Defiant and proud, Hester witnesses the degradation of two very different men, as moral codes and legal imperatives painfully collide.
Set in the Puritan community of seventeenth-century Boston, The Scarlet Letter sheds light on the nineteenth-century in which it was written, as Hawthorne explores his ambivalent relations with his Puritan forebears.
The text of this edition is taken from the Centenary Edition of Hawthorne’s works, the most authoritative critical edition.
The Price of Addle Tree
Not many pleasures attach to growing old. And as former pleasures pass away one by one, fewer still emerge, new and unrehearsed. Reading, albeit more slowly and through spectacles, remains a source...Read more