The Scarlet Letter and Other Writings

The Scarlet Letter and Other Writings

ISBN: 0393979539

ISBN 13: 9780393979534

Publication Date: December 17, 2004

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Pages: 768

Format: Paperback

Authors: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Leland S. Person

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The text of The Scarlet Letter is based on the 1850 third edition, the first set in stereotype plates and the basis of subsequent printings in Hawthorne s lifetime. An invaluable selection of contextual material includes five Hawthorne stories that are closely related to The Scarlet Letter, along with relevant letters and notebook entries. A substantial excerpt from Hawthorne s campaign biography of Franklin Pierce offers a revealing glimpse at Hawthorne s political thought, especially regarding slavery and abolition. "Criticism" provides a comprehensive overview of early and modern commentary on The Scarlet Letter and the stories in this edition, including nineteenth-century reviews of the novel and critical essays by Robert S. Levine, Nina Baym, Larry J. Reynolds, and Jean Fagan Yellin. A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included."

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