The Scarlet Letter (Warbler Classics)

Nathaniel Hawthorne (Author) Ulrich Baer (Author)
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In colonial New England, beautiful, young Hester Pryne bears a child although her husband is presumed lost at sea. She refuses to name the father and is condemned to wear a scarlet "A" and live as an outcast. As she transforms the badge of shame into a symbol of freedom, Hawthorne's dramatic masterpiece envisions an authentic relation between the sexes--and a different way of imagining love, sin, and redemption--that can form the basis for America's radical project of a true democracy.

Product Details

$11.95  $10.99
Warbler Classics
Publish Date
February 27, 2020
5.25 X 0.61 X 8.0 inches | 0.69 pounds
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About the Author

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) was an American writer whose work was aligned with the Romantic movement. Much of his output, primarily set in New England, was based on his anti-puritan views. He is a highly regarded writer of short stories, yet his best-known works are his novels, including The Scarlet Letter (1850), The House of Seven Gables (1851), and The Marble Faun (1860). Much of his work features complex and strong female characters and offers deep psychological insights into human morality and social constraints.

Ulrich Baer holds a BA from Harvard and a PhD from Yale. He is University Professor at New York University and has been awarded Guggenheim, Getty, and Alexander von Humboldt fellowships for his work. He is the translator and editor of Rainer Maria Rilke's The Dark Interval, Letters on Life, and Letters to a Young Poet. Other books include Remnants of Song, Spectral Evidence, What Snowflakes Get Right, and in the Warbler Press Contemplations series: Dickinson on Love, Nietzsche on Love, Rilke on Love, and Wilde on Love.
Carol Gilligan is the author of the groundbreaking book, In a Different Voice. In 1997 she became the first gender studies professor at Harvard and she now teaches at New York University. She has been awarded Spencer, Grawemeyer, and Heinz Awards and named one of the twenty-five most influential Americans by Time magazine. Recent works include The Birth of Pleasure, Kyra: A Novel, The Deepening Darkness, The Scarlet Letter (a play), Why Does Patriarchy Persist? (with Naomi Snider), and Darkness Now Visible (with David J. Richards).


"There could not be a more perfect work
of the American imagination." --D. H. Lawrence