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The Scarlet Letter

Nathaniel Hawthorne

The scene is 17th century Boston. Beautiful, darkhaired Hester Prynne, the heroine, gives birth to an illegitimate child. Persecuted by the church and the puritanical townspeople she is placed on trial for adultery. Proud, strong, intensely loyal, she defiantly refuses to name the father of the child. Her infuriated persecutors condemn her to a lifetime of public ridicule by forcing her to sew a scarlet letter "A" on the bosom of all her clothes. The father is eventually found out and the townspeople are surprised as you will be.

The scene is 17th century Boston. Beautiful, darkhaired Hester Prynne, the heroine, gives birth to an illegitimate child. Persecuted by the church and the puritanical townspeople she is placed on trial for adultery. Proud, strong, intensely loyal, she defiantly refuses to name the father of the child. Her infuriated persecutors condemn her to a lifetime of public ridicule by forcing her to sew a scarlet letter "A" on the bosom of all her clothes. The father is eventually found out and the townspeople are surprised as you will be.
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Genres:

Classics

Description:

The scene is 17th century Boston. Beautiful, darkhaired Hester Prynne, the heroine, gives birth to an illegitimate child. Persecuted by the church and the puritanical townspeople she is placed on trial for adultery. Proud, strong, intensely loyal, she defiantly refuses to name the father of the child. Her infuriated persecutors condemn her to a lifetime of public ridicule by forcing her to sew a scarlet letter "A" on the bosom of all her clothes. The father is eventually found out and the townspeople are surprised as you will be.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Gene Engene

Length:

7h 26m


Chapters

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03:15

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:35


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

22:01


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

20:40


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

16:49


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

22:41


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

22:54


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

15:06


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

20:32


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

22:25


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

22:36


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

16:53


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

25:47


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

18:11


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

14:51


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

14:29


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

13:08


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

22:12


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

13:56


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

15:24


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

24:12


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

18:54


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

23:38


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

21:12


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

14:32