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The scarlet letter

Series: Great books Published by : Discovery Communications, Inc. Physical details: 25 min. ; color & b/w ISBN:1563315351. Year: 1997
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The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne's great novel. The Scarlet Letter, explores the timeless conflict between private truth and public appearance and the choice between sin and salvation. Although Hawthorne's masterpiece was written in the nineteenth century and set in Puritan New England, the story of Hester Prynne's adulterous relationship with a young clergyman reflects questions still asked today: What is moral? What is good? Are they the same or different? The Scarlet Letter's penetrating moral vision, intense symbolism, and stylistic subtlety have had a wide-ranging influence on writers ever since it was published.