This book is offered in conjunction with the Peabody Essex Museum's exhibition The Creative Legacy of Nathaniel Hawthorne: Selections from the Phillips Library Collection on view through March 29, 2020. Nathaniel Hawthorne is integral to Salem’s rich history, and PEM’s Phillips Library collection includes over 3,000 individual volumes by the author.
In The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne takes readers back to the Puritan days of the American colonies, into a society as unforgiving as its harsh New England winters. The story of Hester Prynne, who bears a scarlet “A” upon her breast as a symbol of her adultery, and that of her pious lover who atones in tormented silence, is one that has captivated readers since its publication in 1850. Adapted to numerous plays, films, and operas, the original text is now available in a chic and affordable edition as part of the Word Cloud Classics series from Canterbury Classics.
Faux Leather Flexible Cover, 240 pages
7.6 x 5.3 inches
Canterbury Classics, 2014