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Read online The Scarlet Letter a Historical Romance Novel.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Scarlet Letter a Historical Romance Novel The Scarlet Letter is an romantic work of fiction in a historical setting written by Nathaniel Hawthorne and is considered to be his magnum opus On June in the Puritan town of Boston a crowd gathers to witness the punishment of Hester Prynne a young woman found guilty of adultery She is required to wear a scarlet A A is the symbol of adultery on her dress to shame her Hester Prynne conceives a daughter through an affair and struggles to create a new life of repentance and dignity Throughout the book Hawthorne explores themes of legalism sin and guilt by Nathaniel Hawthorne

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The Scarlet Letter a Historical Romance Novel
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Twice-Told Tales, Young Goodman Brown, Young Goodman Brown and Other Short Stories, The Minister's Black Veil, The Birthmark, The Scarlet Letter and Other Writings, Rappaccini's Daughter, The Scarlet Letter, The Blithedale Romance, The House of the Seven Gables
In a sleepy little New England village stands a dark weather beaten many gabled house This brooding mansion is haunted by a centuries old curse that casts the shadow of ancestral sin upon the last four members of the distinctive Pyncheon family of Salem The greed and haughty pride of the Pyncheon family through the generations is mirrored in the gloomy decay of their seven gabled mansion where the family s enfeebled and impoverished relations now live Mysterious deaths threaten the living Musty documents nestle behind hidden panels carrying the secret of the family s salvation or its downfall A brilliant intertwining of the popular the symbolic and the historical Hawthorne s Gothic Romance is a powerful exploration of personal and national guilt a work that Henry James declared the closest approach we are likely to have to the Great American Novel, The sexton stood in the porch of Milford meeting house pulling busily at the bell rope The old people of the village came stooping along the street Children with bright faces tripped merrily beside their parents or mimicked a graver gait in the conscious dignity of their Sunday clothes Spruce bachelors looked sidelong at the pretty maidens and fancied that the Sabbath sunshine made them prettier than on week days When the throng had mostly streamed into the porch the sexton began to toll the bell keeping his eye on the Reverend Mr Hoopers door The first glimpse of the clergymans figure was the signal for the bell to cease its summons, Throughout his richly varied literary career Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote compelling short stories of enduring appeal His first important publication long before i The Scarlet Letter i was the collection i Twice Told Tales i which brought the New England writer immediate fame and high praise from no less an authority than Edgar Allan Poe Another compilation i Mosses from an Old Manse i followed in and achieved further success br This volume contains six stories from those collections as well as another superb selection My Kinsman Major Molineux In addition to the latter tale and the title story this edition includes Dr Heidegger s Experiment The Birthmark Rappaccini s Daughter Roger Malvin s Burial and The Artist of the Beautiful Here are tales rich in atmosphere and suspense with plots centering on subjects as diverse as witchcraft revenge the power of guilt and a passion for the beautiful all recounted in the distinctive voice of one of America s great writers br, The main character is a great scientist and lover of nature with a beautiful wife whom he loves dearly however despite the love Aylmer has for his wife he wonders whether the birthmark she has on her cheek can be removed