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  • Apr 12, 2011
Nathaniel Hawthorne's gripping tale of the dangers of rigidity and authoritarianism set in the Puritanical beginnings of America.
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April 12, 2011
This is one of my favorite novels by Hawthorne. :)
 
April 12, 2011
Interesting. The book is called Readable Classics. Are there others in this series? How did you find the reading? Was it more modern American grammar rather than the original prose of the author? Thanks.
April 13, 2011
I really don't know anythign about the "readable classics" series. My version is one I downloaded free on my Kindle off of Amazon.com. I can't imagine anyone would are tamper with the prose of this novelist. That would be sacreligious!
 
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Readable Classics gently edits the great works of literature, retaining their essence and spirit, and making them more enjoyable and less frustrating for modern readers. Puritan Boston, 1600's -- Beautiful, defiant Hester Prynne commits adultery, refuses to name the father of her illegitimate child, and is condemned to wear a scarlet A on her breast for the rest of her life. She becomes the first true heroine of American fiction. Nathaniel Hawthorne's 1850 masterpiece was the first American novel to explore the moral struggle with sin, guilt, and pride; the conflict between the heart and the mind; and the deadly consequences of not being able to forgive ourselves and others.
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ISBN-10: 0615332013
ISBN-13: 978-0615332017
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Publisher: Readable Classics

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