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The Scarlet Letter
by Nathaniel Hawthorne and Henry Claridge and Keith Carabine




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Introduction and Notes by Henry Claridge, Senior Lecturer, School of English, University of Kent at Canterbury.

This is a troubling story of crime, sin, guilt, punishment and expiation, set in the rigid moral climate of 17th-century New England. The young mother of an illegitimate child confronts her Puritan judges.

However, it is not so much her harsh sentence, but the cruelties of slowly exposed guilt as her lover is revealed, that hold the reader enthralled all the way to the book's poignant climax.

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Overview

Introduction and Notes by Henry Claridge, Senior Lecturer, School of English, University of Kent at Canterbury.

This is a troubling story of crime, sin, guilt, punishment and expiation, set in the rigid moral climate of 17th-century New England. The young mother of an illegitimate child confronts her Puritan judges.

However, it is not so much her harsh sentence, but the cruelties of slowly exposed guilt as her lover is revealed, that hold the reader enthralled all the way to the book's poignant climax.


 

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  • ISBN-13: 9781853260292
  • ISBN-10: 1853260290
  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
  • Publish Date: May 1992
  • Page Count: 224
  • Dimensions: 7.7 x 4.9 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.35 pounds

Series: Wordsworth Classics

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