Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864.

The Scarlet letter. - [Columbus] Ohio State University Press [1962] - lxv, 289 p. facsims., port. 25 cm. - His The centenary edition of the works of Nathaniel Hawthorne, v.1 . - Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864. Centenary edition of the works of Nathaniel Hawthorne ; v.1. .

Includes bibliographical references.

Set in Puritan Boston, The Scarlet Letter tells the disturbing tale of Hester Prynne, a woman caught in the conflict between the Puritan ethics of her community and the higher law of her own love. In this tragic tale, we see the struggle between the laws of scripture and those of a different moral authority.


Adultery--Fiction.
Puritans--Fiction.
Married women--Fiction.
Clergy--Fiction.
Women immigrants--Fiction.
Triangles (Interpersonal relations)--Fiction.
Illegitimate children--Fiction.
Revenge--Fiction.


Boston (Mass.)--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775--Fiction.

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