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La lettera scarlatta (22)

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Categoria: Classici

Editore: Crescere Edizioni
Anno: 2013
Lingua: Italianoa
Rilegatura: Flessibile
256 pagine

ISBN 13: 9788883372179
ISBN 10: 8883372174

Nathaniel Hawhthorne’s most famous novel was published in 1850 and takes place in Puritan New England, focusing on a community where a beautiful young woman, Hester Prynne, and her illegitimate child are subject to persecution and ostracism; while the mother refuses to name her co-conspirator in adultery, and the father of her child burns up with secret guilt and shame. Hawthorne’s family history caused much of his interest in this time period, but his spiritual leanings toward the popular Transcendental movement precipitated this classic novel where oppression, injustice and intolerance – and their consequences – are explored in turn.