Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter, published in 1850, is an American novel written by Nathaniel Hawthorne and is generally considered to be his magnum opus. Set in 17th-century Puritan Boston, it tells the story of Hester Prynne, who gives birth after committing adultery, refuses to name the father, and struggles to create a new life of repentance and dignity. Throughout the novel, Hawthorne explores questions of grace, legalism, sin and guilt.
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    Ibtisam Bhattishared an impression2 years ago
    💞Loved Up

    I liked that. I liked it. This year I have been reading one of my favorite books in my English course. It's slow to begin, but in the middle, it gets better. It's a little slow, with a good story behind it, like most older American literature.

    kaykaynialler93shared an impression4 years ago
    👍Worth reading
    🎯Worthwhile

    Not much to say. I really like it. I didn't think it was hard to find out who the dad was but everyone in my class didn't know for a while.

    gautam saishared an impression6 years ago
    🔮Hidden Depths
    💡Learnt A Lot
    🎯Worthwhile

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Quotes

    raizzarpuldiohas quoted5 years ago
    It was whispered by those who peered after her that the scarlet letter threw a lurid gleam along the dark passage-way of the interior.
    Ghafeela Sohailhas quoted3 months ago
    Her mother, while Pearl was yet an infant, grew acquainted with a certain peculiar look, that warned her when it would be labour thrown away to insist, persuade or plead
    Ghafeela Sohailhas quoted3 months ago
    Be it accepted as a proof that all was not corrupt in this poor victim of her own frailty, and man's hard law, that Hester Prynne yet struggled to believe that no fellow-mortal was guilty like herself

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