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The Scarlet Letter

Nathaniel Hawthorne

First published in 1850, The Scarlet Letter is Nathaniel Hawthorne's masterpiece and one of the greatest American novels. Its themes of sin, guilt, and redemption, woven through a story of adultery in the early days of the Massachusetts Colony, are revealed with remarkable psychological penetration and understanding of the human heart. The book's immediate and lasting success are due to the way it addresses spiritual and moral issues from a uniquely American standpoint. In 1850, adultery was an extremely risqué subject, but because Hawthorne had the support of the New England literary establishment, it passed easily into the realm of appropriate reading. It has been said that this work represents the height of Hawthorne's literary genius, dense with terse descriptions. It remains relevant for its philosophical and psychological depth, and continues to be read as a classic tale on a universal theme.

First published in 1850, The Scarlet Letter is Nathaniel Hawthorne's masterpiece and one of the greatest American novels. Its themes of sin, guilt, and redemption, woven through a story of adultery in the early days of the Massachusetts Colony, are revealed with remarkable psychological penetration and understanding of the human heart. The book's immediate and lasting success are due to the way it addresses spiritual and moral issues from a uniquely American standpoint. In 1850, adultery was an extremely risqué subject, but because Hawthorne had the support of the New England literary establishment, it passed easily into the realm of appropriate reading. It has been said that this work represents the height of Hawthorne's literary genius, dense with terse descriptions. It remains relevant for its philosophical and psychological depth, and continues to be read as a classic tale on a universal theme.
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First published in 1850, The Scarlet Letter is Nathaniel Hawthorne's masterpiece and one of the greatest American novels. Its themes of sin, guilt, and redemption, woven through a story of adultery in the early days of the Massachusetts Colony, are revealed with remarkable psychological penetration and understanding of the human heart. The book's immediate and lasting success are due to the way it addresses spiritual and moral issues from a uniquely American standpoint. In 1850, adultery was an extremely risqué subject, but because Hawthorne had the support of the New England literary establishment, it passed easily into the realm of appropriate reading. It has been said that this work represents the height of Hawthorne's literary genius, dense with terse descriptions. It remains relevant for its philosophical and psychological depth, and continues to be read as a classic tale on a universal theme.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Multiple Narrators

Length:

9h 2m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

50:55


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

46:23


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:49


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

20:01


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

21:00


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

16:40


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

21:07


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

22:14


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

15:52


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

18:16


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

21:53


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

22:51


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

17:20


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

25:41


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

20:00


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

14:54


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

15:16


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

14:01


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

26:16


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

13:40


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

15:44


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

20:58


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

18:44


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

28:49


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

16:25


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

14:27