The Scarlet Letter (Paperback)

By Nathaniel Hawthorne, Harold Bloom (Editor)

Library of America, 9781598531121, 272pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2011



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."