The Scarlet Letter

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Nathaniel Hawthorne

Narrated By: Donada Peters

Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)

Date: May 2011

Duration: 7 hours 0 minutes

Summary:

Introduction by Kathryn Harrison Commentary by Nathaniel Hawthorne, W. D. Howells, and Carl Van Doren A stark tale of adultery, guilt, and social repression in Puritan New England, The Scarlet Letter is a foundational work of American literature. Nathaniel Hawthorne's exploration of the dichotomy between the public and private self, internal passion and external convention, gives us the unforgettable Hester Prynne, who discovers strength in the face of ostracism and emerges as a heroine ahead of her time. As Kathryn Harrison points out in her Introduction, Hester is the herald of the modern heroine. Includes a Modern Library Reading Group GuideFrom the Trade Paperback edition.

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  • Heather Hall

    This is a hard book to read on your own so it's nice to have someone read it to you while you follow along.