The Scarlet Letter
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Blackstone Publishing 2009
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Edition:
Unabridged
Reading Level:
IL: UG - BL: 3.6 - AR Pts: 2
Lexile measure:
GN: Graphic Novel 520L
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Hailed by Henry James as "the finest piece of imaginative writing yet put forth in the country," Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter reaches to our nation's historical and moral roots for the material of great tragedy. Set in an early New England colony, the novel shows the terrible impact of a single passionate act on the lives of three people: the fiery, tortured Reverend Dimmesdale; the obsessed, vengeful Chillingworth; and the defiant Hester Prynne, who, unwilling to name her partner in adultery, is condemned to wear a scarlet "A" on the breast of her gown for the remainder of her life.


With The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne became the first American novelist to forge from our Puritan heritage a universal classic—a masterful exploration of humanity's unending struggle with sin, guilt, and pride.

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Street Date:
10/01/2009
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781483088174
Reading Level:
UG
Level 3.6, 2 Points
Lexile code:
GN: Graphic Novel
Lexile measure:
520
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APA Citation (style guide)

Nathaniel Hawthorne. (2009). The Scarlet Letter. Unabridged Blackstone Publishing.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Nathaniel Hawthorne. 2009. The Scarlet Letter. Blackstone Publishing.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter. Blackstone Publishing, 2009.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Nathaniel Hawthorne. The Scarlet Letter. Unabridged Blackstone Publishing, 2009.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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