The Scarlet Letter is a romantic novel written by Nathaniel Hawthorne in 1850. The novel is set in the 17th century and is considered as one of the best works of all time. Hawthorne takes us through the themes of guilt, legalism, and sin in his masterpiece work.
The book starts with the 17th century Boston where a woman named Hester Prynne is undergoing public shame and punishment. Everyone is skeptical about Hester’s pregnancy as she was not living with her husband since past two years.