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
December 30
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
339
Pages
PUBLISHER
Public Domain
SELLER
Public Domain
SIZE
336.8
KB

Customer Reviews

Twin balls of calm ,

The Scarlet Letter

This would be a great book if an editor had the nerve to tell Hawthorne to cut all the extraneous words. I love the story of sin and redemption and the idea that any sin can be redeemed by atonement for sin.

rebelangel27 ,

The Scarlet Letter

I just read this book for my AP American History class. I thought it was going to be just another boring, archaic book but I ended up loving it! It starts off a bit slow in the beginning but it soon completely draws you in. I read this in two days (and I had ton of homework during that time)! I would definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in a good read.

Johncarllos ,

Slow

Boring, absurd stream on consciousness sections, hyper-symbolism detracts from simply reading. Painful at times.

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