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THE SCARLET LETTER

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Closeout Price! Originally published in London, 1920. Recommended. By Nathaniel Hawthorne. Art by Hugh Thomson. Nathaniel Hawthorne's 1850 masterpiece unfolds among the rigidly intolerant Puritans of the Massachusetts Bay colony, where Hester Prynne is condemned to wear the scarlet letter as a badge of shame. Deluxe hardcover  with gold-embossed cover and 31 full color plates. Hugh Thomson at his peak was as popular as Rackham and Dulac, doing many notable signed & numbered vellum-covered books in the same years before World War I, during the Golden Age of Illustration.

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Nathaniel Hawthorne's 1850 masterpiece unfolds among the rigidly intolerant Puritans of the Massachusetts Bay colony, where Hester Prynne is condemned to wear the scarlet letter as a badge of shame. Deluxe hardcover with gold-embossed cover and 31 full color plates. Hugh Thomson at his peak was as popular as Rackham and Dulac, doing many notable signed & numbered vellum-covered books in the same years before World War I, during the Golden Age of Illustration.

The pictures of Hester and her lovely little daughter are a delight. Thomson was the master of drawing early to mid-18th century English people, clothing, towns and countryside. So even though transported to America, he was a perfect choice for this period drama but he also brings a lighter feeling to the serious work.

In the original edition, this is an uncommon title. Produced AFTER the heyday of high-end, fancy illustrated books, it was probably too fancy and expensive a book in its day and likely didn't sell well, limited to just one printing. It was quite large and impressive, as is this new facsimile edition bound in dark green cloth.

A compelling tale of sin, guilt, and revenge--and of love and forgiveness. Rich in symbolism, the novel offers a uniquely American perspective on spiritual and moral issues.

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Item Code SCARLH
Publisher Calla
Publish Date 2016
ISBN 9781606600917
Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket
Dimensions 7x10
# Pages 296pg
Color Text/Full Color
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