The Scarlet Letter
Published in 1850 By Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Scarlet Letter is about a young Boston woman by the name of Hester Prynne during the Puritan era. As Hesterś husband is lost at see trying to make his way from Europe to America, Hester has an affair as it is clear when she gives birth to a child. The community punished her by making her wear a scarlet ¨A¨ on her chest. SHe refuses to give the identity of her lover;however, the truth is revealed when her husband comes to Boston under a false identity in hopes of revenge for his wife´s affair. When her husband eventually dies from mental stress, Prynne and her daughter pearl move away from Boston. When Hester comes back many years later she dies and her and her lover were berried together sharing a tombstone with a Scarlet ¨A¨. This novel will have you on your toes the whole time unsure of the excitement that´s coming when you turn the page!