Thescarlet letter. Ediz. integrale
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The story tells of Hester Prynne, condemned to wear the red letter A on her breast, as punishment for adultery – and because she resists all attempts of the Boston clergy to make her reveal the name of her child’s father. Prynne’s husband, an old physician who had remained in Europe, arrives in America to see her on the pillory. Assuming the name of Roger Chillingworth, he decides to seek revenge.
Henry James once said of The Scarlet Letter, "It is beautiful, admirable, extraordinary; it has in the highest degree that merit which I have spoken of as the mark of Hawthorne's best things—an indefinable purity and lightness of conception...One can often return to it; it supports familiarity and has the inexhaustible charm and mystery of great works of art."