The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne audiobook

The Scarlet Letter

By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Read by Elizabeth McGovern

HarperFiction
3.18 Hours Abridged
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“Ah, but let her cover the mark as she will, the pang of it will be always in her heart.” A tale of sin, punishment, and atonement, The Scarlet Letter exposes the moral rigidity of a seventeenth-century Puritan New England community when faced with the illegitimate child of a young mother. Regarded as the first real heroine of American fiction, it is Hester Prynne’s strength of character that resonates with the reader when her harsh sentence is cast. It is in her refusal to reveal the identity of the father in the face of her accusers that Hawthorne champions his heroine and berates the weakness of society for attacking the innocent.

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“Ah, but let her cover the mark as she will, the pang of it will be always in her heart.”

A tale of sin, punishment, and atonement, The Scarlet Letter exposes the moral rigidity of a seventeenth-century Puritan New England community when faced with the illegitimate child of a young mother. Regarded as the first real heroine of American fiction, it is Hester Prynne’s strength of character that resonates with the reader when her harsh sentence is cast. It is in her refusal to reveal the identity of the father in the face of her accusers that Hawthorne champions his heroine and berates the weakness of society for attacking the innocent.

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Author Bio: Nathaniel Hawthorne

Author Bio: Nathaniel Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804–1864) is considered to be one of the greatest American authors of the nineteenth century. He was born in Salem, Massachusetts, and made his ambition to be a writer while still a teenager. He graduated from Bowdoin College in Maine, where the poet Longfellow was also a student, and spent several years traveling in New England and writing short stories before his best known novel, The Scarlet Letter, was published in 1850. His writing was not at first financially rewarding, and he worked as measurer and surveyor in the Boston and Salem Custom Houses. In 1853 he was sent to Liverpool as American consul and then lived in Italy before returning to the United States in 1860.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 3.18
Audience: Adult
Language: English