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In this prequel to Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter , Hester had married the wrong man. 17th-century English society, superstitious and poised on the brink of Civil War, left her with few choices - stay with a cold man, or escape his increasingly oppressive jurisdiction. Hester fled.
Christopher Bigsby is |Professor of American Studies at the University of East Anglia, and is Director of the Arthur Miller Centre there.
Winner of McKitterick Prize 1995.
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