As a phenomenon of intellectual history, The Scarlet Letter
represents a definitive formulation of the classic liberal ideas that mark the emergence of the modern world. Like the Declaration of Independence, The Scarlet Letter
stands on the shoulders of well-evolved political and theological discussions advancing a range of independent notions concerning human nature, individualism, community, open public disclosure, the “real” authority of law, separation of government institutions and powers, and the separation of church and state. Featuring a penetrating afterword by Carter Kaplan, the International Authors edition of The Scarlet Letter
is intended for students and scholars seeking to cultivate a deep appreciation for Hawthorne's genius and art.
Published by International Authors.