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Scarlet Letter

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ISBN-10: 0194791831

ISBN-13: 9780194791830

Edition: 3rd 2008

Authors: Oxford University Press Staff, Jennifer Bassett, Nathaniel Hawthorne, John Escott

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List price: $10.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/18/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 96
Size: 5.04" wide x 7.76" long x 0.24" tall
Weight: 0.242

Nathaniel Hawthorne was born on July 4, 1804 in Salem, Mass. When Hawthorne was four years old, his father died. Years later, with financial help from his maternal relatives who recognized his literary talent, Hawthorne was able to enroll in Bowdoin College. Among his classmates were the important literary and political figures Horatio Bridge, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Franklin Pierce. These friends supplied Hawthorne with employment during the early years after graduation while Hawthorne was still establishing himself as a legitimate author. Hawthorne's first novel, Fanshawe, which he self-published in 1928, wasn't quite the success that he had hoped it would be. Not willing to give…