The Scarlet Letter Author:Nathaniel Hawthorne The Scarlet Letter is the story of three New England settlers at odds with the puritan society in which they live. Roger Chillingsworth, an aging scholar, arrives in New England after two years' separation from his wife Hester to find her on trial for adultery. For refusing to reveal her lover's identity, she is condemned to wear a letter 'A' ... more »sewn onto her clothes. Roger resolves to discover and destroy the man wh has stolen his honor.
For the next seven years the participants in this bizarre love triangle privately suffer the consequences of betrayal, cowardice, and humiliation. Slowly but surely, the need for redemption grows in each as the story hastens toward its dramatic close. The Scarlet Letter is Nathaniel Hawthorne's masterpiece.« less