Adultery, from Hawthorne to Updike
Surely ours is an age in which a work like Nathaniel Hawthorne’s 19th-century masterpiece, The Scarlet Letter, could no longer be written. For one thing, the story of a single act of adultery so severely consequential that it fatally transforms the lives
About the Author
Carol Iannone reviewed Wendy Wasserstein’s Elements of Style in the September 2006 COMMENTARY.