The Scarlet Letter

    • 3.6 • 165 Ratings

Publisher Description

An Apple Books Classic edition.


Hester Prynne lives in infamy. After committing adultery and bearing a child with a man whose name she refuses to divulge, the heroine of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel is forced to wear a scarlet A to mark her shame for all to see.


Hawthorne’s American classic reflects the Puritan mindset of Boston in the 1600s, where public humiliation was acceptable punishment for a woman who bucked the norms. Never mind that Hester’s husband was widely believed to have died at sea and that Hester and her daughter are living a quiet life of good deeds in their little cottage outside town. Someone wants revenge-and will stop at nothing to get it.


The Scarlet Letter incorporates supernatural elements with historical fiction. It’s a dark tale of sin and redemption with an unforgettable heroine whose story continues to fascinate readers and inspire film adaptations.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
1850
30 December
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
339
Pages
PUBLISHER
Public Domain
SIZE
336.8
KB

Customer Reviews

Guffaw gurning ,

Loved this!

I really loved this, it was well-written, and had a sense of magical realism to it. I would highly recommend it if you like nuanced writing.

More Books by Nathaniel Hawthorne

2022
2008
1864
2019
1992
2022

Customers Also Bought

1847
1851
2010
1815
1868
1817

Other Books in This Series

1813
1892
1861
1899
1897
1847