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The Scarlet Letter

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The Scarlet Letter Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
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Hailed by Henry James as "the finest piece of imaginative writing yet put forth in the country," Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter reaches to our nation's historical and moral roots for the material of great tragedy. Set in an early New England colony, the novel shows the terrible impact a single, passionate act has on the lives of three members of the community: the defiant Hester Prynne; the fiery, tortured Reverend Dimmesdale; and the obsessed, vengeful Chillingworth. With The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne became the first American novelist to forge from our Puritan heritage a universal classic, a masterful exploration of humanity's unending struggle with sin, guilt and pride.

The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
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“A perfect work of the American imagination.”-D.H Lawrence “The Scarlet Letter is so terrible in its pictures of diseased human nature as to produce most questionable delights. The reader’s interest never flags for a moment...Hawthorne, when you have studied him, will be very precious to you. He will have plunged you into melancholy, he will have overshadowed you with black forebodings, he will almost have crushed you with imaginary sorrows; but he will have enabled you to feel yourself an inch taller during the process.”-Anthony Trollope Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter is a razor-sharp novel set in a seventeen-century puritan community. The book examines the contradictions of good and evil, what is apparent and what is hidden, and the power of redemption. After Hester Prynne, the protagonist of The Scarlet Letter, has a child out of wedlock, she is branded with the scarlet letter “A” on her dress. Shunned in her community as she refused to identify the father of her child, Hester lives with in a small cottage with her daughter, Pearl. Roger Chillingworth, an elderly physician, joins the community, and unbeknownst to all except for Hester, he is her long-departed husband, who was presumed to be dead. In his absence, Hester had an affair and subsequently gave birth to a child. Covertly aiming for revenge on the father of the child, Chillingworth descends on Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale, the young minister who he suspects in the illicit affair. Within the remarkable character of Hester, Hawthorne examines female independence and the complexities of sin. With a surprising emotional pitch and powerful insights into the human condition, this is one of America’s greatest novels. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of The Scarlet Letter is both modern and readable.

The Scarlet Letter : Om Illustrated Classics

The Scarlet Letter : Om Illustrated Classics Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
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Roger Chillingworth, an aging scholar, returns to Puritan Boston and finds a crowd gathered to witness an official punishment. He spots a young woman holding a baby, whom he recognises as his wife, Hester Prynne, standing on the platform. Hester has been found guilty of “the most sinful act”. She refuses to reveal the father of her child and so, is ordered to wear the scarlet letter ‘A’ for the rest of her life as a mark of shame.Hester accepts her punishment and struggles to create a new life for her daughter Pearl. For the next seven years, she endures the accusing stares of the society, but holds her head high through the trials and tribulations. Reverend Dimmesdale, Hester’s pastor is the only person,who empathises with her. Meanwhile, Roger Chillingworth is full of vengeance and determined to exact revenge from Hester’s lover.The Scarlet Letter tells the tale of Roger Chillingworth, Hester Prynneand Arthur Dimmesdale as they struggle with their internal conflicts in the morally rigid 17th century society.

THE SCARLET LETTER BY NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE

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THE SCARLET LETTER BY NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE by NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE Summary

The Scarlet Letter: A Romance is a work of historical fiction by American author Nathaniel Hawthorne, published in 1850. Set in the Puritan Massachusetts Bay Colony during the years 1642 to 1649, the novel tells the story of Hester Prynne, who conceives a daughter with a man to whom she is not married and then struggles to create a new life of repentance and dignity. Containing a number of religious and historic allusions, the book explores themes of legalism, sin, and guilt. The Scarlet Letter was one of the first mass-produced books in the United States. It was popular when first published and is considered a classic work of American literature. The novel has inspired numerous film, television, and stage adaptations. Critics have described The Scarlet Letter as a masterwork, and novelist D. H. Lawrence called it a "perfect work of the American imagination".

The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hawthorne, Nathaniel
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The Scarlet Letter by Hawthorne, Nathaniel Summary

The Scarlet Letter: A Romance is an 1850 work of fiction in a historical setting, written by American author Nathaniel Hawthorne. The book is considered to be his "masterwork". Set in 17th-century Puritan Boston, Massachusetts, 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.

The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter Pdf/ePub eBook Author: , Nathaniel
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The Scarlet Letter : A Romance is a work of historical fiction by American author Nathaniel Hawthorne, published in 1850.

The Scarlet Letter

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The Scarlet Letter (Collins Classics)

The Scarlet Letter (Collins Classics) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
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Scarlet Letter EasyRead Edition

Scarlet Letter EasyRead Edition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
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The story The Scarlet Letter revolves around a woman named Hester who has committed adultery. Consequently, she is subjected to punishment according to Bible rules which were strictly followed then. Hester is condemned for life and is forced to wear a scarlet symbol as a punishment for her sin....

The Complete Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Complete Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
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The Complete Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Nathaniel Hawthorne Summary

Nathaniel Hawthorne was an American novelist, dark romantic, and short story writer. His works often focus on history, morality, and religion. His themes often center on the inherent evil and sin of humanity, and his works often have moral messages and deep psychological complexity. Much of Hawthorne's writing centers on New England, many works featuring moral metaphors with an anti-Puritan inspiration. His later writings also reflect his negative view of the Transcendentalism movement. Novels Fanshawe (published anonymously, 1828) The Scarlet Letter: A Romance (1850) The House of the Seven Gables: A Romance (1851) The Blithedale Romance (1852) The Marble Faun: Or, The Romance of Monte Beni (1860) The Dolliver Romance (1863) (unfinished) Septimius Felton; or, the Elixir of Life, (1872) Doctor Grimshawe's Secret: A romance (unfinished) (1882) Short Stories Twice-Told Tales (1837) The Whole History of Grandfather’s Chair (1840) Biographical Stories Mosses from an Old Manse (1846) Wonder Book For Girls and Boys (1851) The Snow Image and Other Twice Told Tales (1852) Tanglewood Tales For Girls and Boys (1853) The Dolliver Romance and Other Pieces, Tales and Sketches (1864) The Story Teller Sketches in Magazines (1830-1844) Poetry Address to the Moon The Darken'd Veil Earthly Pomp Forms of Heroes Go to the Grave My Low and Humble Home The Ocean Essays The British Matron: A Satire The Ancestral Footstep: Outlines of an English Romance Life Of Franklin Pierce Chiefly About War Matters Our Old Home Autobiographical Writings Letters Memoirs and Diaries

The Scarlet Letter - Second Edition

The Scarlet Letter - Second Edition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
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The Scarlet Letter - Second Edition by Nathaniel Hawthorne Summary

Hawthorne's story of the disgraced Hester Prynne (who must wear a scarlet "A" as the mark of her adultery), of her illegitimate child, Pearl, and of the righteous minister Arthur Dimmesdale continues to resonate with modern readers. Set in mid-seventeenth-century Boston, this powerful tale of passion, Puritanism, and revenge is one of the foremost classics of American literature. This Broadview edition contains a selection of historical documents that include Hawthorne's writings on Puritanism, the historical sources of the story, and contemporary reviews of the novel. New to the second edition are an updated critical introduction and bibliography and, in the appendices, additional writings by Margaret Fuller, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Henry James, and William Dean Howells.

The Scarlet Letter Society

The Scarlet Letter Society Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mary T. McCarthy
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This is what really happens after 'I Do' Meet Maggie, Eva, and Lisa, founders of The Scarlet Letter Society. Named as such due to their infidelities, physical and emotional, the “SLS” is these women’s refusal to be shamed like Hester Prynne in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic tale of forbidden longing. Maggie is twice-divorced and juggling three lovers — including her first ex-husband. Eva is trapped in a loveless marriage and has turned to her young intern and a seductive French chef for satisfaction. Lisa dreams of one day becoming a mother, but her husband has more romantic interest in her footwear than he does in her. Once a month, these women meet at their local bookstore to discuss love, life, and literature. Through their friendships and liaisons, they attempt to gain insight into the curveballs life has thrown their way, and how each of them can find emotional and sexual fulfillment. A witty, insightful, and steamy novel about a group of women who have chosen to forge their own paths, and must deal with the ramifications of their past and present choices, The Scarlet Letter Society is for anyone who’s found their fairy tale isn’t quite what Disney had in mind.

The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Theo Hummer
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Insight Study Guides are written by experts and cover a range of popular literature, plays and films. Designed to provide insight and an overview about each text for students and teachers, these guides endeavor to develop knowledge and understanding rather than just provide answers and summaries.

The Scarlet Letter Thrift Study Edition

The Scarlet Letter Thrift Study Edition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
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The Scarlet Letter Thrift Study Edition by Nathaniel Hawthorne Summary

Includes the unabridged text of Hawthorne's classic novel plus a complete study guide that features chapter-by-chapter summaries, explanations and discussions of the plot, question-and-answer sections, author biography, historical background, and more.

The Complete Novels

The Complete Novels Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
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Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created volume of the complete novels of Nathaniel Hawthorne. This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. American novelist and short story writer Nathaniel Hawthorne's (1804–1864) writing centres on New England, many works featuring moral allegories with a Puritan inspiration. His fiction works are considered to be part of the Romantic movement and, more specifically, Dark romanticism. His themes often centre on the inherent evil and sin of humanity, and his works often have moral messages and deep psychological complexity. Content: Introduction: Biography of Nathaniel Hawthorne Novel: Fanshawe (1828) The Scarlet Letter (1850) The House of the Seven Gables (1851) The Blithedale Romance (1852) The Marble Faun (1860) The Dolliver Romance (1863) Septimius Felton (1872) Doctor Grimshawe's Secret (1882) Adaptation: A Scarlet Stigma - A Play in Four Acts (1899)

The Threads of The Scarlet Letter

The Threads of The Scarlet Letter Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Richard Kopley
Editor: University of Delaware Press
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The Threads of The Scarlet Letter offers new discoveries regarding the origins of Hawthorne's masterpiece, as well as critical interpretations based on these discoveries. Relying on a blend of close reading, biographical analysis, and archival research, this book demonstrates anew the power of traditional scholarship. The Threads of The Scarlet Letter illuminates Hawthorne's transformation of Poe's celebrated tale The Tell-Tale Heart and Lowell's long-neglected poem A Legend of Brittany and, identifying the hitherto-unknown author of the seminal narrative The Salem Belle, investigates Hawthorne's brilliant borrowing from that novel as well. The present volume argues that Hawthorne repeatedly attenuated his sources, but also allowed sufficient detail to permit their recognition. Furthermore, this volume elaborates Hawthorne's reworking of formal traditions in The Scarlet Letter--traditions that importantly clarify the meaning of the whole. The Scarlet Letter is shown to be a complex rendering of man's fall and redemption, and a triumphant assertion of literary vocation. The Threads of The Scarlet Letter includes a useful bibliographical overview of the history of the study of the origins of Hawthorne's greatest work.

The Scarlet Letter - With Audio Level 4 Oxford Bookworms Library

The Scarlet Letter - With Audio Level 4 Oxford Bookworms Library Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
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The Scarlet Letter - With Audio Level 4 Oxford Bookworms Library by Nathaniel Hawthorne Summary

A level 4 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. This version includes an audio book: listen to the story as you read. Written for Learners of English by John Escott. Scarlet is the colour of sin, and the letter ‘A’ stands for ‘Adultery’. In the 1600s, in Boston, Massachusetts, love was allowed only between a husband and a wife. A child born outside marriage was a child of sin. Hester Prynne must wear the scarlet letter on her dress for the rest of her life. How can she ever escape from this public shame? What will happen to her child, growing up in the shadow of the scarlet letter? The future holds no joy for Hester Prynne. And what will happen to her sinful lover – the father of her child?

Classics: Aksara Duka (The Scarlet Letter)

Classics: Aksara Duka (The Scarlet Letter) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
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Classics: Aksara Duka (The Scarlet Letter) by Nathaniel Hawthorne Summary

Kisah tragis memalukan yang menimpa seorang wanita dan perlakuan kejam kaum Puritan di sekitarnya terhadap dirinya. Selama dua tahun Hester Pryne, seorang penduduk New England, menanti suaminya, seorang Inggris terpelajar. Sang suami datang dan menemukan istrinya di panggung hukuman dengan bayi mungil dalam gendongannya. Sebagai hukuman atas tuduhan perzinahanÑadulteryÑterhadapnya, Hester harus mengenakan aksara ÒAÓ berwarna merah manyala yang tersulam di dadanya, serta diasingkan dan dicemooh oleh orang-orang di sekitarnya. Dengan tetap merahasiakan identitas suaminya dan kekasihnya, perlahan-lahan Hester merebut rasa hormat masyarakat karena perbuatan baiknya. Kekuatannya sendiri serta kepengecutan laki-laki yang menyebabkan ia harus menanggung kesalahan dan malu seorang diri sungguh sangat kontras dan berujung pada akhir yang dramatis dan mengerikan.

Four Classic American Novels

Four Classic American Novels Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne,Mark Twain,Stephen Crane,Herman Melville
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Four Classic American Novels by Nathaniel Hawthorne,Mark Twain,Stephen Crane,Herman Melville Summary

Shining examples of American literature at its best, these four novels explore timeless themes—adventure, war, sex, and morality—through compelling narratives. An adulteress, a runaway boy, a terrified soldier, and a maltreated sailor—the heroes of these novels have become a part of popular culture. This indispensable volume includes… The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane Billy Budd by Herman Melville With an Introduction by Sandra Newman

The Scarlet Letter in Plain and Simple English (Includes Study Guide, Complete Unabridged Book, Historical Context, and Characte

The Scarlet Letter in Plain and Simple English (Includes Study Guide, Complete Unabridged Book, Historical Context, and Characte Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
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The Scarlet Letter in Plain and Simple English (Includes Study Guide, Complete Unabridged Book, Historical Context, and Characte by Nathaniel Hawthorne Summary

The Scarlet Letter was Nathaniel Hawthorne magnum opus. It also can be difficult to understand--it is loaded with themes, imagery, and symbols. If you need a little help understanding it, let BookCaps help with this study guide. Along with chapter-by-chapter summaries and analysis, this book features the full text of Hawthorne's classic novel is also included. BookCap Study Guides are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book.

The Scarlet Letters

The Scarlet Letters Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ellery Queen
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The Scarlet Letters by Ellery Queen Summary

Beautiful actress Martha Lawrence has a problem. Her once loving husband, Dirk, has become violent and controlling, and she doesn't know why. When she reaches out to their friend, mystery-solver Ellery Queen for help, Dirk interrupts their meeting in a drunken rage. He is convinced that the two are having an affair. Martha needs Ellery's help to convince Dirk that she's never cheated and never will. But from the clues he uncovers, it looks as if Martha might be two-timing after all. If Dirk is a cuckold, is his anger justifiable? And who is responsible if it results in murder? Ellery must figure out who is responsible for crippling a marriage before someone gets killed in the name of love.

The Office of Scarlet Letter

The Office of Scarlet Letter Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sacvan Bercovitch
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The Office of Scarlet Letter by Sacvan Bercovitch Summary

"The Scarlet Letter has proved our most enduring classic," writes Sacvan Bercovitch, "because it is the liberal example par excellence of art as ideological mimesis. To understand the office of the A is to see how culture empowers symbolic form, including forms of dissent, and how symbols participate in the dynamics of culture, including the dynamics of constraint."With an approach that both reflects and contests developments in literary studies, Bercovitch explores these connections from two perspectives: first, he examines a historical reading of the novel's unities; and then, a rhetorical analysis of key mid-nineteenth-century issues, at home and abroad. In order to highlight the relation between rhetoric and history, he focuses on the point at which the scarlet letter does its office at last, the moment when Hester decides to come home to America.In The Office of "The Scarlet Letter," Bercovitch argues that the process by which the United States usurped "America" for itself, symbolically, is also the process by which liberalism established political and economic dominance. In the course of his study, he offers sustained discussions of Hawthorne's irony and ambiguity, of aesthetic and social strategies of cohesion, and of the conundrums of liberal dissent. Winner of the Modern Language Association's James Russell Lowe prize, The Office of "The Scarlet Letter" provides a theoretical redefinition of the function of symbolism in culture and an exemplary literary-ideological reading of a major text.

The Scarlet Letter Society: The Complete Trilogy

The Scarlet Letter Society: The Complete Trilogy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mary T. McCarthy
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All three sexy, steamy, hilarious and thought-provoking novels in Mary T. McCarthy's bestselling SCARLET LETTER SOCIETY series - now all together for the first time ever! THE SCARLET LETTER SOCIETY This is what really happens after 'I Do' Meet Maggie, Eva, and Lisa, founders of The Scarlet Letter Society, the “SLS” is these women’s refusal to be shamed like Hester Prynne in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic tale of forbidden longing. A sexy and insightful novel about women who have chosen to forge their own paths, and must deal with the ramifications of their choices. For anyone who’s found their fairy tale isn’t quite what Disney had in mind. THE SCARLET LETTER SCANDAL When an anonymous blogger begins to expose the SLS, Maggie, Lisa and Eva find themselves at the center of a neighborhood controversy. And with the discovery of a popular local underground swingers’ club, this supposedly quaint subdivision is turned upside down as gossip and accusations threaten marriages, families, and even the limits of the law. THE SCARLET LETTER STORM An unforgettable conclusion to an unforgettable series, the SLS must stand together in the face of a catastrophe that could destroy many lives while proving that friendship is the one love that conquers all.

Hawthorne’s Wilderness: Nature and Puritanism in Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter and “Young Goodman Brown"

Hawthorne’s Wilderness: Nature and Puritanism in Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter and “Young Goodman Brown Author: Marina Boonyaprasop
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Hawthorne’s Wilderness: Nature and Puritanism in Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter and “Young Goodman Brown" by Marina Boonyaprasop Summary

Nathaniel Hawthorne is one of America’s most noted and highly praised writers, and a key figure in US literature. Although, he struggled to become an acknowledged author for most parts of his life, his work “stands in the limelight of the American literary consciousness” (Graham 5). For he is a direct descendant of Massachusetts Bay colonists in the Puritan era of the 17th and 18th century, New England served as a lifelong preoccupation for Hawthorne, and inspired many of his best-known stories. Hence, in order to understand the author and his work, it is crucial to apprehend the historical background from which his stories arose. The awareness of the Puritan legacy in Hawthorne’s time, and their Calvinist beliefs which contributed to the establishment of American identity, serve as a basis for fathoming the intention behind Hawthorne’s writings. His forefathers’ concept of wilderness became an important part of their religious life, and in many of Hawthorne’s tales, nature can be perceived as an active agent for the plot and the moral message. Therefore, it is indispensable to consider the development behind the Puritan perception, as well as the prevailing opinion on nature during the writer’s lifetime. After the historical background has been depicted, the author himself is focused. His ambiguous character and non-persistent lifestyle are the source of many themes which can be retrieved from his works. Thus, understanding the man behind the stories is necessary in order to analyze the tales themselves. Seclusion, nature, and Puritanism are constantly recurring topics in the author’s life and work. To become familiar with Hawthorne’s relation to nature, his ancestors, and religion, it is essential to understand the vast amount of symbols his stories. His stories will be brought into focus, and will be analyzed on the basis of the historical and biographical facts, and further, his particular style and purpose will be taken into consideration.The second part of this book analyzes two of the author’s most eminent and esteemed works, namely ‘Young Goodman Brown’ and ‘The Scarlet Letter’ in terms of nature symbolism and the underlying moral intention. Further, it is examined to which extent the images correspond to the formerly explained historical facts, and Hawthorne’s emphasized characteristic features. The comparison of the two works focuses on the didactic purpose for in all of his works, Hawthorne’s aim was to give a lesson. Thus, it will [...]

红字=The Scarlet Letter:英文

红字=The Scarlet Letter:英文 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: (美)霍桑著
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红字=The Scarlet Letter:英文 by (美)霍桑著 Summary

《红字》以17世纪清教殖民统治下的新英格兰为背景,讲述海丝特·白兰的恋爱悲剧。女主人公嫁给了医生奇灵渥斯,他们之间却没有爱情。在孤独中白兰与牧师丁梅斯代尔相恋并生下女儿珠儿。白兰被当众惩罚,戴上标志“通奸”的红色A字示众。然而白兰坚贞不屈,拒不说出孩子的父亲。作品揭露社会的残酷、宗教的欺骗和道德的虚伪等主题。

The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michèle Bonnet
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The Scarlet Letter by Michèle Bonnet Summary

Premier classique et roman fondateur de la littérature américaine, La Lettre écarlate, publiée en 1850, est un récit qui fascine. « Poussé par les feux de l'enfer », dira Hawthorne, il est sombre, bref, et d'une densité elliptique inscrite dans cette lettre A qui est au centre de tous les regards. Première lettre de l'alphabet, elle invite à l'interprétation, mettant l'activité herméneutique au centre des préoccupations du récit, et appelant le lecteur à écrire les discours dont elle est le commencement. Ces discours sont multiples, participant d'une ambiguïté qui est un trait distinctif du récit. D'où le choix d'une forme narrative, celle du « romance », propice à son expression, car cultivant une écriture du décentrement, de l'indirection et de la figure qui se prête à l'expression aussi bien de l'ironie que de cette imagination et de cette « sympathie » ou « affection » qui sont la clé de voûte du roman et réhabilitent celui dont elles sont l'apanage : l'homme de lettres, l'artiste, qui revendique sa place dans une société dont il a été traditionnellement le paria. Michèle BONNET est spécialiste de littérature américaine et s'intéresse plus particulièrement à Nathaniel Hawthorne et à la Renaissance américaine. Elle a enseigné dans les universités d'Aix-Marseille, puis de Paris IV-Sorbonne, et est actuellement professeur à l'université de Franche-Comté. Cet ouvrage est le fruit de la collaboration entre les éditions Armand Colin et le Centre National d'Enseignement à Distance, établissement public d'enseignement qui dispense des formations de tous niveaux à plus de 350 000 inscrits répartis dans le monde entier. Cette contribution scientifique d'enseignants chercheurs de l'Université française s'intègre dans les préparations assurées par le CNED aux CAPES et aux agrégations d'anglais qui comprennent aussi des conseils méthodologiques et des entraînements aux épreuves des concours avec correction personnalisée. A for an Aesthetics of Ambiguity. The genre of romance. Historical Romance. "A" for Ancestors, America, and Art. Une éthique de l'ambiguïté. Du "A" d'Adam au "A" d'Affection.

The Scarlet Letter D

The Scarlet Letter D Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jørgen Rune
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It's daunting. Its fearful. It's scary. Its liberating. It's galvanizing. Its motivating. It's unlike any experience anyone can ever plan for, or properly execute. It's far more easily said than done. It's divorce. If youre going through it, you may feel alienated and ostracized. Sometimes, you may feel as though you're being judged by others who still have their family units intact. As you're in its midst, it might seem like the end, but its really the stepping stone to a new beginning! Packed with promise, providence, and divine potential. While bouncing back is not always easy, walking through the struggle with someone who has been there can help you redefine yourself. Jorgen Rune takes readers through the emotional roller-coaster of the process from shock and pain, to facing reality, rebuilding a life, dating, and growing from the process. He'll engage your emotions and inspire you to examine where you've been, and more importantly, where you're headed in The Scarlet Letter D.

Pearl’s twilight nature in "The Scarlet Letter": Emblem of sin or self-fulfilling prophecy?

Pearl’s twilight nature in Author: Anja Schmidt
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Pearl’s twilight nature in "The Scarlet Letter": Emblem of sin or self-fulfilling prophecy? by Anja Schmidt Summary

Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1+ (A), University of Hamburg, course: Nathaniel Hawthorne and the Puritans, 13 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: In The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne has not only created an intriguing plot, but also some very “picturesque” characters, among whom the character of Pearl can probably be viewed as the most unique one. Pearl, a composition of demon offspring and elf-child, cannot but raise the question of her identity, and nature, from the day she is born. Not only the Puritan community, even her own mother persistently questions her human nature and allegorizes her as a token of guilt. Not even Hawthorne can restrain himself in reminding us constantly about the symbolic and functional nature of Pearl, so that even the most ignorant reader must notice her resemblance of the Scarlet Letter in the story. But is Pearl really just a purpose-fulfilling construction? Or is there more to this character than its function? Is a child’s fascination with a shiny and colorful object really that unusual? And is it unusual for a child to behave wild if the mother raises the child in a non-authoritative form? Could it be that any real child, born into a situation described in The Scarlet Letter, would develop as Hawthorne develops the character of Pearl? This work will raise the question of Pearl’s true nature and examine whether her character in Hawthorne’s romance is purely shaped by her function. Yet, an analysis of Pearl’s character would be a futile attempt if viewed independently of all other characters. The reader never gets to know the “independent character” Pearl. She is always reflected via her interaction with other characters or objects. Her thoughts remain obscure to the reader – unlike the other characters’. Thus, an analysis on Pearl will consist of an analysis of her interactions with the other characters in the story.

The Scarlet Letter Scandal

The Scarlet Letter Scandal Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mary T. McCarthy
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“In the tradition of Candace Bushnell and Jackie Collins...hilarious, scathing and seductive.” —Kyra Davis, New York Times bestselling author of Just One Night The Scarlet Letter Society returns! The secrets are deeper, the scandals bigger, and relationships more complicated than ever. When an anonymous blogger begins to expose the Scarlet Letter Society, a group of women who gather to discuss their various infidelities, founding members Maggie, Lisa and Eva find themselves at the center of a neighborhood controversy. And with the discovery of a popular local underground swingers’ club, this supposedly quaint subdivision is turned upside down as gossip and accusations threaten marriages, families, and even the limits of the law. As more outspoken members of the neighborhood attempt to determine the identity of the Scarlet Letter Society members and expose the proprietors of the underground club, the women must protect their families and their friendships while continuing to search for true happiness. They must rely on friends, spouses, lovers and each other as the scandals threaten everything they care about. Steamy, witty, passionate and honest, The Scarlet Letter Scandal continues one of the most provocative new series around

The Historian's Scarlet Letter: Reading Nathaniel Hawthorne's Masterpiece as Social and Cultural History

The Historian's Scarlet Letter: Reading Nathaniel Hawthorne's Masterpiece as Social and Cultural History Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Melissa McFarland Pennell
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The Historian's Scarlet Letter: Reading Nathaniel Hawthorne's Masterpiece as Social and Cultural History by Melissa McFarland Pennell Summary

This annotated edition of The Scarlet Letter enhances student and reader comprehension of a standard work studied in literature classes, exploring names, places, objects, and allusions. • Makes the novel more easily understandable for a 21st-century audience • Provides annotations that identify historical events, persons, and objects as well as allusions to the Bible and other texts familiar to Hawthorne's contemporaries • Presents an account of Hawthorne's life and career that helps to explain his interest in the past, including his family's connections to significant events in colonial Massachusetts, some of which caused Hawthorne to see the past as a source of guilt • Explores Hawthorne's research into colonial New England and 17th-century England that allowed him to create the context for his characters and to suggest underlying connections between colonial New Englanders and their former home

The Scarlet Letter Devotional

The Scarlet Letter Devotional Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Karen Green
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Song of Solomon 8:89. We have a little sister, and she has no breasts. What shall we do for our sister in the day, the day she shall be spoken for? If she be a well, we will build upon her a palace of silver, and if she be a door, we will enclose her with boards of cedar.

Advanced Placement Classroom

Advanced Placement Classroom Pdf/ePub eBook Author: R. Brigham Lampert
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Advanced Placement Classroom: The Scarlet Letter provides teachers with a user-friendly field-tested guide to teaching one of the truly great American novels. Considering a wide range of academically interpretive methodologies, it moves beyond basic elements of plot, characterization, and theme into a multifaceted, skill-based, and critically inquisitive approach to instruction. Designed pragmatically with the AP English Literature exam as an end goal, the book includes dozens of ready-to-use assignments, prompts, quizzes, rubrics, and lesson plans, all aiding students' ultimate success.

Roger's Version

Roger's Version Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Updike
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As Roger Lambert tells it, he, a middle-aged professor of divinity, is buttonholed in his office by Dale Kohler, an earnest young computer scientist who believes that quantifiable evidence of God’s existence is irresistibly accumulating. The theological-scientific debate that ensues, and the wicked strategies that Roger employs to disembarrass Dale of his faith, form the substance of this novel—these and the current of erotic attraction that pulls Esther, Roger’s much younger wife, away from him and into Dale’s bed. The novel, a majestic allegory of faith and reason, ends also as a black comedy of revenge, for this is Roger’s version—Roger Chillingworth’s side of the triangle described by Hawthorne’s Scarlet Letter—made new for a disbelieving age.

Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter (A Children’s Version) - Chinese Simple Modern

Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter (A Children’s Version) - Chinese Simple Modern Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Johnny Fong, M.D.,Grace Lim, M.D.
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Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter (A Children’s Version) - Chinese Simple Modern by Johnny Fong, M.D.,Grace Lim, M.D. Summary

Illustrated children's book summary of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Top Selling "The Scarlet Letter" for ages 9-12. Chinese Simple language.

The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
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The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne Summary

The Scarlet Letter is a romantic work of fiction in a historical setting, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne. It is considered to be his magnum opus.Set in 17th-century Puritan Boston, Massachusetts during the years 1642 to 1649, it tells the story of Hester Prynne, who conceives a daughter through an adulterous affair and struggles to create a new life of repentance and dignity. Throughout the book, Hawthorne explores themes of legalism, sin, and guilt. The experience of Hester and Dimmesdale recalls the story of Adam and Eve because, in both cases, sin results in expulsion and suffering. But it also results in knowledge – specifically, in knowledge of what it means to be immoral. For Hester, the Scarlet Letter is a physical manifestation of her sin and reminder of her painful solitude. She contemplates casting it off to obtain her freedom from an oppressive society and a checkered past as well as the absence of God. Because the society excludes her, she considers the possibility that many of the traditions held up by the Puritan culture are untrue and are not designed to bring her happiness. As for Dimmesdale, the "cheating minister", his sin gives him "sympathies so intimate with the sinful brotherhood of mankind, so that his chest vibrate[s] in unison with theirs." His eloquent and powerful sermons derive from this sense of empathy. The narrative of the Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale is quite in keeping with the oldest and most fully authorized principles in Christian thought. His "Fall" is a descent from apparent grace to his own damnation; he appears to begin in purity but he ends in corruption. The subtlety is that the minister's belief is his own cheating, convincing himself at every stage of his spiritual pilgrimage that he is saved. The rose bush, its beauty a striking contrast to all that surrounds it – as later the beautifully embroidered scarlet "A" will be held out in part as an invitation to find "some sweet moral blossom" in the ensuing, tragic tale and in part as an image that "the deep heart of nature" (perhaps God) may look more kind on the errant Hester and her child than her Puritan neighbors do. Throughout the work, the nature images contrast with the stark darkness of the Puritans and their systems.

The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
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The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne Summary

A classic tale of love and morals in Puritan New England. The Scarlet Letter is set in 1850s Puritan Boston and 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. This book is required reading in many high school and college English courses and is an American classic by Nathaniel Hawthorne. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

Early American Classics

Early American Classics Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Various Authors
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Experience the beginning of American literature with these classic stories from authors such as James Fenimore Cooper, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Edgar Allan Poe. Early American Classics includes: The Scarlet Letter, The Last of the Mohicans, “Rip Van Winkle,” “Young Goodman Brown,” “Bartleby the Scrivener,” “The Tell-Tale Heart,” and “The Fall of the House of Usher.” HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

The Scarlet Letter Storm

The Scarlet Letter Storm Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mary T. McCarthy
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The third and final book in the sexy, smart and thought-provoking Scarlet Letter Society trilogy! Maggie, Lisa and Eva, founders of the society return as we discover the final conclusions to their tumultuous love lives. Who is the father of Eva’s baby? Lisa is having a hot affair after the tragic death of her husband - will her lover’s son accept her? Maggie is divorced (again) and planning to marry her first husband, though a storm is brewing. At a former seafood warehouse on Matthew’s Island, there’s a secret porn website operation catering to high-end fetish fantasies for women. And the fallout from the swingers’ club and drug scandal at the suburban subdivision has reached as far as the island. But a hurricane is barreling up the Chesapeake Bay, threatening to wipe out not only Maggie’s wedding, but everything the women cherish. An unforgettable conclusion to an unforgettable series, The Scarlet Letter Storm rages as a group of women stands together in the face of a catastrophe that could destroy many lives while proving that friendship is the one love that conquers all.

Surviving the Scarlet Letter

Surviving the Scarlet Letter Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Karen Melville Thacker
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Surviving the Scarlet Letter is a first-hand account of an affair. With honesty, Karen Melville Thacker invites you to peek into the rarely publicized emotions, thoughts, and actions of a woman as she walks through an adulterous encounter. The experience not only changes her life forever, but imprints upon her heart the realization that we are all incredibly fragile and in desperate need of both understanding and Gods healing grace. We tend to keep our dark parts hidden, but that approach does not lead to healing. Karen hopes that her vulnerability will help others in similar situations know that they are not alone. This book is not reserved solely for those affected by an affair, but anyone who feels shame as the result of choices made. This is a narrative that details the realities of life bathed in the grace of God.

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