The Scarlet Letter

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Subjects: !lcsh: Clergy -- Fiction, !lcsh: Women immigrants -- Fiction, !lcc: PS, !lcsh: Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Fiction, !lcsh: Adultery -- Fiction, !lcsh: Illegitimate children -- Fiction, !lcsh: Revenge -- Fiction, !lcsh: Psychological fiction, !lcsh: Puritans -- Fiction, !lcsh: Boston (Mass.) -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- Fiction, !lcsh: Historical fiction, !lcsh: Married women -- Fiction, GITenberg

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The Scarlet Letter: A Romance, an 1850 novel, is a work of historical fiction written by American author Nathaniel Hawthorne. It is considered his "masterwork". Set in 17th-century Puritan Massachusetts Bay Colony, during the years 1642 to 1649, it tells the story of Hester Prynne, who conceives a daughter through an affair and struggles to create a new life of repentance and dignity. Throughout the book, Hawthorne explores themes of legalism, sin, and guilt. From Wikipedia (CC BY-SA).

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