Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1874)
By Nathaniel Hawthorne. (298p.) Higginson offers a modern reprint of the 1874 edition.
*Available in softcover and hardcover.
"The Scarlet Letter" is an 1850 fictional novel in a historical setting, written by American author Nathaniel Hawthorne. The book is considered to be his "masterwork". Set in 17th-century Puritan Massachusetts Bay Colony during the years 1642 to 1649, it tells the story of Hester Prynne, who conceives a daughter through an affair and struggles to create a new life of repentance and dignity. Throughout the book, Hawthorne explores themes of legalism, sin, and guilt.