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The Scarlet Letter

Nathaniel Hawthorne

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. (Summary adapted from Wikipedia)

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. (Summary adapted from Wikipedia)
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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. (Summary adapted from Wikipedia)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

9h 11m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

51:23


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

46:48


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:15


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

20:31


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

21:27


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

16:56


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

21:20


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

22:32


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

16:14


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

18:35


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

22:09


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

23:10


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

17:34


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

25:55


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

20:14


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

15:10


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

15:31


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

14:20


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

26:43


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

14:05


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

16:31


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

21:09


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

19:02


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

29:15


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

16:44


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

14:45