The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (The Heritage Press)
Hardcover. Condition: Fine. 1946. The Heritage Press. Beautifully Illustrated throughout. Sandglass pamphlet included.
Slipcase in Very Good condition.
Illustrations by W. A. Dwiggins.
The magnum opus of revered writer Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter is arguably one of the greatest novels written during the nineteenth century. It is the story of Hester Prynne—a young woman accused of, tried for, and publicly punished for adultery. Set during the seventeenth century in Boston, she receives harsh ridicule from the radical Puritan community for her actions. From the affair she conceives a child and struggles to rebuild her life and her reputation. Throughout the book Hawthorne explores controversial themes of sexuality, romance, guilt, shame, infidelity—all of which are still pertinent topics more than 150 years after its initial publication.