The Scarlet Letter

Nathaniel HAWTHORNE (1804 - 1864)

The story begins in seventeenth-century Salem, Massachusetts, then a Puritan settlement. A young woman, Hester Prynne, is led from the town prison with her infant daughter, Pearl, in her arms and the scarlet letter “A” on her breast. The scarlet letter "A" represents the act of adultery that she has committed; it is to be a symbol of her sin for all to see. She will not reveal her lover’s identity, however, and the scarlet letter, along with her public shaming, is her punishment for her sin and her secrecy. (Summary adapted from Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Historical Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introductory: The Custom-House, Part 1 hefyd
00:51:22
Play 01 Introductory: The Custom-House, Part 2 hefyd
00:46:47
Play 02 The Prison-Door librarianite
00:03:13
Play 03 The Market-Place librarianite
00:20:30
Play 04 The Recognition Ana Simão
00:21:26
Play 05 The Interview Ana Simão
00:16:55
Play 06 Hester at her Needle Rebecca P.
00:21:16
Play 07 Pearl Dianne
00:22:31
Play 08 The Governor's Hall Dianne
00:16:13
Play 09 The Elf-Child and the Minister George Pilling
00:18:33
Play 10 The Leech George Pilling
00:22:08
Play 11 The Leech and his Patient hefyd
00:23:08
Play 12 The Interior of a Heart hefyd
00:17:33
Play 13 The Minister's Vigil hefyd
00:25:53
Play 14 Another View of Hester hefyd
00:20:13
Play 15 Hester and the Physician hefyd
00:15:08
Play 16 Hester and Pearl hefyd
00:15:30
Play 17 A Forest Walk Laurie Anne Walden
00:14:18
Play 18 The Pastor and his Parishioner Christina Boyles
00:26:41
Play 19 A Flood of Sunshine rachelellen
00:14:03
Play 20 The Child at the Brook-Side JemmaBlythe
00:16:29
Play 21 The Minister in a Maze Alex Patterson
00:21:08
Play 22 The New England Holiday Laurie Anne Walden
00:19:01
Play 23 The Procession Christina Boyles
00:29:14
Play 24 The Revelation of the Scarlet Letter Christie Nowak
00:16:42
Play 25 Conclusion JemmaBlythe
00:14:44