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Author Hawthorne, Nathaniel
Source Librivox
Content type Audio
Language English
Subject Keyword historical fiction
Abstract The story begins in seventeenth-century Salem, Massachusetts, then a Puritan settlement. A young woman, Hester Prynne, is led from the town prison with her infant daughter, Pearl, in her arms and the scarlet letter “A” on her breast. The scarlet letter "A" represents the act of adultery that she has committed; it is to be a symbol of her sin for all to see. She will not reveal her lover’s identity, however, and the scarlet letter, along with her public shaming, is her punishment for her sin and her secrecy. (Summary adapted from Wikipedia)
Table of Contents   Introductory: The Custom-House, Part 1
  Introductory: The Custom-House, Part 2
  The Prison-Door
  The Market-Place
  The Recognition
  The Interview
  Hester at her Needle
  Pearl
  The Governor's Hall
  The Elf-Child and the Minister
  The Leech
  The Leech and his Patient
  The Interior of a Heart
  The Minister's Vigil
  Another View of Hester
  Hester and the Physician
  Hester and Pearl
  A Forest Walk
  The Pastor and his Parishioner
  A Flood of Sunshine
  The Child at the Brook-Side
  The Minister in a Maze
  The New England Holiday
  The Procession
  The Revelation of the Scarlet Letter
  Conclusion
Learning Resource Type Audiobook
Time Required PT9H10M39S
Book Coordinator Kirsten Ferreri


Source: Librivox