Scarlet Letter
Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Narrated By: Nancy Peterson, B. J. Harrison

Duration: 9 hours and 53 minutes

What to expect

A tale of betrayal, revenge, loyalty, and redemption, The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a true classic.

Hester Prynne settles in a little town in Puritan-era Massachusetts while awaiting her husband’s arrival from England. Hester becomes pregnant, exposing her sin in the eyes of the townsfolk. Her penalty: wearing an embroidered A on her bosom for the remainder of her life.

When Hester’s husband arrives in the town anticipating a joyous reunion with his young wife, he instead begins a cankering quest to uncover the father of Hester’s child.

Genre

Classic fiction

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“A perfect work of the American imagination.”