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The Resource The scarlet letter : a romance, Nathaniel Hawthorne ; introduction by Robert Milder ; foreword by Tom Perrotta

The scarlet letter : a romance, Nathaniel Hawthorne ; introduction by Robert Milder ; foreword by Tom Perrotta

Label
The scarlet letter : a romance
Title
The scarlet letter
Title remainder
a romance
Statement of responsibility
Nathaniel Hawthorne ; introduction by Robert Milder ; foreword by Tom Perrotta
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The canonical American masterpiece of sin, guilt, and revenge, in an authoritative new edition from Penguin Classics with a foreword by Tom Perrotta At once retrospective and radically new, The Scarlet Letter portrays seventeenth-century Puritan New England, a time period irreversibly encoded in the American identity. Hawthorne built one of the most incisive and devastating human dramas ever written out of a community and its outcasts: Hester Prynne and Arthur Dimmesdale, whose affair leaves one emblazoned with her sin and the other distraught with hidden guilt; their daughter Pearl, born into ostracism; and Roger Chillingworth, driven to vengeance by hatred. Though these characters face a set of specifically troubling circumstances, their words and actions point to moral truths inherent in human affairs, independent of time and place. The text of this edition, approved by the Center for Scholarly Editions of the Modern Language Association, is the result of an exhaustive examination of Hawthorne's manuscript and other historical records. Robert Milder provides an enlightening new scholarly introduction and bibliography. Tom Perrotta, whose novel The Leftovers--now a hit HBO show--was influenced by Hawthorne's work, provides a thoughtful foreword on how he came to appreciate Hawthorne's masterpiece. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1804-1864
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Hawthorne, Nathaniel
Dewey number
813/.3
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS1868
LC item number
.A1 2016
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Penguin classics
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  • Puritans
  • Adultery
  • Women immigrants
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
  • Illegitimate children
  • Married women
  • Revenge
  • Clergy
  • Boston (Mass.)
Label
The scarlet letter : a romance, Nathaniel Hawthorne ; introduction by Robert Milder ; foreword by Tom Perrotta
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxxiv, 252 pages
Isbn
9780143107668
Lccn
2015033395
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn908517555
  • (OCoLC)908517555
  • 1975206
Label
The scarlet letter : a romance, Nathaniel Hawthorne ; introduction by Robert Milder ; foreword by Tom Perrotta
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxxiv, 252 pages
Isbn
9780143107668
Lccn
2015033395
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn908517555
  • (OCoLC)908517555
  • 1975206

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