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The Scarlet Letter

Nathaniel Hawthorne

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It is 1642 in the Puritan town of Boston. Hester Prynne has been found guilty of adultery and has borne an illegitimate child. In lieu of being put to death, she is condemned to wear the scarlet letter A on her dress as a reminder of her shameful act. Hester's husband had been lost at sea years earlier and was presumed dead, but he reappears in time to witness Hester's humiliation on the town scaffold. Upon discovering her deed, the vengeful husband becomes obsessed with finding the identity of the man who dishonored his wife. To do so he assumes a false name, pretends to be a physician, and forces Hester to keep his new identity secret. Meanwhile, Hester's lover, the beloved Reverend Dimmesdale, publicly pressures her to name the child's father while secretly praying that she will not. Hester defiantly protects his identity and reputation, even when faced with losing her daughter, Pearl. Hailed by Henry James as "the finest piece of imaginative writing yet put forth in the country," Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter is a masterful portrayal of humanity's continuing struggle with sin, guilt, and pride.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Shelly Frasier

Length:

8h 57m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

03:55


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:43


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:21


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:17


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:35


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:21


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:42


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:07


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:09


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:01


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:08


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:56


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:01


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:39


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:05


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:03


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:56


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:13


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:55


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:14


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:45


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:51


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:52


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:38


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:02


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:16


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:19


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:58


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:10


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:10


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:23


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:40


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:58


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:13


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:38


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:06


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:21


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:11


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:56


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:05


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:56


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:14


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:43


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:38


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:00


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:10


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:59


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:38


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:12


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:45


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:35


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:19


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:45


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:22


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:26


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:17


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:21


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:47


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:32


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:04


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:15


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:45


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:47


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:09


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:36


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:41


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:07


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:55


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

02:43


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:45


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:34


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:55


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:05


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:45


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:10


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:58


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:57


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:04


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:20


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:38


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:39


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:54


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:04


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:18


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:18


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:06


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:11


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:30


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:10


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:10


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:29


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:52


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:34


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:53


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:12


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:51


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:18


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:46


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:46


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:59


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:39


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:31


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:46


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:27


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

04:50


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

04:59


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

06:07


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

03:33


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:25