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Scarlet Letter

Scarlet Letter
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.
Our Price: €3.00
ISBN/EAN9781853260292
Stock: 1
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Pub. Date: May 5 1992
Author: HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL
Format: Paperback
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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.
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