The "Scarlet Letter"

The "Scarlet Letter"

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Unravel the threads of Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic novel with CliffsNotes on The Scarlet Letter. This piece of American literature takes you to Salem, Massachusetts, and introduces you to Hester Prynne. She is pregnant, has been found guilty of adultery, and is sentenced to wear the scarlet letter A embroidered on her dress as a sign of shame. Find out more about Hester, her mysterious daughter Pearl, and the two men in her life -- Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale and Roger Chillingsworth -- as the novel unfolds. You'll appreciate this story on multiple levels thanks to character analyses, critical essays, and chapter--by--chapter commentaries from CliffsNotes.
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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 132.08 x 208.28 x 10.16mm | 136.08g
  • Cliffs Notes Inc.,U.S.
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 076458605X
  • 9780764586057
  • 1,283,417

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About Van Kirk

Susan Van Kirk has taught high school English in Monmouth, Illinois, for 30 years.
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Table of contents

Life and Background of the Author. Introduction to the Novel. Critical Commentaries. The Custom House. Chapter 1: The Prison--Door. Chapter 2: The Market--Place. Chapter 3: The Recognition. Chapter 4: The Interview. Chapter 5: Hester at Her Needle. Chapter 6: Pearl. Chapter 7: The Governor's Hall. Chapter 8: The Elf--Child and the Minister. Chapter 9: The Leech. Chapter 10: The Leech and His Patient. Chapter 11: The Interior of a Heart. Chapter 12: The Minister's Vigil. Chapter 13: Another View of Hester. Chapter 14: Hester and the Physician. Chapter 15: Hester and Pearl. Chapter 16: A Forest Walk. Chapter 17: The Pastor and His Parishioner. Chapter 18: A Flood of Sunshine. Chapter 19: The Child at the Brook--Side. Chapter 20: The Minister in a Maze. Chapter 21: The New England Holiday. Chapter 22: The Procession. Chapter 23: The Revelation of the Scarlet Letter. Chapter 24: Conclusion. Character Analyses. Critical Essays. CliffsNotes Review. CliffsNotes Resource Center. Index.
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