The Scarlet Letter

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Versions of
The Scarlet Letter
by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Scarlet Letter is a romance novel published in 1850 by Nathaniel Hawthorne, and it is generally considered to be Hawthorne's masterpiece. Themes of grace, legalism, and guilt are explored throughout the book.

Versions of The Scarlet Letter include:
  • The Scarlet Letter (1850), 1st edition, Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields. (external scan)
  • The Scarlet Letter (1850), 2nd edition, Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields. With added Preface
    • republished 1864, Boston: Ticknor and Fields (external scan)
    • republished 1866, Boston: Ticknor and Fields (external scan)
    • republished 1866, London: Bell & Daldy (external scan)
    • republished 1871, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company (external scan)
    • Illustrated (1877) (external scan)
    • Bundled with The Blithedale Romance (1879), Boston: Houghton, Osgood and Company (external scan)
  • The Scarlet Letter: A Dramatic Composition (George Parsons Lathrop, 1897) (external scan)
  • The Scarlet Stigma: A Drama in Four Acts (James Edgar Smith, 1899) (external scan)