The Scarlet Letter
by Nathaniel Hawthorne
In the early days of Puritan Boston Hester Prynne braves the stigma of adultery by wearing the
embroidered scarlet "A" on her clothing.
A somber and compelling tale of love, pride, and moral struggle, The Scarlet Letter is considered
Nathaniel Hawthorne's masterwork. A story of passion and atonement in Puritan New England,
Hawthorne's story grows out of a radical ambivalence to America's spiritual, intellectual, and