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    The Scarlet Letter

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    A young mother of an illegitimate child confronts her Puritan judges. This book describes the cruelties of slowly exposed guilt as her lover is revealed.
    ISBN: 9781853260292
    AuthorHawthorne, Nathaniel
    PublisherNameWordsworth Editions Ltd
    Pub Date05/05/1992
    BindingPaperback
    Pages224

    Introduction and Notes by Henry Claridge, Senior Lecturer, School of English, University of Kent at Canterbury.


    This is a troubling story of crime, sin, guilt, punishment and expiation, set in the rigid moral climate of 17th-century New England. The young mother of an illegitimate child confronts her Puritan judges.


    However, it is not so much her harsh sentence, but the cruelties of slowly exposed guilt as her lover is revealed, that hold the reader enthralled all the way to the book's poignant climax.

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    Introduction and Notes by Henry Claridge, Senior Lecturer, School of English, University of Kent at Canterbury.


    This is a troubling story of crime, sin, guilt, punishment and expiation, set in the rigid moral climate of 17th-century New England. The young mother of an illegitimate child confronts her Puritan judges.


    However, it is not so much her harsh sentence, but the cruelties of slowly exposed guilt as her lover is revealed, that hold the reader enthralled all the way to the book's poignant climax.