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Pearl Prynne, embittered by her mother’s cruel treatment at the behest of the Puritan clergy and residents of Colonial Salem, resolves to fight the established traditions of male-dominated 17th Century New England and Great Britain and does so with wealth inherited from a most unlikely source. She also resolves to exclude all men from her personal life. However, her resolve is in conflict with her lusty nature and she uses one man to explore her sexuality and unwillingly falls in love with another, a man with an unusual relationship to her. In what the author has imagined would be the prequel and sequel to The Scarlet Letter, the interwoven lives of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s four principles: Pearl Prynne, her mother Hester, her father Arthur Dimmesdale, and the mysterious Roger Chillingworth, are revealed in detail. A must read for devotees of historical fiction.
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bf oswald was born in 1934 in Lakewood, Ohio and lived in Bay Village, Ohio until he left home at age sixteen. He completed his high school education at Randolph Macon Academy, Front Royal, VA; earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Allegheny College, Meadville, PA, and a Masters in Counseling, starting his graduate work at Oberlin College and completing it at METHESCO, Delaware. Ohio. During his adult life he served as a drill instructor in the U.S. Air Force, worked as a life guard at the Hotel Biloxi MacArthur, a short order cook in Meadville, a printer's devil in Philadelphia, and as a federal investigator working out of Baltimore. He relocated to his birth state and in various communities around North Central, Ohio was a high school teacher, minister, dairyman, contractor, and practiced as a psychotherapist - hypnotherapist, finally accepting an associate professorship at North Central Technical College, Mansfield, Ohio where he taught for twenty-five years and was awarded the honor of becoming the second Emeritus Professor in the college's history. During his academic career he taught twenty-three different courses that covered all aspects of human development and behavior from conception through dying and death, and created eighteen of those courses especially for the nursing, radiology, human services, and behavioral science curriculums. He also authored two textbooks, one on human sexuality, the other on aging, both published by the college; and contributed poetry, essays, and short fiction in the college literary journals. He and his wife, Cynthia, have a combined family of four daughters and a son, eight grandchildren, and two great grandsons. When not at home in rural south central Florida they travel the country in an RV visiting family and friends or touring.
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