The Scarlet Letter
With an essay by D. H. Lawrence.
'Shame, Despair, Solitude! These had been her teachers, - stern and wild ones, - and they had made her strong, but taught her much amiss'
Fiercely romantic and hugely influential, The Scarlet Letter is the tale of Hester Prynne, imprisoned, publicly shamed, and forced to wear a scarlet 'A' for committing adultery and bearing an illegitimate child, Pearl. In their small, Puritan village, Hester and her daughter struggle to survive, but in this searing study of the tension between private and public existence, Hester Prynne's inner strength and quiet dignity means she has frequently been seen as one of the first great heroines of American fiction.
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Review: The Scarlet LetterUser Review - Nutsa - Goodreads
We are all aware of The Scarlet Letter by the great Nathaniel Hawthorne. So called masterpiece. Well, having read the book very recently, I would like to review it from the eyes of an 18-year-old ... Read full review
Review: The Scarlet LetterUser Review - Bryce - Goodreads
The Scarlet Letter, a novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne, is about a woman named Hester Prynne who commits adultery in a Puritan society full of pious Puritans back in the 17th century. I found myself to ... Read full review