Publisher Description

The story begins in seventeenth - century Salem, Massachusetts, then a Puritan settlement. A young woman, Hester Prynne, is led from the town prison with her infant daughter, Pearl, in her arms and the scarlet letter “A” on her breast. The scarlet letter “A” represents the act of adultery that she has committed; it is to be a symbol of her sin for all to see. She will not reveal her lover’s identity, however, and the scarlet letter, along with her public shaming, is her punishment for her sin and her secrecy.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
1864
January 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
339
Pages
PUBLISHER
Public Domain
SIZE
240.3
KB

Customer Reviews

rovikesh ,

A for Archaic

Read it to be amazed by not only what people did in generations gone by, but also how people thought! The townspeople's reaction, their tongue clicking and self-righteous indignation are understandable enough. Hester's self-loathing is a different matter. "Live a little, woman!" one wants to yell at her.

TheVichu ,

Scarlett Letter

Engrossing read! Rich, fast paced and yet so subtle in its simple presentation!

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