The scarlet letter

277 pages

English language

Published June 18, 2013 by Tom Doherty Associates.

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The Puritans thought Hester Prynne's crime was unforgiveable. She was convicted, imprisoned -- and then forced to wear, forever, a public reminder of her sin. The Scarlet Letter. The Letter was unending punishment: it set Hester apart from society, it tormented her days and haunted her soul. But the Letter haunted others, as well. Its mystery turned Roger Chillingworth from a gentle healer into a man driven by revenge. Its meaning burned into Rev. Arthur Dimmesdale's heart, as deadly as a cancer. And its power loomed over the life of Hester's daughter, the uncontrollable child Pearl. Four people would be destroyed by a tangled web of guilt and secrets, unless one of them had the courage -- and love -- to reveal the truth of -- The Scarlet Letter.

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  • Mortal Sin
  • Social life and customs
  • Hester Prynne (Fictitious character)
  • Illegitimacy
  • Manners and customs
  • Fiction
  • Women tailors


  • New England