Nathaniel Hawthorne

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The Scarlet Letter (Oxford World´s Classics)


Thou and thine, Hester Prynne, belong to me. With these chilling words a husband claims his wife after a two-year absence. But the child she clutches is not his, and Hester wears a scarlet "A" upon her breast, the sign of adultery visible to all. Under an assumed name, her husband begins his vindictive search for her lover, determined to expose what Hester is equally determined to protect. Defiant and proud, Hester witnesses the degradation of two very different men, as moral codes and legal imperatives painfully collide. Set in the Puritan community of seventeenth-century Boston, The Scarlet Letter also sheds light on the nineteenth century in which it was written, as Hawthorne explores his ambivalent relations with his Puritan forebears. The text of this edition is taken from the Centenary Edition of Hawthorne's works, the most authoritative critical edition. It includes a new, wide-ranging introduction that sheds light on the novel's autobiographical, historical, and literary contexts, a comprehensive and up-to-date bibliography, and thorough notes that provide essential information on Puritan and nineteenth-century life. About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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Scarlet letter


A dramatic, moving depiction of social defiance and social deference, of passion and human frailty. Set in the harsh Puritan community of seventeenth-century Boston, this tale of an adulterous entanglement that results in an illegitimate birth reveal s Nathaniel Hawthorne's concerns with the tension between the public and the private selves. Publicly disgraced and ostracized, Hester Prynne draws on her inner strength and certainty of spirit to emerge as the first true heroine of American fiction. Arthur Dimmesdale stands as a classic study of a seld divided; trapped by the rules of society, he suppresses his passion and disavows his lover, Hester, and their daughter, Pearl.
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Šarlátové písmeno


V Novom Anglicku 17. storočia sa medzi prvými kolonizátormi odohráva dráma plná citov. Na príbehu Hester Prynnovej autor majstrovsky zobrazuje dôsledky jediného hriechu z vášne pre troch ľudí – nešťastnú Hester, jej milenca a jej zákonného manžela. Prísne zákony puritánskeho spoločenstva odsúdia Hester a jej dieťa na osamelý život pod znamením hanby, čo tento ušľachtilý duch znáša iba s veľkou bolesťou. Nachádza však v sebe dostatok vnútornej sily a s pokorou prijíma svoj osud. Spoluvinník sa navonok teší veľkej úcte, obdivu a zbožňovania davmi, no vo vnútri jeho ducha zžierajú výčitky svedomia. Uväznený medzi zákonmi spoločnosti, vlastnými potláčanými túžbami a silnými pocitmi viny žije v pretvárke a skryté utrpenie sa v dôsledkoch prejaví i na jeho podlomenom zdraví. Toto všetko s krutou radosťou pozoruje manžel Hester, kedysi láskavý a učený muž, ktorému krivda ublížila. Svoj život venuje túžbe po pomste, ktorá jeho existenciu napĺňa zlom.rnŠarlátové písmeno je vrcholné dielo amerického spisovateľa Nathaniela Hawthorna, ktorý excelentne spracoval na svoju dobu citlivé témy ako hriech, právny dogmatizmus a morálka. Preklad: Ján Kamenistý
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Four Classic American Novels


Shining examples of American literature at its best, these four novels explore timeless themes adventure, war, sex, and morality through compelling narratives. An adulteress, a runaway boy, a terrified soldier, and a maltreated sailor the heroes of these novels have become a part of popular culture. This indispensable volume includes "The Scarlet Letter "by Nathaniel Hawthorne "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn "by Mark Twain "The Red Badge of Courage "by Stephen Crane "Billy Budd "by Herman Melville With an Introduction by Sandra Newman".
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The Scarlet Letter


HarperCollins is pround to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. 'Ah, but let her cover the mark as she will, the pang of it will be always in her heart.' A tale of sin, punishment and atonement, The Scarlet Letter exposes the moral rigidity of a 17th-Century Puritan New England community when faced with the illegitimate child of a young mother. Regarded as the first real heroine of American fiction, it is Hester Prynne's strength of character that resonates with the reader when her harsh sentence is cast. It is in her refusal to reveal the identity of the father in the face of her accusers that Hawthorne champions his heroine and berates the weakness of Society for attacking the innocent.
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A skarlát betű - Helikon zsebkönyvek 31.


„Hacsak az emberek nem barátságtalanabbak az átlagosnál, az én bolond szokásom az, hogy kedvesen viselkedem velük..” Ez a nő szégyent hozott valamennyiünkre, és ezért halált érdemel. Hát nem ezt mondja ki a törvény? De igenis! Ott van a Szentírásban és a törvénykönyvben egyaránt.
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Šarlatové písmeno


Klasický román vypráví o ženě, která se prohřešila proti zákonům morálky tím, že odmítla prozradit otce svého nemanželského dítěte. Poutavý příběh o vině a trestu, diktovaný úzkoprsou puritánskou morálkou, je poznamenán temným ovzduším hrůzy, patosu a lítosti. Hrdinka příběhu Hester Prynneová je jedinou optimistickou postavou příběhu, která silou vůle a touhou po dobru odolává tíživému prostředí puritánského Bostonu. Hořký a krutý příběh je naplněn vírou v lidskou soudnost a statečnost.
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Šarlatové písmeno


Klasický román americké literatury vypráví o ženě, která se prohřešila proti zákonům morálky tím, že odmítla prozradit otce svého nemanželského dítěte. Poutavý příběh o vině a trestu, diktovaný úzkoprsou puritánskou morálkou, je poznamenán temným ovzduším hrůzy, patosu a lítosti. Hrdinka příběhu Hester Prynnová je jedinou optimistickou postavou příběhu, která silou vůle a touhou po dobru odolává tíživému prostředí puritánského Bostonu. Hořký a krutý příběh je naplněn vírou v lidskou soudnost a statečnost, která jej přibližuje i dnešnímu čtenáři.
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Lacná kniha Šarlátové písmeno (-70%)


Mladá žena, jej zbabelý milenec a starnúci pomstychtivý manžel - to sú hlavné postavy tejto drámy o konflikte medzi láskou a konvenciami v puritánskej Amerike. Majstrovsky spracované dielo sa stalo námetom na rovnomenný film v hlavnej úlohe s Demi Moore. Film však nemôže v celej šírke zachytiť atmosféru diela, takže knihu sa oplatí prečítať aj tým, ktorí film videli. (130x205, 238 strán, TV, ČB, r. vyd. 2006)
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OWC Young Goodman Brown and Other Tales


This selection of twenty of Hawthorne's tales is the first in paperback to present his most important short works with full annotation in one volume.
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OWC House of the Seven Gables


In the final years of the seventeenth century in a small New England town, the venerable Colonel Pyncheon decides to erect a ponderously oak-framed and spacious family mansion. It occupies the spot where Matthew Maule, `an obscure man', had lived in a log hut, until his execution for witchcraft. From the scaffold, Maule points his finger at the presiding Colonel and cries `God will give him blood to drink!' The fate of Colonel Pyncheon exerts a heavy influence on his descendants in the crumbling mansion for the next century and a half. Hawthorne called his novel a `Romance', drawing on the Gothic tradition which embraced and exploited the thrills of the supernatural. Unlike The Scarlet Letter, with its unrelentingly dark view of human natur e and guilt, Hawthorne sought to write `a more natural and healthy product of my mind', a story which would show guilt to be a trick of the imagination. The tension between fantasy and a new realism underpins the novel's descriptive virtuosity.
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any narrative of human action and adventure - whether we call it history or Romance - is certain to be a fragile handiwork, more easily rent than mended' The fragility - and the durability - of human life and art dominate this story of American expat riates in Italy in the mid-nineteenth century. Befriended by Donatello, a young Italian with the classical grace of the 'Marble Faun', Miriam, Hilda, and Kenyon find their pursuit of art taking a sinister turn as Miriam's unhappy past precipitates th e present into tragedy. Hawthorne's 'International Novel' dramatizes the confrontation of the Old World and the New and the uncertain relationship between the 'authentic' and the 'fake', in life as in art. The author's evocative descriptions of class ic sites made The Marble Faun a favourite guidebook to Rome for Victorian tourists, but this richly ambiguous symbolic romance is also the story of a murder, and a parable of the Fall of Man. As the characters find their civilized existence disrupted by the awful consequences of impulse, Hawthorne leads his readers to question the value of Art and Culture and addresses the great evolutionary debate which was beginning to shake Victorian society.
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Šarlátové písmeno


Mladá žena, jej zbabelý milenec a starnúci pomstychtivý manžel - to sú hlavné postavy tejto drámy o konflikte medzi láskou a konvenciami v puritánskej Amerike. Majstrovsky spracované dielo sa stalo námetom na rovnomenný film v hlavnej úlohe s Demi Moore. Film však nemôže v celej šírke zachytiť atmosféru diela, takže knihu sa oplatí prečítať aj tým, ktorí film videli. (130x205, 238 strán, TV, ČB, r. vyd. 2006)
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Hester Prynne is a young wife who has sinned in the eyes of her society. In the rigid moral climate of 17th-century New England, she endures a harsh punishment. Hester has to draw on her inner strength of spirit. She is one of the finest heroines of American fiction. This American classic is a troubling story of crime, sin, guilt and punishment.
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Set in the harsh Puritan community of seventeenth-century Boston, this tale of an adulterous entanglement that results in an illegitimate birth reveals Nathaniel Hawthorne´s concerns with the tension between the public and the private selves. Publicly dis
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Oxford Bookworms Library 4 Scarlet Letter


Scarlet is the colour of sin, and the letter 'A' stands for 'Adultery'. In the 1600s, in Boston, Massachusetts, love was allowed only between a husband and a wife. A child born outside marriage was a child of sin. Hester Prynne must wear the scarlet letter on her dress for the rest of her life. How can she ever escape from this public shame? What will happen to her child, growing up in the shadow of the scarlet letter? The future holds no joy for Hester Prynne. And what will happen to her sinful lover - the father of her child?
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