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The Scarlet Letter: A Romance

The Scarlet Letter: A Romance is an 1850 work of fiction in a historical setting, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, and is considered to be his magnum opus. Set in 17th-century Puritan Boston, Massachusetts, during the years 1642 to 1649, it tells the story of Hester Prynne, who conceives a daughter through an affair and struggles to create a new life of repentance and dignity. Throughout the book, Hawthorne explores themes of legalism, sin, and guilt.

In June 1642, in the Puritan town of Boston, a crowd gathers to witness the punishment of Hester Prynne, a young woman found guilty of adultery. She is required to wear a scarlet "A" ("A" standing for adulterer) on her dress to shame her. She must stand on the scaffold for three hours, to be exposed to public humiliation. As Hester approaches the scaffold, many of the women in the crowd are angered by her beauty and quiet dignity. When demanded and cajoled to name the father of her child, Hester refuses. (from wikipedia.org)

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The Scarlet Letter: A Romance is an 1850 work of fiction in a historical setting, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, and is considered to be his magnum opus.
The Scarlet Letter (1934 film)
This is a film adaptation of Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel under the same name. Directed by Robert G. Vignola, the film stars Colleen Moore as Hester Prynne and Henry B. Walthall as Roger Chillingworth.

e-Books
The Scarlet Letter
The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Read this book online: HTML. Download This eBook. EPUB. Kindle. Plain Text.
The Scarlet Letter
By Nathaniel Hawthorne. The text of this work is in the "Public Domain" in Australia. Table of Contents. 1. The Prison Door. 2. The Market-Place. 3. The Recognition. ...
The Scarlet Letter
By Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1804-1864. Publisher: Boston : J.R. Osgood. Digitizing Sponsor: MSN. Book Contributor: University of California Libraries.
The Scarlet Letter: A Romance
By Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1804-1864. Publisher: Boston : Ticknor and Fields. Digitizing Sponsor: MSN. Book Contributor: University of California Libraries.
The Scarlet Letter: A Romance
By Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1804-1864. Publisher: Boston, Ticknor, Reed, and Fields. Digitizing Sponsor: MSN. Book Contributor: Cornell University Library.
The Scarlet Letter: A Dramatic Composition
By George Parsons Lathrop, 1851-1898; Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1804-1864. Publisher: New York and London, The Transatlantic Publishing Company. Book Contributor: The Library of Congress.

Audio Books
The Scarlet Letter, Read by LibriVox Volunteers
LibriVox recording of The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Read by LibriVox Volunteers. Source Librivox recording of a public-domain text.
The Scarlet Letter, Read by Cori Samuel
LibriVox recording of The Scarlet Letter (version 2) by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Read in English by Cori Samuel. Source Librivox recording of a public-domain text.