Scarlet Letter, and Other Tales of the Puritans
Set in an early New England colony, this novel explores the terrible impact a single, passionate act has on the lives of three members of the community: the defiant Hester Prynne, the fiery, tortured Reverend Dimmesdale, and the obsessed, vengeful Chillingworth.
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Preface to the Second Edition?
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