This is a trade paper edition of Hawthorne's masterpiece, with a new introduction by Kathryn Harrison, issued on the 150th anniversary of publication.
"[Nathaniel Hawthorne] recaptured, for his New England, the essence of Greek tragedy." --Malcolm Cowley
Kathryn Harrison has written the novels "Enchantments, Thicker Than Water, Exposure, Poison, The Binding Chair, The Seal Wife, "and "Envy." Her autobiographical work includes "The Kiss, Seeking Rapture, The Road to Santiago, "and "The Mother Knot." She lives in New York with her husband, the novelist Colin Harrison, and their three children.