copyright 1973; The Heritage Press; hardbound; includes the original "THE HERITAGE CLUB, Sandglass" flier (pic); very good as-new condition; slipcase very good; a lovely, collectible book.
Set in 17th-century Puritan Boston, Massachusetts, during the years 1642 to 1649, it tells the story of Hester Prynne, who conceives a daughter through an affair and will not reveal her lover’s identity. The scarlet letter A (for adultery) she has to wear on her clothes, along with her public shaming, is her punishment for her sin and her secrecy. She struggles to create a new life of repentance and dignity. Throughout the book, Hawthorne explores themes of legalism, sin, and guilt.