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The Scarlet Letter

By Hawthorne, Nathaniel

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Book Id: WPLBN0000213185
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Reproduction Date: 2005
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Title: The Scarlet Letter  
Author: Hawthorne, Nathaniel
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collection: Classic Literature Collection
Subcollection:
Historic
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Publisher: World Ebook Library

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NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE was already a man of forty-six, and a tale writer of some twenty-four years’ standing, when The Scarlet Letter appeared. He was born at Salem, Mass., on July 4th, 1804, son of a sea-captain. He led there a shy and rather sombre life; of few artistic encouragements, yet not wholly uncongenial, his moody, intensely meditative temperament being considered. Its colours and shadows are marvelously reflected in his Twice-Told Tales and other short stories, the product of his first literary period. Even his college days at Bowdoin did not quite break hrough his acquired and inherited reserve; but beneath it all, his faculty of divining men and women was exercised with almost uncanny prescience and subtlety. The Scarlet Letter, which...

Table of Contents
CONTENTS INTRODUCTORY page THE CUSTOM-HOUSE * * * * * 7 CHAPTER l. THE PRISON-DOOR * * * * * 59 CHAPTER II. 7 THE MARKET-PLACE * * * * * 62 CHAPTER III. THE RECOGNITION * * * * * * 75 CHAPTER IV. THE INTERVIEW * * * * * * 87 CHAPTER V. HESTER AT HER NEEDLE * * * * * 96 CHAPTER VI. PEARL * * * * * * * * 109 CHAPTER VII. THE GOVERNOR’S HALL * * * * * 122 CHAPTER VIII.

 

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