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Aug 04, 2009
| ISBN 9780451531353
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Aug 04, 2009
| ISBN 9781101105344
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Aug 04, 2009 | ISBN 9780451531353
Aug 04, 2009 | ISBN 9781101105344
This tragic novel of sin and redemption is Hawthorne’s masterpiece of American fiction.An ardent young woman, her cowardly lover, and her aging vengeful husband—these are the central characters in this stark drama of the conflict between passion and convention in the harsh world of seventeenth-century Boston. Tremendously moving and rich in psychological insight, this dramatic depiction of the struggle between mind and heart illuminates Hawthorne’s concern with our Puritan past and its influence on American life.With an Introduction by Brenda Wineappleand an Afterword by Regina BarrecaThis edition includes an early Hawthorne story that contains the germ of The Scarlet Letter.
Nathaniel Hawthorne (1805–64) was an American novelist and short story writer. He was born in Salem, Massachusetts, and graduated from Bowdoin College. His first novel, Fanshawe, was published anonymously in 1828, followed by several collections of short stories, including Twice-Told Tales and Mosses from an… More about Nathaniel Hawthorne
"[Nathaniel Hawthorne] recaptured, for his New England, the essence of Greek tragedy." –Malcolm Cowley
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