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Published: 09 October 2008

272 Pages


ISBN: 9780199537808

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The Scarlet Letter

New Edition

Nathaniel Hawthorne
Edited by Brian Harding and Cindy Weinstein

Oxford World's Classics

  • A new edition of one of the great American novels, Hawthorne's masterpiece, with a new wide-ranging introduction and up-to-date bibliography.
  • Cindy Weinstein's Introduction considers the novel's autobiographical, historical, and literary contexts, and the tension between the seventeenth-century and nineteenth-century sensibilities. It also examines how its themes intersect with women writers of the time.
  • A comprehensive and up-to-date bibliography.
  • Thorough notes provide essential information on the Puritan and antebellum contexts.
  • Text from the Centenary Edition of Hawthorne's works, the most authoritative critical edition, and approved by the Center for Editions of the Modern Languague Association of America.

New to this Edition:

  • Introduction by Cindy Weinstein
  • Up-to-date bibliography by Cindy Weinstein

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