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by Nathaniel Hawthorne,Wayne Josephson

eBook The Scarlet Letter (Readable Classics) epub
  • ISBN: 0615332013
  • Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne,Wayne Josephson
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Genre Fiction
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Readable Classics; 15208th edition (November 28, 2009)
  • Pages: 210 pages
  • ePUB size: 1841 kb
  • FB2 size 1172 kb
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Introductory to "The scarlet letter. It is a little remarkable, that-though disinclined to talk overmuchof myself and my affairs at the fireside, and to my personalfriends-an autobiographical impulse should twice in my life havetaken possession of me, in addressing the public. The first time wasthree or four years since, when I favored the reader-inexcusably, andfor no earthly reason, that either the indulgent reader or theintrusive author could imagine-with a description of my way of lifein the deep quietude of an Old Manse.

The Scarlet Letter book. With THE SCARLET LETTER, Hawthorne became the first American novelist to forge from our Puritan heritage a universal classic, a masterful exploration of humanity's unending struggle with sin, guilt and pride.

Note on Nathaniel Hawthorne, The World of Nathaniel Hawthorne and. The Scarlet Letter, Inspired by The Scarlet . The world of nathaniel hawthorne and the scarlet letter.

The world of nathaniel hawthorne and the scarlet letter. 1801 Nathaniel Hawthorne’s parents, Nathaniel Hathorne, a mariner, and Elizabeth Clarke Manning of Salem, are married on August 2. 1802 Nathaniel and Elizabeth’s first child, Elizabeth, is born.

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a classic. which is the main reason I chose to read it. But, besides being a classic, it is also a very good book, and I enjoyed it immensely, though the ending was disappointing in that it was a little vague as to the fates of some of the characters. The book starts off with Hester Prynne, the main character, being led up on the scaffold for the public to gawk at.

The Scarlet Letter, novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne, published in 1850. The novel is considered a masterpiece of American literature and a classic moral study. The work centers on Hester Prynne, a married woman who is shunned after bearing a child out of wedlock but displays great compassion and resiliency.

Nathaniel Hawthorne was born at Salem, Mass. He was forty-six years old when The Scarlet Letter appeared. It is considered his best work, and is a good demonstration of his unique and imaginative mind. He led a shy and rather somber life with little encouragement to write, yet not wholly uncongenial in view of his temperament. His life is reflected in his Twice-Told Tales and other short stories, the product of his first literary period. In 1850, the year The Scarlet Letter appeared, he began The House of the Seven Gables, a later romance or prose-tragedy of the Puritan-America as he knew it missing art and the joy of life.

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s 1850 novel The Scarlet Letter remains his most enduringly popular work. Set in 17th-century Boston, it tells the story of Hester Prynne, who has been sentenced to wear a scarlet letter A as a means of public shaming for the sin of adultery. It is both a historical romance and a skeptical examination of the rigid Puritan moral code that dominated early colonial America–and continues to influence American culture to this day. The Scarlet Letter, Hugues Merle, 1859.

Nathaniel Hawthorne, the author of "The Scarlet Letter," was an American novelist. In this novel, he wrote about a woman named Hester Prynne, the protagonist, who struggled through so many things in her life because of adultery. Hawthorne created a story that views the character of Hester as a strong female. He seems to show great sympathy towards her. What about the society, though? In the novel, the society at first looked up to Hester as a woman of sin, but, later on, the people eventually stopped looking up to Hester as someone who lacks moral standards

With The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne became the first American novelist to forge from our Puritan heritage a universal . This is a required reading for my granddaughter who is in accelerated classes in school. I was a little surprised when she asked for this but she showed me the list.

With The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne became the first American novelist to forge from our Puritan heritage a universal classic, a masterful exploration of humanity's unending struggle with sin, guilt and pride.

Readable Classics gently edits the great works of literature, retaining their essence and spirit, and making them more enjoyable and less frustrating for modern readers. Puritan Boston, 1600's -- Beautiful, defiant Hester Prynne commits adultery, refuses to name the father of her illegitimate child, and is condemned to wear a scarlet A on her breast for the rest of her life. She becomes the first true heroine of American fiction. Nathaniel Hawthorne's 1850 masterpiece was the first American novel to explore the moral struggle with sin, guilt, and pride; the conflict between the heart and the mind; and the deadly consequences of not being able to forgive ourselves and others.
Comments: (7)
Nuadazius
Hester Prynne is my favorite literary heroine!
I know that’s not how others may characterize her but all I saw was a woman of immense internal strength in the face of shame and suffering.
I found myself admiring her and suffering alongside this brave and beautiful woman.

I never had the chance to read this in high school and I’m so glad I waited. Any book assigned as a school project made me approach it as a prison meal... but this time I was able to approach it as a 5 star banquet spread.

I took my time savoring the archaic language and the poetic phraseology. I lingered as Hester was forced to bear the shame of youth and religiosity. I tried to absorb the despair and find the strength that she was forced to find and soon I learned to love her as though I had known her and her agony personally.

Nathanial Hawthorne has brilliantly critiqued the human condition and masterfully described the burden of shame, hypocrisy, vengeance and triumph.

This book is one for the ages!

A must buy if ever there was one.
FLIDER
This rating need only apply to the quality of the publisher (Millenium Publishers) – not Mr. Hawthorne's writing itself.

Simply put: do not buy this addition of the book. Setting aside the totally unaesthetic cover art, which quite frankly looks like a compressed google image superimposed upon a black background, and lack of a synopsis or any key information on the back cover, the pages themselves are difficult to read as there are no clear paragraph indentations or chapter breaks thus making scansion difficult. Likewise, I have noticed editing errors as well. Stick with Penguin or any of the other staple publishers other than this disgraceful Millenium publication.
Tygrarad
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a classic ... which is the main reason I chose to read it. But, besides being a classic, it is also a very good book, and I enjoyed it immensely, though the ending was disappointing in that it was a little vague as to the fates of some of the characters.

The book starts off with Hester Prynne, the main character, being led up on the scaffold for the public to gawk at. She has been charged with adultery, which is obviously true because she has a baby and her husband hasn't been around in ages. However, she refuses to give up the name of her fellow adulterer. To her dress is pinned a scarlet letter, and she is released, but she'll spend the rest of her life being shunned and stared at.

The real beauty of The Scarlet Letter is the rich language never found in contemporary works. It gives you a real mental workout, and it's absolutely beautiful.

The characters are well-developed and interesting. The story is also interesting, though very sad. It shows the strictness of Puritan beliefs in the 1600s, it shows the difference between a person bearing shame and a person bearing secret guilt, it shows the price of sin and the gift of forgiveness. The Scarlet Letter is a true masterpiece.

~Kellyn Roth
Silverbrew
Of course, this is a classic piece of American literature. I had seen a dramatization of it on TV some years ago but until recently had not gotten around to reading it. The book is structured differently from the drama. Modern readers may find the sentences tryingly long and the sentiments unimaginable. However, clearly Hawthorne was a genius for he packs two or three reflections into every sentence and winds them about the characters flawlessly. If one can set aside modern concepts of behavior and Hemingway model sentence structure it is a rewarding read. The book deals intimately with internal conflicts in the characters rather than actions, which principally serve only to divulge thoughts and feelings.
Skilkancar
I heard so many times that this book is incredibly boring, but I decided to give it a chance and it actually isn’t that bad. It’s the story of Hester Prynne, who has an affair and gets pregnant and the way that the Puritan community she lives in reacts to that. She is forced to wear a scarlet “A” on her dress so nobody ever forgets that she’s a sinner.

It’s always a bit strange reading books like these in the 21st century. On one hand, I understand that it was a different time and people had different values and I don’t think we should pretend history was any better than it actually was. On the other hand, it makes me so mad when I think of the horrible way women used to be treated and the fact that there are still some places in the world where a woman like Hester would be punished even worse than she was in this book.

It’s a short book, though it drags in some places because Hawthorne loves unnecessary details. But he’s very good at making you understand exactly what the characters are feeling. The book is full of his observations about human nature and I’d say it’s worth reading because of that even if you have no interest in the plot.
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