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The Scarlet Letter

Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic novel set in the Puritan Massachusetts Bay Colony

Author

Nathaniel Hawthorne, illustrated by W A Dwiggins

Publisher

The Heritage Press, New York, 1946
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Printing Details

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.

Condition

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).

Price

£10.00
 

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