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The Scarlet Letter

Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Genres:

Classics

Description:

America’s first psychological novel, Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter is a dark tale of love, crime, and revenge set in colonial New England. It revolves around a single, forbidden act of passion that forever alters the lives of three members of a small Puritan community: Hester Prynne, an ardent and fierce woman who bears the punishment of her sin in humble silence; the Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale, a respected public figure who is inwardly tormented by long-hidden guilt; and the malevolent Roger Chillingworth, Hester’s husband—a man who seethes with an Ahab-like lust for vengeance. The landscape of this classic novel is uniquely American, but the themes it explores are universal - the nature of sin, guilt, and penitence, the clash between our private and public selves, and the spiritual and psychological cost of living outside society. Constructed with the elegance of a Greek tragedy, The Scarlet Letter brilliantly illuminates the truth that lies deep within the human heart.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Flo Gibson

Length:

8h 38m


Chapters

Free Sample

03:00

Introduction
Introduction

01:33:09


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:02


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

21:02


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

19:35


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

14:51


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

21:26


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

21:40


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

14:55


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

19:03


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

21:17


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

21:26


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

16:08


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

24:20


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

18:10


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

14:52


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

13:32


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

12:57


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

21:11


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

13:22


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

14:57


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

23:46


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

18:31


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

22:06


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

18:49


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

14:34