The Scarlet Letter


Hester Prynne’s daughter, Pearl, is the product of an illicit affair, but no one knows Pearl’s father’s identity. Hester’s refusal to name him brings condemnation upon her, but she stands strong in the face of public scorn, even when forced to wear the sign of her shame sewn onto her clothes – the scarlet letter A for adulteress.

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Having been found guilty of adultery, Hester Prynne is forced to wear an embroidered scarlet letter A as a punishment for her sin. While her vengeful husband embarks on a quest to discover the identity of her lover, she is left to face the consequences of her infidelity and find a place for herself and her illegitimate child in the hostile environment of seventeenth-century Puritan Boston.Nathaniel Hawthorne’s tense narrative astonished readers with its unparalleled psychological depth when it first appeared, and the novel now stands as one of America’s literary landmarks.