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Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1874)

Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1874)

  • 1800


By Nathaniel Hawthorne. (298p.) Higginson offers a modern reprint of the 1874 edition.

*Available in softcover and hardcover.

"The Scarlet Letter" is an 1850 fictional novel in a historical setting, written by American author Nathaniel Hawthorne. The book is considered to be his "masterwork". Set in 17th-century Puritan Massachusetts Bay Colony during the years 1642 to 1649, it tells the story of Hester Prynne, who conceives a daughter through an affair and struggles to create a new life of repentance and dignity. Throughout the book, Hawthorne explores themes of legalism, sin, and guilt.


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