The Scarlet Letter

A Romance

Nathaniel Hawthorne - Author

Nina Baym - Introduction by

Thomas E. Connolly - Notes by

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ISBN 9780142437261 | 272 pages | 31 Dec 2002 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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A dramatic, moving depiction of social defiance and social deference

Set in the harsh Puritan community of seventeenth-century Massachusetts, this tale of an adulterous entanglement resulting in an illegitimate birth engendered the first true heroine of American fiction.

Introduction by Nina Baym
Notes by Thomas E. Connolly