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The Scarlet Letter and Other Writings
Nathaniel Hawthorne,Srirupa Chatterjee(Ed)
Price : ₹ 325.00  
ISBN : 9788125062875
Language : English
Pages : 372
Binding : Paperback
Book Size : 140 x 216 mm
Year : 2016
Series : Orient BlackSwan Critical Texts
Territorial Rights : World
Imprint : No Image
About the Book

Nathaniel Hawthorne is one of American literature's greatest luminaries, and was instrumental in the formation of the American literary canon. This edition seeks to introduce readers to what has been called his “masterwork”, The Scarlet Letter, along with a choice selection of his short stories. Meticulously edited and annotated, this book features a detailed introduction providing contextual and thematic information, and employs contemporary critical perspectives. Supplemented with erudite critical essays by R. K. Gupta and Nina Baym, this edition of Hawthorne's key writings brings the texts and their contexts closer to the reader.

Table of Contents



The Puritanical Heritage and New England

American Transcendentalism

The Life and Art of Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Scarlet Letter and the Spirit of American Transcendentalism

The Legacy of The Scarlet Letter


 The Scarlet Letter

Preface to the Second Edition

The Custom-House

The Scarlet Letter

 Other Writings

Mrs. Hutchinson

Young Goodman Brown

The Minister’s Black Veil

The Birthmark

 Notes and Annotations

 Critical Readings

Kalidasa’s Sakuntala and Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter

R. K. Gupta

 Revisiting Hawthorne’s Feminism

Nina Baym

 Selected Bibliography


Contributors (Author(s), Editor(s), Translator(s), Illustrator(s) etc.)

Srirupa Chatterjee teaches at the Department of Liberal Arts, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad.