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Sites about The Scarlet Letter

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Classic novel set in Puritan New England, in which main character Hester Prynne is accused of adultery.

Characters: Hester Prynne, Pearl, Rev. Dimmesdale, Rev. John Wilson, Roger Chillingworth, Governor Bellingham
Keywords: Scarlet Letter, sin, adultery

Critical sites about The Scarlet Letter

Introduction to The Scarlet Letter
This is the introduction that Bates, a professor at Wellesley College, wrote for the 1902 edition of The Scarlet Letter.
Author: Katherine Lee Bates
From: 1902
The Scarlet Letter: A Twice-Told Tale
This speech given by Sacvan Bercovitch compares the movie with the novel and comments on the themes in both, speaking more to the novel and its content.
Contains: Review, Character Analysis
Author: Bercovitch, Sacvan
From: Nathaniel Hawthorne Review vol 22 no 2, pp 1-20, Fall 1996
Keywords: progess, sin, movie review

Other (non-critical) sites about The Scarlet Letter

The Classic Text: Traditions and Interpretations: Nathaniel Hawthorne: The Scarlet Letter
Part of “The Classic Text: Traditions and Interpretations”, an online exhibit which “examines some of the high spots of the western literary canon. It explores the foundations of their iconographic standing, demonstrating how they arrive at this status through a variety of means, and not always on the basis of their literary worth. The exhibition gives special focus to how printers, publishers, editors, illustrators, and translators have used the icon of the classic text as a venue for their own agendas.”
Author: Christopher Barth, Virginia Haas, Sarah McDanie
From: University of Wisconsin Milwaukee – Special Collections Library
Author: Christopher Barth, Virginia Haas, Sarah McDanie
From: University of Wisconsin Milwaukee – Special Collections Library
Reading Group Guide: The Scarlet Letter
Discussion questions for the work.
Contains: Content Analysis

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