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The Scarlet Letter (The World's Best Reading)

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

ISBN 0895771845 / 9780895771841 / 0-89577-184-5
Publisher Reader's Digest Association
Language English
Edition Hardcover
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The Scarlet Letter is an 1850 romantic work of fiction in a historical setting, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne. It is considered to be his magnum opus.[1] Set in 17th-century Puritan Boston during the years 1642 to 1649, it tells the story of Hester Prynne, who conceives a daughter through an adulterous affair and struggles to create a new life of repentance and dignity. Throughout the book, Hawthorne explores themes of legalism, sin, and guilt. [via]