Hester Prynne must wear a scarlet letter “A” because she is an adulteress. She lives a simple life with her daughter, Pearl but the evil, old Roger Chillingworth and the tormented Arthur Dimmesdale soon change things.
Set in 17th century Puritan Boston, this is the story of Hester Prynne and her illegitimate daughter Pearl. She is condemned to wear a scarlet letter “A” as punishment for her adultery, but she refuses to reveal the identity of Pearl’s father and they live a solitary life in a small cottage. We meet many characters, including her husband Roger Chillingworth, the young priest Arthur Dimmesdale and Mistress Hibbins. The Scarlet Letter is one of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s most famous novels.
Verb Tenses Present Perfect Simple
Past Perfect Simple - Future with will Verb Forms and Patterns Used to
Passive forms - Phrasal verbs - Reported speech - Modal verbs (must, might, could, would etc)
In this Reader you will find:
Information about Nathaniel Hawthorne’s life | A focus on Puritanism | A focus on women in Puritan New England | A focus on daily life in Puritan New England | Comprehension and grammar activities
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