The Scarlet Letter (version 2)

Nathaniel HAWTHORNE (1804 - 1864)

This book tells the story of Hester Prynne, a young woman who conceives a child while her husband is missing at sea. The Puritan Elders of the New England settlement of Boston, where she lives, condemn her to wear a scarlet letter A to signify her adultery. She refuses to name her lover, and he too keeps his silence, but with a terrible cost.

The tale is prefaced with an account of the Salem Custom-house where Nathaniel Hawthorne was working when he began writing The Scarlet Letter. Summary by Cori Samuel

Genre(s): Literary Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 00a - The Custom-House—Introductory to 'The Scarlet Letter' Cori Samuel
00:23:19
Play 02 00b - The Custom-House—Continued Cori Samuel
00:30:47
Play 03 00c - The Custom-House—Concluded Cori Samuel
00:47:46
Play 04 01 - The Prison-Door Cori Samuel
00:03:29
Play 05 02 - The Market-Place Cori Samuel
00:23:08
Play 06 03 - The Recognition Cori Samuel
00:21:24
Play 07 04 - The Interview Cori Samuel
00:16:03
Play 08 05 - Hester at Her Needle Cori Samuel
00:23:30
Play 09 06 - Pearl Cori Samuel
00:24:20
Play 10 07 - The Governor's Hall Cori Samuel
00:16:15
Play 11 08 - The Elf-Child and the Minister Cori Samuel
00:20:39
Play 12 09 - The Leech Cori Samuel
00:23:41
Play 13 10 - The Leech and His Patient Cori Samuel
00:23:05
Play 14 11 - The Interior of a Heart Cori Samuel
00:17:44
Play 15 12 - The Minister's Vigil Cori Samuel
00:25:31
Play 16 13 - Another View of Hester Cori Samuel
00:19:33
Play 17 14 - Hester and the Physician Cori Samuel
00:14:56
Play 18 15 - Hester and Pearl Cori Samuel
00:15:00
Play 19 16 - A Forest Walk Cori Samuel
00:13:59
Play 20 17 - The Pastor and His Parishioner Cori Samuel
00:23:16
Play 21 18 - A Flood of Sunshine Cori Samuel
00:15:08
Play 22 19 - The Child at the Brook-side Cori Samuel
00:16:46
Play 23 20 - The Minister in a Maze Cori Samuel
00:25:30
Play 24 21 - The New England Holiday Cori Samuel
00:20:27
Play 25 22 - The Procession Cori Samuel
00:24:21
Play 26 23 - The Revelation of the Scarlet Letter Cori Samuel
00:20:53
Play 27 24 - Conclusion Cori Samuel
00:14:31