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This book has 144 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1850.
The Scarlet Letter is a novel by American author Nathaniel Hawthorne, first published in 1850. Set in the Puritan Massachusetts Bay Colony between the years 1642 and 1649, the book tells the story of Hester Prynne, who has had a child out of wedlock, and whose father is a mystery. For her sin, she is made to wear an embroidered scarlet A (for 'Adulteress') on her clothes. She now faces a life of unending shame in the stern and religious Puritan colony, in a part of the world where there are no others to turn to. The novel is highly allegorical, and explores themes of sin, guilt, repentance, and, forgiveness.
№ 1 in Anne Haight's List of Banned Books
№ 16 in The Guardian's 100 Best Novels Written In English
№ 20 in The Guardian's 100 Greatest Novels Of All Time
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