As Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote, "the scarlet letter burned on Hester Prynne's bosom." The clear, compelling prose of The Scarlet Letter made Hawthorne's finest novel a true classic of American fiction. This listening experience of Hawthorne's masterpiece heightens the sense of lyric poetry that permeates every line of the great novel. Four-time Emmy winner Michael Learned evokes the brooding atmosphere of Puritan New England as she reads this classic tale of a passionate young woman who transcends the shame of adultery. Abridged on 2 cassettes.