Ideal for intermediate and more confident learners of English looking to improve or practise their English. The book is filled with useful vocabulary that is carefully graded and easy to understand, it also comes with audio, so that you can listen to the story at the same time as reading.Scarlet is the colour of sin, and the letter 'A' stands for 'Adultery'. In the 1600s, in Boston, Massachusetts, love was allowed only between a husband and a wife. A child born outside marriage was a child of sin.
Hester Prynne must wear the scarlet letter on her dress for the rest of her life. How can she ever escape from this public shame? What will happen to her child, growing up in the shadow of the scarlet letter? The future holds no joy for Hester Prynne.
And what will happen to her sinful lover - the father of her child?
Nathaniel Hawthorne va néixer el 4 de juliol de 1804 a Salem, Massachussets. Després de la publicació de The Scarlet Letter el 1850, va tenir una gran influència sobre la literatura nord-americana, fins al punt que Herman Melville, aconsellat per Hawthorne, va canviar substancialment alguns fragments de Moby Dick, i li va dedicar la novel·la. Entre la seva obra destaquen Twice-Told Tales (1837), Mosses from an Old Manse (1846), The Scarlet Letter (1850), The House of Seven Gables (1851), The Blithedale Romance (1852) i The Marble Faun (1860). Quaderns Crema ha publicat L'holocaust de la Terra el 1997.