The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Scarlet Letter

By Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • Release Date: 1864-01-01
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
4 Score: 4 (From 2,574 Ratings)
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  • Description

    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.

    Reviews

    • I hate this dumb book

      1
      By Dan gangsta bish lova
      I bought this book thinking "hey, I could use a god read on the crapper". So I bought it. As soon as I opened this book poop could not stop flying out my crack.
    • The Scarlet Letter

      5
      By David😈
      It's lit.
    • 👎

      1
      By mrtrevly
      Boo
    • Dear Haters

      1
      By Hating Hater
      this book is so friggin gay
    • Extremely boring do not read!

      1
      By Jskjksjosi
      If u have a decent life don't read
    • Better than I thought!

      4
      By anonymoooouuusss
      This book was assigned from my AP English class, so I thought it going to be really boring like the usual AP book, but this novel had a great plot and I loved Hester and Pearl. There were some parts that were slow and a little hard to read, but overall this book is timeless and I really enjoyed it.
    • Gay

      1
      By WazooGaming
      Why does this exist?
    • Kill me please

      1
      By Lilloopycurly
      The title explains it all
    • Scarlet Letter

      1
      By DaveGB53
      This is one of the worst books I read because it was very wordy and it used unfamiliar and large words when shorter words and phrases would have worked. Also, the author did not know how to use paragraphs. Many paragraphs were very large. It was hard to understand the author as a result. I would not recommend this book to anyone.
    • In your face symbolism

      5
      By SingTallStrong
      There's a reason schools use this book so much. Its symbolism is so in your face it almost hurts. The story really isn't very good.

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