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The Scarlet Letter

Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Barlowe, Jamie. The Scarlet Mob of Scribblers: Rereading Hester Prynne. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2000.

Baym, Nina. The Scarlet Letter: A Reading. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1986.

Bell, Millicent, ed. Hawthorne and the Real: Bicentennial Essays. Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press, 2005.

Bercovitch, Sacvan. The Office of the Scarlet Letter. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992.

Berlant, Lauren. The Anatomy of National Fantasy: Hawthorne, Utopia, and Everyday Life. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991.

Bloom, Harold, ed. Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 2007.

Johnson, Claudia D. Understanding The Scarlet Letter: A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1995.

Kesterson, David B., ed. Critical Essays on Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1988.

Matthiessen, F. O. American Renaissance: Art and Expression in the Age of Emerson and Whitman. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1941.

Thickstun, Margaret. Fictions of the Feminine: Puritan Doctrine and the Representation of Women. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1988.

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seperation of church and state

by Dawm, August 19, 2012

I think that is should also be mentioned how the rule of law was based on thier religion. They did not seperate the church and state as they do now.

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about the book.....

by c3monea, August 30, 2012

this is a great book i just wished that they talked in a langue that i could understand :p

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by pianoprincess2014, September 02, 2012

SparkNotes is the best! "The Scarlet Letter" has the most confusing Olde English I think I've ever had to muddle through. Thankfully, SparkNotes broke it down for me and explained what's going on when, 'cause you just can't understand with all the beating around the bush!

This SparkNote was amazingly easy to understand, I just wish that someone would rewrite the book with modern English. But anyway, the quizzes are SUPER (Let me stress that super) helpful. Since the chapter summaries are so well written, I was actually able to come to... Read more

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