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The Scarlet Letter
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Nathaniel Hawthorne's famous novel of hidden guilt and societal condemnation (1850)
  • So little adapted is the atmosphere of a Custom-house to the delicate harvest of fancy and sensibility, that, had I remained there through ten Presidencies yet to come, I doubt whether the tale of "The Scarlet Letter" would ever have been brought before the public eye.
    Introductory (75% in)

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  • INTRODUCTORY TO "THE SCARLET LETTER".
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  • In the absorbing contemplation of the scarlet letter, I had hitherto neglected to examine a small roll of dingy paper, around which it had been twisted.
    Introductory (69% in)
  • Prying further into the manuscript, I found the record of other doings and sufferings of this singular woman, for most of which the reader is referred to the story entitled "THE SCARLET LETTER"; and it should be borne carefully in mind that the main facts of that story are authorized and authenticated by the document of Mr. Surveyor Pue.
    Introductory (71% in)
  • The original papers, together with the scarlet letter itself—a most curious relic—are still in my possession, and shall be freely exhibited to whomsoever, induced by the great interest of the narrative, may desire a sight of them.
    Introductory (71% in)

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