The scarlet letter : a romance
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New York : Penguin Books, 2016.
ISBN
9780143107668, 0143107666
Lexile measure
810L
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Book
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xxxiv, 252 pages ; 20 cm.
Language
English
ISBN
9780143107668, 0143107666
Accelerated Reader
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Level 11.7, 14 Points
Lexile measure
810

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"The canonical American masterpiece of sin, guilt, and revenge, in an authoritative new edition from Penguin Classics with a foreword by Tom Perrotta. At once retrospective and radically new, [this book] portrays seventeenth-century Puritan New England, a time period irreversibly encoded in the American identity. Hawthorne built one of the most incisive and devastating human dramas ever written out of a community and its outcasts: Hester Prynne and Arthur Dimmesdale, whose affair leaves one emblazoned with her sin and the other distraught with hidden guilt; their daughter Pearl, born into ostracism; and Roger Chillingworth, driven to vengeance by hatred. Though these characters face a set of specifically troubling circumstances, their words and actions point to moral truths inherent in human affairs, independent of time and place. The text of this edition, approved by the Center for Scholarly Editions of the Modern Language Association, is the result of an exhaustive examination of Hawthorne's manuscript and other historical records. Robert Milder provides an enlightening new scholarly introduction and bibliography. Tom Perrotta, whose novel "The Leftovers"-- now a hit HBO show-- was influenced by Hawthorne's work, provides a thoughtful foreword on how he came to appreciate Hawthorne's masterpiece. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Hawthorne, N. (2016). The scarlet letter: a romance . Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864. 2016. The Scarlet Letter: A Romance. New York: Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864. The Scarlet Letter: A Romance New York: Penguin Books, 2016.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The Scarlet Letter: A Romance Penguin Books, 2016.

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