The Scarlet Letter

Tor Classics

Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Tor Classics are affordably-priced editions designed to attract the young reader. Original dynamic cover art enthusiastically represents the excitement of each story. All editions are complete and unabridged, and feature Introductions and Afterwords.

This edition of The Scarlet Letter includes a Preface, Biographical Note, and Afterword by Keith Neilson.

The Puritans thought Hester Prynne's crime was unforgivable. She was convicted, imprisoned--and then forced to wear, forever, a public reminder of her sin. The Scarlet letter. The Letter was unending punishment: it set hester apart from society, it tormented her days and haunted her soul.

But the Letter haunted others, as well, its mystery turned Roger Chillingworth from a gentle healer into a man driven by revenge. Its meaning burned into Rev. Arthur Dimsdale's heart, as deadly as cancer. And its power loomed over the life of Hester's daughter, the uncontrollable child Pearl.

Four people would be destroyed by a entangled web of guilt and secrets, unless one of them had the courage--and love--to reveal the truth of--The Scarlet Letter.

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Scarlet Letter, The
1The Prison DoorA THRONG OF BEARDED MEN, IN SAD-COLORED GARMENTS and gray, steeple-crowned hats, intermixed with women, some wearing hoods, and others bareheaded, was assembled in front of a wooden edifice, the door of which was heavily timbered with oak and studded with iron spikes.The founders of a new colony, whatever Utopia of human virtue and happiness they might originally project, have invariably recognized it among their earliest practical necessities to allot a portion of the virgin soil as a cemetery, and another portion as the site of a prison.

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Nathaniel Hawthorne

Nathanial Hawthorne was the author of many classics, such as The Scarlet Letter and The House of Seven Gables.

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The Scarlet Letter
Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Tom Doherty Associates
Aerie
August 1989
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466805125
ISBN10: 1466805129
Classics288 pages
$3.99

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Mass Market Paperbound
Tom Doherty Associates
Aerie
August 1989
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780812504835
ISBN10: 0812504836
Classics
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 288 pages
$3.99
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