The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter

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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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Language: English

Published in: 1850

Word count: 82,816 words (≈ about 6 hours)

Source: http://gutenberg.org

Copyright: Public Domain


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