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The Scarlet Letter

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$31.00 • £26.95 • €28.95

ISBN 9780674035744

Publication Date: 12/15/2009


336 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

Belknap Press

The John Harvard Library


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  • Introduction to The Scarlet Letter
  • A Preface to the Text
  • Textual Introduction: The Scarlet Letter
  • Preface to the Second Edition
  • The Custom-House-Introductory
  • 1. The Prison-Door
  • 2. The Market-Place
  • 3. The Recognition
  • 4. The Interview
  • 5. Hester at Her Needle
  • 6. Pearl
  • 7. The Governor’s Hall
  • 8. The Elf-Child and the Minister
  • 9. The Leech
  • 10. The Leech and His Patient
  • 11. The Interior of a Heart
  • 12. The Minister’s Vigil
  • 13. Another View of Hester
  • 14. Hester and the Physician
  • 15. Hester and Pearl
  • 16. A Forest Walk
  • 17. The Pastor and His Parishioner
  • 18. A Flood of Sunshine
  • 19. The Child at the Brook-Side
  • 20. The Minister in a Maze
  • 21. The New England Holiday
  • 22. The Procession
  • 23. The Revelation of the Scarlet Letter
  • 24. Conclusion
  • Variants in the First Edition
  • Variants in the Second Edition
  • Editorial Emendations in the Copy-Text
  • Textual Notes
  • Historical Collation
  • Word-Division
  • Special Collation List: Variants between the First and Second Editions
  • Appendix to the Third Printing

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