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The scarlet letter : an annotated text, backgrounds and sources, essays in criticism

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne; Sculley Bradley; Richmond Croom Beatty; E Hudson Long
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton, ©1962.
Series: Norton critical edition, N303.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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In 18th century Boston, a Puritan girl is condemned to wear the letter "A" for bearing an illegitimate daughter.
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Psychological fiction
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Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864.
Scarlet letter.
New York, Norton [1962]
(OCoLC)756467642
Named Person: Nathaniel Hawthorne; Nathaniel Hawthorne; Nathaniel Hawthorne
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nathaniel Hawthorne; Sculley Bradley; Richmond Croom Beatty; E Hudson Long
ISBN: 0393095622 9780393095623
OCLC Number: 274694
Notes: "The text ... here printed is that of the first edition (March 1850). To this the editors have prefixed Hawthorne's brief preface to the second edition."
Description: x, 375 pages : map ; 21 cm.
Contents: The text of The Scarlet Letter --
Backgrounds and sources. Hawthorne's notebooks and journals : Notebooks: seeds of the plot ; Notebooks: Pearl and Una ; The heart of Hawthorne's journals --
A history of Boston / Caleb H. Snow --
Annals of Salem [laws governing adultery] / Joseph B. Felt --
[Witches, the black man, and the black book] / Cotton Mather --
The murder of Sir Thomas Overbury --
The New England sources of The Scarlet Letter / Charles Ryskamp --
Hester Prynne in history / Charles Boewe and Murray G. Murphey --
Endicott and the red cross / Nathaniel Hawthorne --
Essays in criticism. [Densely dark, with a spot of vivid colour] / Henry James --
[The Genius of The Scarlet Letter] / Anthony Trollope --
[This New England Faust] / W.C. Brownell --
[The absolved, the redeemed, and the damned: a triangle] / Herbert Gorman --
[Freud and the triangle] / Régis Michaud --
The mind and art of Nathaniel Hawthorne / Robert E. Spiller --
[From allegory to symbolism] / F.O. Matthiessen --
[Structured prefiguration: motif and symbol] / Leland Schubert --
Scarlet A minus / Frederic I. Carpenter --
[Between Two Worlds] / Mark Van Doren --
[Realms of being and dramatic irony] / Richard Harter Fogle --
[Three orders: natural, moral, and symbolic] / Hyatt Howe Waggoner --
The return into time: Hawthorne / R.W.B. Lewis --
Five acts of The Scarlet Letter / Malcolm Cowley --
[Transformations: Hester and Arthur] / Roy R. Male --
[Puritan humanism vs. romantic naturalism] / Randall Stewart --
The power of blackness: [Hawthorne's fiction] / Harry Levin --
"Solitude, and love, and anguish": the tragic design of The Scarlet Letter / Seymour L. Gross --
Hester's double providence: the scarlet letter and the green / Daniel G. Hoffman.
Series Title: Norton critical edition, N303.
Responsibility: Nathaniel Hawthorne ; edited by Sculley Bradley, Richmond Croom Beatty, E. Hudson Long.

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In 18th century Boston, a Puritan girl is condemned to wear the letter "A" for bearing an illegitimate daughter.

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