The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter Cover

The Scarlet Letter

By Nathaniel Hawthorne; Harold Bloom (Editor)

Library of America, Paperback, 9781598531121, 272pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2011

Description
Set within the richly imagined confines of Puritan Boston, here is Hawthorne's classic allegory of shame and sexuality, introduced by the acclaimed critic Harold Bloom: "If we have a national heroine of our version of the Protestant will in America," Bloom writes, "then it must be Hester Prynne, Hawthorne's triumph."