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The Scarlet Letter

Audiobook

Introduction by Kathryn Harrison
Commentary by Nathaniel Hawthorne, W. D. Howells, and Carl Van Doren

A stark tale of adultery, guilt, and social repression in Puritan New England, The Scarlet Letter is a foundational work of American literature. Nathaniel Hawthorne's exploration of the dichotomy between the public and private self, internal passion and external convention, gives us the unforgettable Hester Prynne, who discovers strength in the face of ostracism and emerges as a heroine ahead of her time. As Kathryn Harrison points out in her Introduction, Hester is "the herald of the modern heroine."

Includes a Modern Library Reading Group Guide


From the Trade Paperback edition.


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Publisher: Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group Edition: Unabridged

OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9780307916266
  • File size: 199997 KB
  • Release date: May 10, 2011
  • Duration: 06:56:39

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9780307916266
  • File size: 200024 KB
  • Release date: May 10, 2011
  • Duration: 07:00:40
  • Number of parts: 6

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OverDrive Listen audiobook
MP3 audiobook

Languages

English

Levels

Lexile® Measure:940
Text Difficulty:4-6

Introduction by Kathryn Harrison
Commentary by Nathaniel Hawthorne, W. D. Howells, and Carl Van Doren

A stark tale of adultery, guilt, and social repression in Puritan New England, The Scarlet Letter is a foundational work of American literature. Nathaniel Hawthorne's exploration of the dichotomy between the public and private self, internal passion and external convention, gives us the unforgettable Hester Prynne, who discovers strength in the face of ostracism and emerges as a heroine ahead of her time. As Kathryn Harrison points out in her Introduction, Hester is "the herald of the modern heroine."

Includes a Modern Library Reading Group Guide


From the Trade Paperback edition.


Expand title description text