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    • The Scarlet Letter

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Erica Collins
    • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "The Scarlet Letter", published in 1850, is an American novel written by Nathaniel Hawthorne and is generally considered to be his magnum opus. Set in 17th-century Puritan Boston, it tells the story of Hester Prynne, who gives birth after committing adultery, refuses to name the father, and struggles to create a new life of repentance and dignity. Throughout the novel, Hawthorne explores questions of grace, legalism, sin and guilt.

    Regular price: £0.89

    • Short Stories

    • The Ultimate Classic Collection
    • By: Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Arthur Conan Doyle, and others
    • Narrated by: various
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Ultimate Classic Collection is drawn from our extensive back catalogue of over 300 short stories and showcases some of the finest examples of the genre: from romance to horror, detective and crime stories to the best of women's writing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Nice collection

    • By Brooksies on 27-06-12

    Regular price: £12.99

    • The Scarlet Letter

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The red letter A on her dress marks young mother Hester Prynne among her Puritan neighbors, who demand to know who fathered her child. Rumors swirl, but the shunned and shamed Hester keeps her secret - and his - for years, until a guilt-ridden confession reveals the truth, with unexpected consequences.

    Regular price: £6.59

    • Young Goodman Brown

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Basil Rathbone
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Basil Rathbone reads Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story, set in Puritan New England, which addresses one of his common themes: the conflict between good and evil in human nature and, in particular, the problem of public goodness and private wickedness.

    Regular price: £5.59

    • The Scarlet Letter

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Nancy Peterson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Hester Prynne settles in a little town in Puritan-era Massachusetts while awaiting her husband's arrival from England. Hester becomes pregnant, exposing her sin in the eyes of the townsfolk. Her penalty: wearing an embroidered A on her bosom for the remainder of her life. When Hester's husband arrives in the town anticipating a joyous reunion with his young wife, he instead begins a cankering quest to uncover the father of Hester's child.

    Regular price: £17.99

    • The Scarlet Letter

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Kate Petrie
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    One of the most important novels in classic literature, Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter tackles the subject of adultery, with the notorious Hester Prynne at the forefront of the scandal in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. In the beginning of the novel, Hester is serving time in prison for having a child out of wedlock and is forced to wear a scarlet A on her clothing at all times, so she cannot run from her sin no matter where she goes.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Like listening to a computer talk

    • By Anonymous User on 24-03-18

    Regular price: £19.39

    • HorrorBabble's Classic Horror: Volume 2

    • By: H. P. Lovecraft, Ambrose Bierce, Helena Blavatsky, and others
    • Narrated by: Ian Gordon, Jennifer Gill
    • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ten more extraordinary tales of terror, penned by the prolific horror masters of old. From Lovecraft's take on the Yuletide and the Black Veil of Nathaniel Hawthorne, to the tragedy of Bierce's Owl Creek Bridge and Sheridan Le Fanu's authentic narrative of a Haunted House.

    Regular price: £14.09

    • The House of the Seven Gables

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In a sleepy little New England village stands a dark, weather-beaten, many-gabled house. This brooding mansion is haunted by a centuries-old curse that casts the shadow of ancestral sin upon the last four members of the distinctive Pyncheon family of Salem.

    Regular price: £20.29

    • Great American Suspense

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ambrose Bierce, and others
    • Narrated by: Geraint Wyn Davies
    • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Immerse yourself. Savor the best storytelling from the greatest authors of the supernatural. The haunting language and brilliant rendition create an extraordinary atmosphere.

    Regular price: £12.19

    • The Scarlet Letter

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: John Chatty, Cindy Hardin Killavey
    • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
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    Hester Prynne commits adultery in a Puritan settlement and, as a result, is "branded" for the rest of her life by having to wear a scarlet letter "A" on her breast. Throughout the story, a complex relationship develops between Hester, her lover, her husband, and her daughter.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Spoiled by slight background noise

    • By F. Wynn on 11-01-15

    Regular price: £19.09

    • The Tanglewood Tales

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Bobbie Frohman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Nathaniel Hawthorne masterfully grabs the imagination of children with these timeless tales of adventure based on the incomparable Greek mythological heroes' escapades. The stories included are: "The Wayside", "The Minotaurs", "The Pygmies", "The Dragon's Teeth", "Circe's Palace", "The Pomegranate Seeds", and "The Golden Fleece".

    Regular price: £6.79

    • The Scarlet Letter

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Kristen Underwood
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Set in an early New England colony, the novel shows the terrible impact a single, passionate act has on the lives of three members of the community: the fiery, tortured Reverend Dimmesdale; the obsessed, vengeful Chillingworth; and the defiant Hester Prynne, who, unwilling to name her partner in adultery, is condemned to wear a scarlet "A" on the breast of her gown for the remainder of her life.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An American Charles Dickens?

    • By Welsh Mafia on 18-08-08

    Regular price: £17.09

    • The House of the Seven Gables

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Peter Marinker
    • Length: 4 hrs
    • Abridged
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    "To inherit a great fortune. To inherit a great misfortune." These words, from Nathaniel Hawthorne's notebook, neatly encapsulate the theme of The House of the Seven Gables - that of a family whose fortunes are poisoned by its past misdeeds.

    Regular price: £15.59

    • The Birthmark

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Paul Woodson
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this classic Hawthorne short story set in the late 18th century, the ambitious young scientist Aylmer cannot bear the fact that his otherwise flawlessly beautiful wife Georgiana bears a tiny birthmark on her cheek, an imperfection that he believes his scientific methods can cure. Devoted wholeheartedly to her husband, Georgiana allows Aylmer to work his scientific wonders upon her, so that the blemish no may no longer torment him. But tampering with nature can prove a fearful business....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • HUGE LET DOWN

    • By Highlight on 26-12-16

    Regular price: £6.69

    • The Birthmark

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Aylmer has a great career as a scientist and a beautiful new wife, Georgiana. There’s only one problem - Georgiana has a small red birthmark on her cheek. Aylmer grows increasingly disgusted with the birthmark and becomes obsessed with removing the one thing barring his wife from perfection. 

    Regular price: £2.59

    • The Birthmark

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Hawthorne approached the Romantic notion of the ability of science to destroy art (or beauty) in the form of fictive "horror stories" of biological research out of control. This story is the best of that group. A devoted scientist marries a beautiful woman with a single physical flaw: a birthmark on her face. Aylmer becomes obsessed with the imperfection and his attempts to remove it via his scientific skills, thus rendering his bride perfect.

    Regular price: £1.39

    • A Wonder Book

    • Greek Mythology Come Alive
    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Bobbie Frohman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The colorful characters from Greek mythology come alive in exciting adventures captured by the author of The House of the Seven Gables and The Scarlet Letter. Ride Pegasus, open Pandora' Box, kill Medea with her head of many snakes, join Hercules as he flexes his muscles and King Midas as he turn his daughter into gold. The stories, moral in tone, are totally riveting.

    Regular price: £5.99

    • The Masterworks of Orson Welles

    • By: Oscar Wilde, H. G. Wells, Saki, and others
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles
    • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Here are legendary director, producer, screenwriter, author, and actor Orson Welles' historic interpretations of excerpts from classic literature. Includes selections from Oscar Wilde's "The Happy Prince', H.G. Wells' "The Red Room", Saki's "Shredni Vashtar", Joseph Conrad's "The Secret Sharer", Rudyard Kipling's "Riki-Tikii-Tavi", Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Wakefield", Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell Tale Heart", and Robert Louis Stevenson's "Letter to the Reverend Dr. Hyde".

    Regular price: £14.49

    • The Scarlet Letter

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Ian Lynch
    • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s, magnum opus, tells the story of Hester Prynne, who gives birth two years after separation from her husband and is condemned to wear the scarlet letter A on her breast as punishment for her adultery. She resists all attempts of the 17th century Boston clergy to make her reveal the name of her child’s father while she struggles to create a new life of repentance and dignity.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Abridged. Lacks The Custom-House Introduction

    • By Chrissie on 18-04-18

    Regular price: £6.59

    • Masterpieces of Murder

    • Intriguing and Unusual Crime Stories
    • By: G. K. Chesterton, Edgar Allan Poe, A. J. Allan, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A fascinating collection of intriguing and unusual classic murder stories by some of the masters of mystery and crime writing.

    Regular price: £24.99

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