The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Scarlet Letter

By Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • Release Date: 1992-02-24
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
3.5 Score: 3.5 (From 19 Ratings)

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The Scarlet Letter is an 1850 romantic work of fiction in a historical setting, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne. It is considered to be his magnum opus. Set in 17th-century Puritan Salem, Massachusetts during the years 1642 to 1649, it tells the story of Hester Prynne, who conceives a daughter through an adulterous affair and struggles to create a new life of repentance and dignity. Throughout the book, Hawthorne explores themes of legalism, sin, and guilt.

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