The Scarlet Letter

  • by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Narrated by Charlton Griffin
  • 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Considered his masterpiece, The Scarlet Letter is Hawthorne's story of Hester Prynne and her daughter, Pearl, conceived through an adulterous affair with a Puritan pastor in 17th century Boston. From start to finish, the book explores the themes of law, guilt, and sin. Since its appearance in 1850, this magnificent book has been a perennial favorite among young and old, though it was extremely controversial when it was first published.
Henry James described the novel thusly: "It is beautiful, admirable, extraordinary; it has in the highest degree that merit which I have spoken of as the mark of Hawthorne's best things - an indefinable purity and lightness of conception. One can often return to it; it supports familiarity and has the inexhaustible charm and mystery of great works of art."


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A masterpiece both in word and performance. Hawthorne weaves the tale while Griffin makes it come alive.
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- David Hopkins

Beautifully written.

The story was absolutely wonderful. Sometimes hard to understand and stay along with the plot, but Charlton was mesmerizing. Would recommend for ages 16 and older.
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- Emily

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-15-2013
  • Publisher: Audio Connoisseur