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
SELLER
Public Domain
SIZE
240.3
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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