The Scarlet Letter is a novel published in 1850 and written by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Set in 17th-century Puritan Boston, it tells the story of Hester Prynne, who gives birth after committing adultery and struggles to create a new life of repentance and dignity. Throughout the novel, Hawthorne explores themes of legalism, sin, and guilt.
Our new production of The Scarlet Letter is available for mp3 download thanks to the generosity of Turner Restoration. If you would like to hear a sample of the recording, you may listen "page by page."
The new production of the Nathaniel Hawthorne classic is performed by Mary Wood. The production was underwritten by Gordon W. Draper, Lois and Will Yeats, Theresa Mahoney and Todd Fadoir.