tests what you know.

Perfect prep for The Scarlet Letter quizzes and tests you might have in school. The Scarlet Letter: A Romance () 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 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.

CHAPTER III. THE RECOGNITION. From this intense consciousness of being the object of severe and universal observation, the wearer of the scarlet letter was at length relieved, by discerning, on the outskirts of the crowd, a figure which irresistibly took possession of her thoughts.

Novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne, published in It is considered a masterpiece of American literature and a classic moral study. The novel is set in a village in Puritan New England. The main character is Hester Prynne, a young woman who has borne an illegitimate atlasbowling.coms: K.