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Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
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Scarlet Letter (volume 5) (The Works Of Nathaniel Hawthorne (12 Volumes) by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne was already a man of forty-six, and a tale writer of some twenty-four years’ standing, when ‘The Scarlet Letter’ appeared. He was born at Salem, Mass. on July 4th, 1804, son of a sea-captain. Biography, etc. ; A. H. Japp (pseud. A. Page), Memoir of N. Hawthorne, 1872; J. T. Field’s ‘Yesterdays with Authors,’ 1873 G. P. Lathrop, ‘A Study of Hawthorne,’ 1876; Henry James English Men of Letters, 1879; Julian Hawthorne, ‘Nathaniel Hawthorne and his. 4 of 394. The Scarlet Letter.

Nathaniel Hawthorne (/ˈhɔːθɔːrn/; né Hathorne; 1804–1864) was an American novelist, dark romantic, and short story writer. He was born in 1804 in Salem, Massachusetts, to Nathaniel Hathorne and the former Elizabeth Clarke Manning. He entered Bowdoin College in 1821, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in 1824, and graduated in 1825.

Home Nathaniel Hawthorne The Scarlet Letter. The scarlet letter, . 2. Under the appellation of Roger Chillingworth, the reader willremember, was hidden another name, which its former wearer hadresolved should never more be spoken. It has been related, how, in thecrowd that witnessed Hester Prynne's ignominious exposure, stood aman, elderly, travel-worn, who, just emerging from the perilouswilderness, beheld the woman, in whom he hoped to find embodied thewarmth and cheerfulness of home, set up as a type of sin before thepeople.

Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote a number of famous novels as well as many short stories that were later published in a series of books. Hawthorne’s writing often explores the dark side of human nature, prompting some readers to describe his writing as gloomy and melancholy. 1. Harold Bloom, in his book Nathaniel Hawthorne, said The Blithedale Romance is one of Hawthorne’s most complex stories and this makes it difficult to figure out sometimes: The Blithedale Romance is perhaps the most complex of the four great romances. If it is not more ‘hell-fired’ than The Scarlet Letter, it sounds in its desperateness and ennui more ominous chords of disintegration and futility.

He was born at Salem, Mass. Biography, et. Field's "Yesterdays with Authors," 1873 G. Lathrop, "A Study of Hawthorne," 1876; Henry James.

Nathaniel Hawthorne Biography. Bookmark this page Manage My Reading List. Growing Up. Born July 4, 1804, Nathaniel Hathorne was the only son of Captain Nathaniel Hathorne and Elizabeth Clarke Manning Hathorne. Hawthorne added the "w" to his name after he graduated from college. For the next 12 years, Hawthorne lived in comparative isolation in an upstairs chamber at his mother's house, where he worked at perfecting his writing craft. He also began keeping notebooks or journals, a habit he continued throughout his life. Twice-Told Tales is considered a masterpiece of literature, and it contains unmistakably American stories.

LibriVox recording of The Scarlet Letter (version 2) by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Read in English by Cori Samuel. This book tells the story of Hester Prynne, a young woman who conceives a child while her husband is missing at sea. The Puritan Elders of the New England settlement of Boston, where she lives, condemn her to wear a scarlet letter A to signify her adultery. She refuses to name her lover, and he too keeps his silence, but with a terrible cost.

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Nathaniel Hawthorne was a 19th century American novelist and short story writer. He is seen as a key figure in the development of American literature for his tales of the nation's colonial history. Shortly after graduating from Bowdoin College, Hathorne changed his name to Hawthorne. Hawthorne anonymously published his first work, a novel titled Fanshawe, in 1828. In 1837, he published Twice-Told T Nathaniel Hawthorne was a 19th century American novelist and short story writer. The Scarlet Letter was published in 1850, followed by a succession of other novels. A political appointment took Hawthorne and family to Europe before returning to The Wayside in 1860. Hawthorne died on May 19, 1864, leaving behind his wife and their three children. Much of Hawthorne's writing centers around New England and many feature moral allegories with a Puritan inspiration.

Reviews: 7
Hester Prynne is my favorite literary heroine!
I know that’s not how others may characterize her but all I saw was a woman of immense internal strength in the face of shame and suffering.
I found myself admiring her and suffering alongside this brave and beautiful woman.

I never had the chance to read this in high school and I’m so glad I waited. Any book assigned as a school project made me approach it as a prison meal... but this time I was able to approach it as a 5 star banquet spread.

I took my time savoring the archaic language and the poetic phraseology. I lingered as Hester was forced to bear the shame of youth and religiosity. I tried to absorb the despair and find the strength that she was forced to find and soon I learned to love her as though I had known her and her agony personally.

Nathanial Hawthorne has brilliantly critiqued the human condition and masterfully described the burden of shame, hypocrisy, vengeance and triumph.

This book is one for the ages!

A must buy if ever there was one.
This rating need only apply to the quality of the publisher (Millenium Publishers) – not Mr. Hawthorne's writing itself.

Simply put: do not buy this addition of the book. Setting aside the totally unaesthetic cover art, which quite frankly looks like a compressed google image superimposed upon a black background, and lack of a synopsis or any key information on the back cover, the pages themselves are difficult to read as there are no clear paragraph indentations or chapter breaks thus making scansion difficult. Likewise, I have noticed editing errors as well. Stick with Penguin or any of the other staple publishers other than this disgraceful Millenium publication.
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a classic ... which is the main reason I chose to read it. But, besides being a classic, it is also a very good book, and I enjoyed it immensely, though the ending was disappointing in that it was a little vague as to the fates of some of the characters.

The book starts off with Hester Prynne, the main character, being led up on the scaffold for the public to gawk at. She has been charged with adultery, which is obviously true because she has a baby and her husband hasn't been around in ages. However, she refuses to give up the name of her fellow adulterer. To her dress is pinned a scarlet letter, and she is released, but she'll spend the rest of her life being shunned and stared at.

The real beauty of The Scarlet Letter is the rich language never found in contemporary works. It gives you a real mental workout, and it's absolutely beautiful.

The characters are well-developed and interesting. The story is also interesting, though very sad. It shows the strictness of Puritan beliefs in the 1600s, it shows the difference between a person bearing shame and a person bearing secret guilt, it shows the price of sin and the gift of forgiveness. The Scarlet Letter is a true masterpiece.

~Kellyn Roth
I heard so many times that this book is incredibly boring, but I decided to give it a chance and it actually isn’t that bad. It’s the story of Hester Prynne, who has an affair and gets pregnant and the way that the Puritan community she lives in reacts to that. She is forced to wear a scarlet “A” on her dress so nobody ever forgets that she’s a sinner.

It’s always a bit strange reading books like these in the 21st century. On one hand, I understand that it was a different time and people had different values and I don’t think we should pretend history was any better than it actually was. On the other hand, it makes me so mad when I think of the horrible way women used to be treated and the fact that there are still some places in the world where a woman like Hester would be punished even worse than she was in this book.

It’s a short book, though it drags in some places because Hawthorne loves unnecessary details. But he’s very good at making you understand exactly what the characters are feeling. The book is full of his observations about human nature and I’d say it’s worth reading because of that even if you have no interest in the plot.
Of course, this is a classic piece of American literature. I had seen a dramatization of it on TV some years ago but until recently had not gotten around to reading it. The book is structured differently from the drama. Modern readers may find the sentences tryingly long and the sentiments unimaginable. However, clearly Hawthorne was a genius for he packs two or three reflections into every sentence and winds them about the characters flawlessly. If one can set aside modern concepts of behavior and Hemingway model sentence structure it is a rewarding read. The book deals intimately with internal conflicts in the characters rather than actions, which principally serve only to divulge thoughts and feelings.