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The scarlet letter

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Publisher: Fairfield, IA : 1st World Library, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Convicted and imprisoned because she was unwilling to name her partner in adultery, Hester Prynne is forced to wear a scarlet "A" on the breast of her gown for the remainder of her life. This unending public reminder of sin torments her days and haunts her soul. Four people will be destroyed by a complex web of guilt and secrets, unless one of them will reveal the truth behind the scarlet letter. This is a masterful  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Historical fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nathaniel Hawthorne
ISBN: 1421824469 9781421824468
OCLC Number: 156819591
Description: 260 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Nathaniel Hawthorne.

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Convicted and imprisoned because she was unwilling to name her partner in adultery, Hester Prynne is forced to wear a scarlet "A" on the breast of her gown for the remainder of her life. This unending public reminder of sin torments her days and haunts her soul. Four people will be destroyed by a complex web of guilt and secrets, unless one of them will reveal the truth behind the scarlet letter. This is a masterful exploration of man's unending struggle with adultery, guilt, and pride.

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