The Scarlet Letter
Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic novel set in the Puritan Massachusetts Bay Colony
Undated, c1946. First thus. Hardback, cloth spine with decorative paper covered boards, in slipcase. 24 × 15.5cm, 280pp.
The Scarlet Letter tells the story of Hester Prynne, who conceives a daughter through an affair and then struggles to create a new life of repentance and dignity. Containing a number of religious and historic allusions, the book explores themes of legalism, sin, and guilt. Illustrated in colour by W A Dwiggins who was also the designer of the book.
The book is in very good condition, with a touch of fading to the spine. The slipcase is a bit rubbed and yellowed. This copy lacks the Sandglass (the introductory pamphlet that came with Heritage Press editions).