Publisher description for The scarlet letter / Nathaniel Hawthorne.


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For nearly a century and a half, Hawthorne’s masterpiece has mesmerized readers and critics alike. One of the greatest American novels, its themes of sin, guilt and redemption, woven through a story of adultery in the early days of the Massachusetts Colony, are revealed with remarkable psychological penetration and understanding of the human heart. New introductory Note.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Puritans Massachusetts Fiction, Women Massachusetts Fiction, Adultery Fiction