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The Scarlet Letter

Written by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Scarlet Letter
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Category: Fiction - Classics
Imprint: Bantam Classics
Format: Paperback
Pub Date: February 1981
Price: $3.95
Can. Price: $5.50
ISBN: 978-0-553-21009-5 (0-553-21009-2)
Pages: 256
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook, hardcover, trade paperback, trade paperback and a trade paperback.



 
Published in 1850, this is the all-time classic novel of sin and salvation... An ardent young woman, her cowardly lover, and her vengeful husband. These are the three central characters in this classic novel of passion and convention in the Puritan world of 17th-century Boston.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 
Nathaniel Hawthorne was born on July 4, 1804, in Salem, Massachusetts, where his ancestors had been prominent since the sixteen hundreds.  He went to Bowdoin College in Maine, where his classmated included Franklin Pierce and Henry Wadsworth Longgellow.  His novels, which he called romances, include: The Scarlet Letter, The House of the Seven Gables, The Blithedale Romance, and The Marble Faun.  While on a journey to restore his health, he died in Plymouth , New Hampshire, on May 19, 1864.  He was buried on May 23, 1846, in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord.


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