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The Scarlet Letter: A Reading (Twayne's Masterwork Studies Series)

Baym, Nina

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ISBN 10: 0805780017 / ISBN 13: 9780805780017
Published by Twayne Publishers, 1986
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Title: The Scarlet Letter: A Reading (Twayne's ...

Publisher: Twayne Publishers

Publication Date: 1986

Book Condition:Good

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Written in an easy-to-read, accessible style by teachers with years of classroom experience, Masterwork Studies are guides to the literary works most frequently studied in high school. Presenting ideas that spark imaginations, these books help students to gain background knowledge on great literature useful for papers and exams. The goal of each study is to encourage creative thinking by presenting engaging information about each work and its author. This approach allows students to arrive at sound analyses of their own, based on in-depth studies of popular literature.

Each volume:

-- Illuminates themes and concepts of a classic text

-- Uses clear, conversational language

-- Is an accessible, manageable length from 140 to 170 pages

-- Includes a chronology of the author's life and era

-- Provides an overview of the historical context

-- Offers a summary of its critical reception

-- Lists primary and secondary sources and index

From the Back Cover:

Together with her own thought-provoking reading of the text, Professor Baym offers a comprehensive review of previous critical responses to 'The Scarlet Letter, ' a chronology, a bibliography, and an index. Ultimately, this critical monograph is an invitation to read and appreciate Hawthorne at his best.

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