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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)

Chapter 01 - The Prison Door
Chapter 02 - The Market-Place
Chapter 03 - The Recognition
Chapter 04 - The Interview
Chapter 05 - Hester at Her Needle
Chapter 06 - Pearl
Chapter 07 - The Governor's Hall
Chapter 08 - The Elf-Child and the Minister
Chapter 09 - The Leech
Chapter 10 - The Leech and His Patient
Chapter 11 - The Interior of a Heart
Chapter 12 - The Minister's Vigil
Chapter 13 - Another View of Hester
Chapter 14 - Hester and the Physician
Chapter 15 - Hester and Pearl
Chapter 16 - A Forest Walk
Chapter 17 - The Pastor and His Parishioner
Chapter 18 - A Flood of Sunshine
Chapter 19 - The Child at the Brookside
Chapter 20 - The Minister in a Maze
Chapter 21 - The New England Holiday
Chapter 22 - The Procession
Chapter 23 - The Revelation of the Scarlet Letter
Chapter 24 - Conclusion

Related Links
The Scarlet Letter - wikipedia
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.