红字(第4级)(书虫·牛津英汉双语读物)
The Scarlet Letter

  • 作   者:

    霍桑
    Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • 译   者:

    周小敏

  • 出版社:

    外语教学与研究出版社
    Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press

  • 语   言:

    英文

  • 电子书:

    ¥4.90

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故事发生在17世纪的新英格兰。当时,清教徒们飘洋过海来到美洲,建立了新的城镇,同时也带来了自己国家的宗教和习俗。在早期马萨诸塞州的波士顿,教会的势力非常强大——非常冷酷无情。任何违背教会和上帝训诫的人都会受到惩罚。

但是对于赫斯特·普林,这个生下私生子的女人来说,她并不是唯一的罪人。那谁是孩子的父亲呢?他为什么不大胆地公开自己的身份?为什么赫斯特要承受胸佩红字的耻辱,而她的情人却可以逃脱惩罚?他不是也同样有罪吗?

This is the New England in the 1600s. The Puritans have crossed the sea to the shores of America, building their new towns, bringing their religion and their customs with them from the old country. And in the early years of Boston, in the State of Massachusetts, the church is strong—and unforgiving. Anyone who breaks the laws of the church, and of God, must be punished. But Hester Prynne, whose husband is not her baby's father, did not sin alone. Who is the father of her child? Why does he not speak out? Why should Hester wear the scarlet letter of shame, and not her lover? Is he not guilty too?

红字》讲述了发生在北美殖民时期的恋爱悲剧。女主人公海丝特·白兰嫁给了医生奇灵渥斯,他们之间却没有爱情。在孤独中白兰与牧师丁梅斯代尔相恋并生下女儿珠儿。白兰被当众惩罚,戴上标志“通奸”的红色A字示众。然而白兰坚贞不屈,拒不说出孩子的父亲。小说惯用象征手法,人物、情节和语言都颇具主观想象色彩,在描写中又常把人的心理活动和直觉放在首位。作品揭露了社会的残酷、宗教的欺骗和道德的虚伪。

The Scarlet Letter is an 1850 work of fiction in a historical setting, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The book is considered to be his "masterwork". Set in 17th-century Puritan Massachusetts Bay Colony, during the years 1642 to 1649, it tells the story of Hester Prynne, who conceives a daughter through an affair and struggles to create a new life of repentance and dignity. Throughout the book, Hawthorne explores themes of legalism, sin, and guilt.

霍桑,19世纪前半期美国伟大的小说家,其小说在思想内容和艺术手法上都独具一格,他力图借助想象去挖掘历史素材,以表面温和而实质犀利的笔锋暴露黑暗、讽刺邪恶、揭示真理。他是一位真正富有个性与创造力的作家,因而一直享誉英美和世界文坛,至今盛名不衰。

Nathaniel Hawthorne (born Nathaniel Hathorne; July 4, 1804 – May 19, 1864) was an American novelist, dark romantic, and short story writer. Much of Hawthorne's writing centers on New England, many works featuring moral allegories with a Puritan inspiration. His fiction works are considered part of the Romantic movement and, more specifically, dark romanticism. His themes often center on the inherent evil and sin of humanity, and his works often have moral messages and deep psychological complexity. His published works include novels, short stories, and a biography of his college friend Franklin Pierce.

塞勒姆,我的家乡,是一个平静的地方,没有太多的船只在这里的港口停靠,但在上个世纪我们和英国开战之前,这个港口还挺繁忙的。如今,船只都沿着海岸南下,驶向波士顿或纽约的大港口了。塞勒姆旧港口建筑物周围的街道上蔓生着野草。

Salem, my home town, is a quiet place, and not many ships call at the port here, though in the last century, before the war within Britain, the port was often busy. Now the ships go down the coast to the great seaports of Boston or New York, and grass grows in the streets around the old port buildings in Salem.

  • 版权页
  • 内容简介
  • THE SCARLET LETTER
  • Salem, my home town...
  • 塞勒姆,我的家乡
  • 1 Hester Prynne's shame
  • 1.赫斯特·普林的耻辱
  • 2 Roger Chillingworth's secret
  • 2.罗杰·奇林沃思的秘密
  • 3 A fatherless child
  • 3.没有父亲的孩子
  • 4 A man sent by the Devil
  • 4.魔鬼派来的人
  • 5 A night on the scaffold
  • 5.绞刑台上的一晚
  • 6 Hester meets the enemy
  • 6.赫斯特遇到敌人
  • 7 A walk in the forest
  • 7.林中散步
  • 8 Hope for the future
  • 8.希望
  • 9 Escape
  • 9.逃亡
  • 10 Hester Prynne's sadness
  • 10.赫斯特·普林的悲伤
  • ACTIVITIES *Before Reading*
  • ACTIVITIES *While Reading*
  • ACTIVITIES *After Reading*
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