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The scarlet letter : an annotated text, backgrounds and sources, essays in criticism / Nathaniel Hawthorne ; edited by Sculley Bradley, Richmond Croom Beatty, E. Hudson Long.

; Bradley, Sculley, 1897-1987, editor ; Beatty, Richmond Croom, 1905-1961, editor ; Long, E. Hudson (Eugene Hudson), 1908-1990, editor
[1st ed.].. New York : W. W. Norton, ©1962.
ISBN 0393095622, 9780393095623

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Other Authors Bradley, Sculley, 1897-1987,
Beatty, Richmond Croom, 1905-1961,
Long, E. Hudson 1908-1990,
Subjects Adultery -- Fiction.
Adultery.
Adultère -- Littérature.
Boston (Mass.) -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- Fiction.
Clergy -- Fiction.
Clergy.
Femmes -- Massachusetts -- Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Hawthorne, Nathaniel 1804-1864 The scarlet letter
Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864. Scarlet letter.
Illegitimate children -- Fiction.
Illegitimate children.
Married women -- Fiction.
Married women.
Massachusetts -- Boston.
Puritains -- Massachusetts -- Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Puritans -- Fiction.
Puritans.
Revenge -- Fiction.
Revenge.
Scarlet letter (Hawthorne, Nathaniel)
The scarlet letter (Hawthorne)
Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Fiction.
Women immigrants -- Fiction.
Women immigrants.
Series Norton critical edition ; N303.
Description x, 375 pages : map ; 21 cm.
Notes "The text ... here printed is that of the first edition (March 1850). To this the editors have prefixed Hawthorne's brief preface to the second edition."
Includes bibliographical references (pages 374-375. Bibliographical footnotes).
Summary In 18th century Boston, a Puritan girl is condemned to wear the letter "A" for bearing an illegitimate daughter.
Contents The text of The Scarlet Letter -- Backgrounds and sources. Hawthorne's notebooks and journals : Notebooks: seeds of the plot ; Notebooks: Pearl and Una ; The heart of Hawthorne's journals -- A history of Boston / Caleb H. Snow -- Annals of Salem [laws governing adultery] / Joseph B. Felt -- [Witches, the black man, and the black book] / Cotton Mather -- The murder of Sir Thomas Overbury -- The New England sources of The Scarlet Letter / Charles Ryskamp -- Hester Prynne in history / Charles Boewe and Murray G. Murphey -- Endicott and the red cross / Nathaniel Hawthorne -- Essays in criticism. [Densely dark, with a spot of vivid colour] / Henry James -- [The Genius of The Scarlet Letter] / Anthony Trollope -- [This New England Faust] / W.C. Brownell -- [The absolved, the redeemed, and the damned: a triangle] / Herbert Gorman -- [Freud and the triangle] / Régis Michaud -- The mind and art of Nathaniel Hawthorne / Robert E. Spiller -- [From allegory to symbolism] / F.O. Matthiessen -- [Structured prefiguration: motif and symbol] / Leland Schubert -- Scarlet A minus / Frederic I. Carpenter -- [Between Two Worlds] / Mark Van Doren -- [Realms of being and dramatic irony] / Richard Harter Fogle -- [Three orders: natural, moral, and symbolic] / Hyatt Howe Waggoner -- The return into time: Hawthorne / R.W.B. Lewis -- Five acts of The Scarlet Letter / Malcolm Cowley -- [Transformations: Hester and Arthur] / Roy R. Male -- [Puritan humanism vs. romantic naturalism] / Randall Stewart -- The power of blackness: [Hawthorne's fiction] / Harry Levin -- "Solitude, and love, and anguish": the tragic design of The Scarlet Letter / Seymour L. Gross -- Hester's double providence: the scarlet letter and the green / Daniel G. Hoffman.
Genre Psychological fiction.
Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Fiction.
History.
Psychological fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Geographic Area n-us-ma
Network Numbers (OCoLC)ocm00274694
(OCoLC)274694
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