The Scarlet Letter. By Nathaniel Hawthorne. Illustrations by W.A. Dwiggins. Collector’s Edition. Easton Press. Norwalk, 1975.

$55.00

First published in 1850 but set in Puritan colonial America, The Scarlet Letter is one of the founding classics of American Literature. It is a tale of a child born out of wedlock. The main character, Hester Prynne, must navigate a patriarchal world with her newborn child, and forever wear the scarlet “A”. The work met polarizing reviews in Hawthorne’s lifetime; although, most were positive. But in the 20th century, modernist authors and critics returned to the novel with high praise. D.H. Lawrence called it a “perfect work of the American imagination.”

This fine Easton Press Collector’s Edition is part of the “100 Greatest Books Ever Written” series. Bound in full red leather with lavish 22k gilt stamping. Raised bands. Silk tan endpapers and bookmark ribbon sewn in. All edges gilt. Former owner’s stamp to title page. With the original Easton Press bookplate inserted and unsigned.

A fine collector’s copy of Hawthorne’s classic.

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The Scarlet Letter. By Nathaniel Hawthorne. Illustrations by W.A. Dwiggins. Collector’s Edition. Easton Press. Norwalk, 1975.

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Weight 7 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 5 in