The Scarlet Letter

Product Number: EB00051359
Released: Aug 22, 2013
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ISBN: #9781470399948
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When it first appeared in 1850, The Scarlet Letter enjoyed scandalous success. New England critics condemned its passionate subject matter. One critic complained that Hawthorne invested adultery " with all the fascination of genius, and all the charms of a highly polished style." " My preliminary chapter," wryly noted its author, Nathaniel Hawthorne, " has caused the greatest uproar that has happened here since witch-times." As she emerges from the prison of a Puritan New England town, Hester Prynne defies the dark gloom much as the rose blooms against the prison door. With her illegitimate baby, Pearl, clutched in her arms and the letter A-- the mark of an adulteress-- embroidered in scarlet thread on her breast, Hester holds her head high as she faces the malice and scorn of the townsfolk. Who is the father of the child? Hester will not reveal his name. Why is she protecting him? She will not say. Her powerful, bittersweet story is an American classic that continues to touch the hearts of modern readers with its timeless themes of guilt, passion and repentance

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Author(s): Nathaniel Hawthorne
Genre: Classics
Imprint: Classics Library

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Author(s): Nathaniel Hawthorne
Narrator(s): Flo Gibson
Product Number Z2289
Released: Mar 28, 2011
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Author(s): Nathaniel Hawthorne
Product Number EB00670506
Released: May 24, 2016
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Publisher: Lerner Publications
ISBN: #9781467768511
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Author(s): Nathaniel Hawthorne
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Released: Jul 13, 2016
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Publisher: Start Classics
ISBN: #9781627936590
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Author(s): Nathaniel Hawthorne
Product Number EB00677772
Released: Jul 13, 2016
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ISBN: #9781627939911
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Author(s): Nathaniel Hawthorne
Product Number EB00630042
Released: Dec 22, 2015
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ISBN: #9781772751321
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Author(s): Nathaniel Hawthorne
Product Number EB00684446
Released: Aug 31, 2016
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Publisher: Sayre Street Books
ISBN: #9781772753967
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Nathaniel Hawthorne
Narrator(s): Flo Gibson
Product Number 3A087
Released: Oct 20, 2003
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Author(s): Nathaniel Hawthorne
Narrator(s): Flo Gibson
Product Number 3K087
Released: Jun 28, 2004
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ISBN: #9781402539640
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Nathaniel Hawthorne
Product Number 43257
Released: Feb 24, 2000
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ISBN: #9780788757532
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Text - Paperback
Author(s): Nathaniel Hawthorne
Product Number 12520
Released: Jan 27, 2000
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Publisher: Signet
ISBN: #9780451531353
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Author(s): Nathaniel Hawthorne
Product Number 13706
Released: Apr 30, 2002
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ISBN: #9781581180657

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