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The Scarlet Letter | [Nathaniel Hawthorne]

The Scarlet Letter

Convicted and imprisoned because she is unwilling to name her partner in adultery, Hester Prynne is forced to wear a scarlet “A” on the breast of her gown for the rest of her life. This unending public reminder of sin torments her days and haunts her soul. Four people will be destroyed by a complex web of guilt and secrets, unless one of them reveals the truth behind the scarlet letter.

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Publisher's Summary

Convicted and imprisoned because she is unwilling to name her partner in adultery, Hester Prynne is forced to wear a scarlet “A” on the breast of her gown for the rest of her life. This unending public reminder of sin torments her days and haunts her soul. Four people will be destroyed by a complex web of guilt and secrets, unless one of them reveals the truth behind the scarlet letter.

Public Domain (P)1994 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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“[Nathaniel Hawthorne] recaptured, for his New England, the essence of Greek tragedy.” (Malcolm Cowley)

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    jaye GREENWICH, CT, United States 07-28-12
    jaye GREENWICH, CT, United States 07-28-12 Member Since 2012

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    "good story but skip the first three chapters."
    Where does The Scarlet Letter rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    in the middle. i have read about 40 books.


    What did you like best about this story?

    the plot was interesting.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    pearl, arthur, and Hester in the forrest.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    he who cast the first stone...


    Any additional comments?

    it is an old book and the style of writing is way to flowery. i would have preferred more concentration on the plot itself and the more time spent on what was in the mind of each main character.

    i read this book in high school and i must have skipped the first three chapters (as i skimmed in this audiobook) if i had tried to read those chapters i would have not ever read the book.

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