ISBN-10:
1604504277
ISBN-13:
9781604504279
Pub. Date:
12/19/2008
Publisher:
Arc Manor
The Scarlet Letter: Special Student Edition with Special Note Margins

The Scarlet Letter: Special Student Edition with Special Note Margins

by Nathaniel Hawthorne
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The great classic created and priced especially for students. Each page has a special margin for students to take notes on. Visit www.ManorStudent.com for a list of other student editions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781604504279
Publisher: Arc Manor
Publication date: 12/19/2008
Pages: 152
Sales rank: 817,493
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.33(d)
Age Range: 17 Years

About the Author

One of the greatest authors in American literature, Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) was a novelist and short story writer born in Salem, Massachusetts. Hawthorne’s best-known books include The House of the Seven Gables and The Scarlet Letter, works marked by a psychological depth and moral insight seldom equaled by other writers.

Date of Birth:

July 4, 1804

Date of Death:

May 19, 1864

Place of Birth:

Salem, Massachusetts

Place of Death:

Plymouth, New Hampshire

Education:

Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, 1824

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The Scarlet Letter 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 517 reviews.
fon_addict58 More than 1 year ago
I read this book in high school and reread it last week. It is one of those novels that improves over time and experience of the reader. I highly recommend this for all adults who read this as teens. Go back and look at the story with the eyes of someone who has experienced love and loss. It will change the way you thought about this wonderful book.
Bibliophile79 More than 1 year ago
This novel is considered to be one of the greats. Being an English Literature major, I felt I needed to read it. The synopsis is as follows: Hester Prynne, a woman living in Puritan New England, has had an affair with a man whose identity she refuses to reveal. From this union, Hester is impregnated, and the story opens on Hester holding the illegitimate child in her arms while standing on a scaffold in front of her entire town. As punishment for her adulterous act, Hester is sentenced to wear a large scarlet A on her breast for the rest of her life. As the rest of the story unfolds, the reader gains an understanding of Hester's true nature, as well as the nature of her child. This novel provides a clear view of life as a Puritan woman, yet I found it to be a bit "wordy" at times, often going off on tangents about nature or philosophy. By the end of the novel, I found myself not caring about any of the characters, even the child. Since this novel is taught in many high schools, perhaps I am missing something, and will read it again at a later time.
yomamaFL More than 1 year ago
This book was one big waste of time. I thought I was downloading the actual book, but not one page of the original book was there, just a boring review and commentary of the times.
buckeyeaholic on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite classics.Colonial times. Woman whose husband is not with her a the time. Ooooops! Now she's pregnant! How did that happen?If you missed this must read in high school, you have to pick it up now. BTW...do not pick up the audio! It's horrible. I didn't like this guys voice before he started acting the parts of the characters. I couldn't even get past the first couple of 'pages' once he started using different voices. Some men just shouldn't try to do womens voices.
Krista23 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Great historical read.Two people's love that seemed destined to fail in great religious oppression in the town of Salem in Early America.
JosephJ on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Still hold up even with all of its Puritan coloring. A strong female lead. Why is it that most strong-willed female characters end up either dead, commit suicide or are ostracized by their communities? Probably has something to do with those being the outcomes for strong-willed women in real life for some time. Great book, wonderful imagery.
RachelPenso on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I read this as a "buddy read" with a friend and I am so glad I did. There are many classics that are hard for me to read, but this was not one of them.
philae_02 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I re-read this novel, which has been called the first psychological novel, as part of the Masterpiece Book Club at my local library. The first time that I had read it was back in high school, and I disliked it. Being 15 and reading such a complex novel, it was any wonder why I didn¿t like it.The character of Pearl transforms the most throughout the novel. She begins as a child of passion ¿ with her wild ways (symbolized by the red rose bush outside the prison) into a child of love and morality at the end when her father dies after finally confessing his sin seven years later. Back in high school, I didn¿t understand why Pearl was so naughty, but now I understand that she was the living embodiment of passion and wildness, that was so characteristic of her mother, Hester Prynne. Ultimately, Pearl becomes the moral compass of the novel ¿ she points towards Truth. And Truth is a badge of acknowledgement of the realities of the human imperfections ¿ especially in the Puritanical culture of shame.Now as an adult, the major themes speak volumes, as the author had originally intended. Not only is the archaic vocabulary easier to comprehend, but the overall themes of Morality and the importance of Truth reverberate throughout the ages¿making The Scarlet Letter one of those timeless novels.
evansjoy on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The dense language and the inital slow pace eventually pay off--it's worth it. I'm glad I finally read it, but I'll tell you what: I'll think twice before teaching it again!
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sits on the ground
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This book is garbled in many places and does not correspond to its table of contents. Hard to read!
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Storm was on? o.o
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Anyone here.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*stares at Xavier curiously and tilts head to side*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Umm hi Jewelia? Watches the snow fall
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Bye bye
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Thanks! I owe you one.... whoever you are."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tehe. I be Pippin. *she disapoofs*
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Kk
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My face hurts.