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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (270,738 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne Narrator: Kate Harper Publisher: The Copyright Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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This is a troubling story of crime, sin, guilt, punishment and expiation, set in the rigid moral climate of 17th-century New England. The young mother of an illegitimate child confronts her Puritan judges. However, it is not so much her harsh sentence, but the cruelties of slowly exposed guilt as her lover is revealed, that hold the reader enthralled all the way to the book's poignant climax.

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Becka Lue :D | 2/19/2014

    " Most boring required book I've ever been forced to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Vonelle Riley | 2/14/2014

    " Once I was able to adjust to Hawthorne's writing style, I enjoyed the story he had to tell. His story has several lessons to be taken from it. An adultress who accepts responsibility for her actions and how she is able to move forward and turns her scarlet "A" into her strength. The father of her child does not take responsibility for his actions and by not doing so turns out to be his demise. He also tells a story of one person's quest to destroy another and the results... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Magda | 2/10/2014

    " It was better than I thought it would be. The language is laborious. It's a good story. Too bad I kept picturing Demi Moore has Hester Prynne. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Becky Campbell | 2/8/2014

    " Love the story....hate Hawthorne's writing! "

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