The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne audiobook

The Scarlet Letter

By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Read by Adam Sims

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8.73 Hours 1
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The Scarlet Letter is one of the great classics of American literature. Set in the harsh Puritan environment of seventeenth-century Boston, it describes the plight of Hester Prynne, an independent-minded woman who stands alone against society. Having given birth to a child after an illicit affair, she refuses to name the father and is forced to wear the letter ‘A’, for Adulteress, embroidered on her dress.

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Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

The Scarlet Letter is one of the great classics of American literature. Set in the harsh Puritan environment of seventeenth-century Boston, it describes the plight of Hester Prynne, an independent-minded woman who stands alone against society. Having given birth to a child after an illicit affair, she refuses to name the father and is forced to wear the letter ‘A’, for Adulteress, embroidered on her dress.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“With a sympathetic, straightforward approach, narrator Adam Sims allows listeners to discover for themselves the many layers of keen observation, humor, history, and social commentary that Nathaniel Hawthorne’s 1850 classic has to offer…Finding the sly wit in Hawthorne’s words, Sims excels at capturing the voices and emotions of the loutish governor, the dithering minister, and the precocious child. All that holds us back is the wordy nineteenth-century prose, and here is the beauty of audiobooks: You can sit back, listen, and allow Sims to do the heavy reading, bringing you all the hidden treasures of this American original. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Nathaniel Hawthorne

Author Bio: Nathaniel Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804–1864) is considered to be one of the greatest American authors of the nineteenth century. He was born in Salem, Massachusetts, and made his ambition to be a writer while still a teenager. He graduated from Bowdoin College in Maine, where the poet Longfellow was also a student, and spent several years traveling in New England and writing short stories before his best known novel, The Scarlet Letter, was published in 1850. His writing was not at first financially rewarding, and he worked as measurer and surveyor in the Boston and Salem Custom Houses. In 1853 he was sent to Liverpool as American consul and then lived in Italy before returning to the United States in 1860.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 8.73
Audience: Adult
Language: English