The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne


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It is 1642 in the Puritan town of Boston. Hester Prynne has been found guilty of adultery and has born an illegitimate child. In lieu of being put to death, she is condemned to wear the scarlet letter A on her dress as a reminder of her shameful act.

Hester's husband had been lost at sea years earlier and was presumed dead, but now reappears in time to witness Hester's humiliation on the town scaffold. Upon discovering her deed, the vengeful husband becomes obsessed with finding the identity of the man who dishonored his wife. To do so he assumes a false name, pretends to be a physician and forces Hester keep his new identity secret. Meanwhile Hester's lover, the beloved Reverend Dimmesdale, publicly pressures her to name the child's father, while secretly praying that she will not. Hester defiantly protects his identity and reputation, even while faced with losing her daughter, Pearl.

Hailed by Henry James as, "the finest piece of imaginative writing yet put forth in the country," Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter is a masterful portrayal of humanity's continuing struggle with sin, guilt and pride.

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Li este livro em meu primeiro período de literaura americana na faculdade e fiquei apaixonada pela narrativa de Hawthorne. Para mim a literatura reflete o pensamento de uma era e sinceramente o que você encontra neste livro é sensacional. É impressionante imaginar como as pessoas viviam e pensavam e agiam, mas principalmente comparar com a sociedade americana atual e entender como e porque eles são do jeito que são. Muito interessante, altamente desejável. ... leia mais

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