The Scarlet Letter Author:Nathaniel Hawthorne A Woman Alone Against the World — Hester Prynne had sinned-and in the eyes of Puritan New England, her sin could not be forgive On her breast was branded the scarlet letter that placed her beyond the pale of an intolerant society. — This is her story. It is also the story of her daughter, the elfin, untamed Pearl. And of the doctor whose healousy ... more »drove hime to diabolical vengeance. And of the man who loved Hester and was loved by her-Arther Demmasdale, hiding a terrible guilt beneath the robes of his religious calling.
From these passionately intertwined lives comes an immortal drama of love and hate, deception and self-sacrifice- a supreme novel of a woman's nobility, and of a tortured man's final, fateful decision.« less