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Much to the author’s surprise … he finds that his sketch of official life … has created an unprecedented excitement in the respectable community immediately around him.
Preface to the Scarlet Letter
Nathaniel
Hawthorne
Nathaniel Hawthorne
 
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The Scarlet Letter & Rappaccini’s Daughter
From the Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction, Vol. X, Part 1.
 
The Scarlet Letter
Hawthorne’s classic tragedy of love and morals in Puritan New England. Though set in Puritan community centuries ago, the moral dilemmas of personal responsibility, and consuming emotions of guilt, anger, loyalty and revenge are timeless.
 
 
WRITINGS ABOUT HAWTHORNE
 
Hawthorne
Chapter by John Erskine with bibliography from the Cambridge History of American Literature.
 
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Chapter by Carl Van Doren from the American Novel.



 
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