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Published .
Written in English


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Thesis (M.A.)--Boston University, 1948.

The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 83 pages
Number of Pages83
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25900639M
OCLC/WorldCa7967732

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  A number of recurring thematic patterns and character types appear in Hawthorne’s novels and tales, as Randall Stewart suggests in the introduction to The American Notebooks by Nathaniel Hawthorne ().These repetitions show Hawthorne’s emphasis on the effects of events on the human heart rather than on the events themselves. The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, takes place in Boston, a puritan society. Hester Prynne, a young woman, arrived in Boston from overseas awaiting the arrival of her husband. While waiting she has an affair. Hester is sent to jail and once she serves her sentence, she is . In some works, Hawthorne presents older women as central figures and through them explores the legacy of the past and the ways in which women are shaped by their individual and community history. Sympathetic to most of the female characters who appear in his works, Hawthorne presents the complexity of women’s lives at times of profound social. Background. Hawthorne had worked on a novel as early as his time as an undergraduate at Bowdoin College. Fanshawe, his first published novel, may or may not have been that book. Fanshawe: A Tale appeared anonymously in October from the Boston publishers Marsh and Capen. Its printing was paid for at the author's own expense, costing him $ The book was based on Hawthorne's .

The Scarlet Letter was the first important novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne, one of the leading authors of nineteenth-century romanticism in American literature. Like many of his works, the novel is set in Puritan New England and examines guilt, sin, and evil as inherent human traits. The main character, Hester Prynne, is condemned to wear a scarlet “A” (for “adultery”) on her chest. The Complete Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne ( Books and Short Stories): Fanshawe, The Scarlet Letter, Wonder-book For Girls And Boys, The Ghost Of Doctor Harris and More by Nathaniel Hawthorne really liked it avg rating — 9 ratings. Nathaniel Hawthorne was born on July 4, , in Salem, Massachusetts, the son and grandson of proud New England seafarers. He lived in genteel poverty with his widowed mother and two young sisters in a house filled with Puritan ideals and family pride in a prosperous past.   The Scarlet Letter is a romantic work of fiction in a historical setting, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne. It is considered to be his magnum opus. Set in 17th-century Puritan Boston it tells the story of Hester Prynne, who conceives a daughter through an adulterous affair and struggles to create a new life of repentance and s: K.