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Published: 15 February 2009

272 Pages

5-1/4 x 7-3/4 inches

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.

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