The scarlet letter

In an extended introduction, Hawthorne describes his employment in the Salem Custom House, and how he purportedly found an old document and a piece of cloth embroidered with the letter "A" in a pile of old papers. This fictitious document being the germ of the story that Hawthorne writes, as follows.

The scarlet letter

Autopsy of the Montenegrin Stitch: Exhumed has been reprinted and is now available for purchase. Marsha, It is my understanding that you have a gallery of award pieces. I am sharing this. Visit the gallery to see more Scarlet Letter samplers.

Thanks to Sylvia for sharing the comments and photo! A message from Irene: Recently I stitched your German sampler Hanna Katerina what a truly wonderful pattern and to say I enjoyed it would be putting it mildly.

As I stitched each motif I went in search of the meaning behind each one, the story that unfolded was truly amazing. Your reproduction of this sampler is clear and precise and a joy to follow and stitch.

Last week Hanna Katerina journeyed to the Saratoga County Fair where she won a blue ribbon, she enjoyed the trip and it was a honor for me to accept it on her behalf. I continue to constantly go to your site for my patterns and "eye" candy.

Thank you for your dedication and talent in providing these wonderful histories and patterns. Thanks to Irene for sharing the comments and photo! ANN FORREST This very delicate Scottish sampler with its bold color scheme was designed with a four sided stylized honeysuckle border surrounding horizontal rows of illuminated alphabets and double running stitch motifs.

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More about Ann Forrest. More about Susanna Parker. The reproduction is stitched on linen with cross, petit point cross stitch over one thread of linenstraight, and counted satin stitches.

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More about Christian Nimmo. More about Elizabeth Masterton. It illustrates a stylized "Tree of Life": It could be derived from Middle English "ring" plus "rose" but the exact meaning is not clear. It is likely that this sampler was made in northern England.

More about Harriot Ringrose. At first I believed that the sampler was either English or Irish, judging by the unusual surname, until, in my research, I came upon the gravestone of a Fanny H.

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Her work is more free form, with an unusual firmament stitched across the top fifth of the sampler which includes a blood red sun, a rainbow the first I've ever seen on a samplerthe moon and stars.

Most fascinating to me are the verses. Some of these samplers will be reproduced in the future.The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras/5(K).

From a general summary to chapter summaries to explanations of famous quotes, the SparkNotes The Scarlet Letter Study Guide has everything you need to ace quizzes, tests, and essays. The Scarlet Letter Homework Help Questions.

In The Scarlet Letter, why is Pearl often compared to an elf? An important part of Pearl's character is the way that she is developed as being somehow. The Scarlet Letter opens with a long preamble about how the book came to be written.

The nameless narrator was the surveyor of the customhouse in Salem, Massachusetts. The nameless narrator was the surveyor of the customhouse in Salem, Massachusetts.

The Scarlet Letter study guide contains a biography of Nathaniel Hawthorne, literature essays, a complete e-text, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.

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