Thursday, June 28, 2012

The International Authors edition of The Scarlet Letter


















Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) was an American short story writer and novelist. Known for sophisticated allegorical and moralistic tales often set in New England, he was the first American author to produce a uniquely American epic, The Scarlet Letter, a work that sets the pattern for the Great American Novel, a thematic form built upon a post-Calvinist worldview that intermingles an ironic appreciation for human individualism with a determined commitment to political liberty and intellectual freedom. Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick and Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn are heirs to Hawthorne’s revelation.

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5 comments:

Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Nice effect with the word "Scarlet" in scarlet.

Why not allow Amazon to use "Look inside the Book"? If some of your essay could be seen, that might attract readers.

Jeffery Hodges

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Carter Kaplan said...

Thanks. I'll follow up on your "Look Inside the Book" suggestion.

dhr said...

>Nice effect with the word "Scarlet" in scarlet.

And using letters to compose the word "Letter"!

Carter Kaplan said...

Yes, not too many people use letters in this way!

Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

I just don't write letters anymore. I email instead . . .

Jeffery Hodges

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