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The Scarlet Letter

AuthorNathaniel Hawthorne

NarratorDonada Peters

Duration6h 56m

CategoriesAdult Fiction, Classics

Key StageA Level

PublisherBooks On Tape

VersionUnabridged

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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."

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