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The Scarlet Letter: A Romance
The Scarlet Letter: A Romance
by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Scarlet Letter: A Romance is a 1850 novel in a historical setting, written by American author Nathaniel Hawthorne.[1] The book is considered to be his "masterwork".[2] Set in 17th-century Puritan Massachusetts Bay Colony, during the years 1642 to 1649, it tells the story of Hester Prynne, who conceives a daughter through an affair and struggles to create a new life of repentance and dignity. Throughout the book, Hawthorne explores themes of legalismsin, and guilt.

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