THE SCARLET LETTER
New York : Knopf, 1992
1642. Hester Prynne stands on a scaffold with her young daughter.
Hester is wearing a large red letter "A" on her dress. She is being
punished for the crime of adultery. Years before, she had arrived
in Boston ahead of her husband. She was to prepare a home for him
and be ready for his arrival from England. It took him over two years
to come to join her but his ship was wrecked and he was reported killed.
In the meantime, Hester and the local minister, Arthur Dimsdale have fallen
in love. Their relationship has resulted in the birth of young Pearl.
When Hester refuses to tell the town elders who Pearl's father is, she
is the one who is punished. Find out if Hester and Arthur will ever
be together in THE SCARLET LETTER.
Adultery -- Fiction
Puritans -- Fiction
Boston (Mass.) -- History -- Fiction
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