The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter

By Nathaniel Hawthorne

Wadsworth Publishing, Paperback, 9780534521448, 176pp.

Publication Date: July 13, 2004

Description
In colonial New England, Hester Prynne is forced to publicly lead a life of sin. A symbolic tale of honor, revenge, and guilt, THE SCARLETT LETTER reveals how it was to be an outcast in puritan society.


About the Author
Born in 1804, Nathaniel Hawthorne is known for his historical tales and novels about American colonial society. After publishing The Scarlet Letter in 1850, its status as an instant bestseller allowed him to earn a living as a novelist. Full of dark romanticism, psychological complexity, symbolism, and cautionary tales, his work is still popular today. He has earned a place in history as one of the most distinguished American writers of the nineteenth century.