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The Scarlet Letters

(2003)
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With such classic works as The Rector of Justin and, more recently, Manhattan Monologues, Louis Auchincloss has long established himself as one of our "most useful and intelligent writers" (New York Observer). Now this American master offers his cleverest novel yet: a triumphant modern twist on the legendary Hawthorne tale, in which secrets, sin, and suspense collide among the fabulously rich. The year is 1953, and the coastal village of Glenville, on the opulent north shore of Long Island, is shaken by scandal. Ambrose Vollard, the managing partner of a prestigious Wall Street law firm, gets word of an alleged affair in his family. Most astonishing, the adulterer is Rodman Jessup, Vollard's son-in-law, junior partner, and most likely successor. Until now Jessup has been admired for his impeccable morals and high ideals, so what could explain his affair with a woman of fading charms? All is on the line for Jessup, who threatens to upset Glenville's carefully calibrated social order. As each family member learns of the affair, the story reveals layer upon layer of abiding loyalties and shameless double-crossing. Wise, rich, and exuberantly entertaining, The Scarlet Letters posts a seductive missive to anyone ever tempted by power, wealth, or passion.

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Hardback Editions

April 2004 : USA Hardback

Title: The Scarlet Letters
Author(s): Louis Auchincloss
ISBN: 1-58547-410-X / 978-1-58547-410-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Pub
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November 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Scarlet Letters
Author(s): Louis Auchincloss
ISBN: 0-618-34159-5 / 978-0-618-34159-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
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Kindle Editions

November 2003 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Scarlet Letters
Author(s): Louis Auchincloss
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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