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 impressionlast year
    💞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 impression5 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.
    Adrihas quoted4 months ago
    She wanted—what some people want throughout life—a grief that should deeply touch her, and thus humanise and make her capable of sympathy
    Random Opinionhas quoted4 months ago
    A bitter kind of knowledge that

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