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The Scarlet Letter

Nathaniel Hawthorne

The scarlet letter was her passport into regions where other women dared not to tread. Shame, Despair, Solitude! These had been her teachers -- stern and wild ones -- and they had made her strong, but taught her much amiss. -- Nathaniel Hawthorne As she emerges from the prison of a Puritan New England town, Hester Prynne defies the dark gloom much as the rose blooms against the prison door. With her illegitimate baby, Pearl, clutched in her arms and the letter A -- the mark of an adulteress -- embroidered in scarlet thread on her breast, Hester holds her head high as she faces the malice and scorn of the townsfolk. Her powerful, bittersweet story is an American classic that continues to touch the hearts of modern readers with its timeless themes of guilt, passion and repentance. Nathaniel Hawthorne was a novelist and short story writer, a central figure in the American Renaissance. Nathaniel Hawthorne's best-known works include The Scarlet Letter (1850) and The House of Seven Gables (1851). Like Edgar Allan Poe, Hawthorne took a dark view of human nature.

The scarlet letter was her passport into regions where other women dared not to tread. Shame, Despair, Solitude! These had been her teachers -- stern and wild ones -- and they had made her strong, but taught her much amiss. -- Nathaniel Hawthorne As she emerges from the prison of a Puritan New England town, Hester Prynne defies the dark gloom much as the rose blooms against the prison door. With her illegitimate baby, Pearl, clutched in her arms and the letter A -- the mark of an adulteress -- embroidered in scarlet thread on her breast, Hester holds her head high as she faces the malice and scorn of the townsfolk. Her powerful, bittersweet story is an American classic that continues to touch the hearts of modern readers with its timeless themes of guilt, passion and repentance. Nathaniel Hawthorne was a novelist and short story writer, a central figure in the American Renaissance. Nathaniel Hawthorne's best-known works include The Scarlet Letter (1850) and The House of Seven Gables (1851). Like Edgar Allan Poe, Hawthorne took a dark view of human nature.
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The scarlet letter was her passport into regions where other women dared not to tread. Shame, Despair, Solitude! These had been her teachers -- stern and wild ones -- and they had made her strong, but taught her much amiss. -- Nathaniel Hawthorne As she emerges from the prison of a Puritan New England town, Hester Prynne defies the dark gloom much as the rose blooms against the prison door. With her illegitimate baby, Pearl, clutched in her arms and the letter A -- the mark of an adulteress -- embroidered in scarlet thread on her breast, Hester holds her head high as she faces the malice and scorn of the townsfolk. Her powerful, bittersweet story is an American classic that continues to touch the hearts of modern readers with its timeless themes of guilt, passion and repentance. Nathaniel Hawthorne was a novelist and short story writer, a central figure in the American Renaissance. Nathaniel Hawthorne's best-known works include The Scarlet Letter (1850) and The House of Seven Gables (1851). Like Edgar Allan Poe, Hawthorne took a dark view of human nature.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Annie Wauters

Length:

9h 32m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

01:38:42


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:24


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

23:17


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

21:31


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

16:49


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

23:25


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

23:59


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

17:09


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

21:43


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

24:32


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

24:16


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

17:11


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

26:12


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

19:40


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

16:06


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

15:07


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

14:39


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

23:06


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

14:45


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

16:43


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

26:19


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

21:16


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

25:28


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

21:35


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

15:12


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

00:23