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The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne Narrator: Johan F Girado Release Date: 01/09/2021

The Scarlet Letter is written by Nathaniel Hawthorne and was first published in 1850. The story is about Hester Prynne who conceives a daughter through an affair and her struggles on how to live her life of repentance and dignity. Hester was forced to wear a letter A in her clothes as a badge of shame for what she did. The main themes of the novel were shaming and social stigmatizing, sin, guilt, and ultimately redemption. The Scarlet Letter is one of the first mass-produced books in America and is considered a masterpiece of American literature and a classic moral study.  The book's immediate and lasting success is largely due to the way it addressed the spiritual and moral issues from a uniquely American standpoint and it remains relevant today for its philosophical and psychological depth and continues to be read as a classic tale on a universal theme.

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The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne Narrator: Geoffrey Giuliano And The Icon Players Release Date: 01/07/2021

This book tells the story of Hester Prynne, a young woman who conceives a child while her husband is missing at sea. The Puritan Elders of the New England settlement of Boston, where she lives, condemn her to wear a scarlet letter A to signify her adultery. She refuses to name her lover, and he too keeps his silence, but with a terrible cost. The tale is prefaced with an account of the Salem Custom-house where Nathaniel Hawthorne was working when he began writing The Scarlet Letter. Produced by Macc Kay Production executive Avalon Giuliano ICON Intern Eden Garret Giuliano ©2021 Eden Garret Giuliano (P) 2021 Eden Garret Giuliano Geoffrey Giuliano is the author of over thirty internationally bestselling biographies, including the London Sunday Times bestseller 'Blackbird: The Life and Times of Paul McCartney' and 'Dark Horse: The Private Life of George Harrison'. He can be heard on the Westwood One Radio Network and has written and produced over seven hundred original spoken word albums and video documentaries on various aspects of popular culture. In addition, Giuliano is an occasional lecturer at Northwestern University. He is also a well-known movie actor in such films as 'Mechanic Resurrection and the 'Scorpion King' series, among many. Geoffrey is a near lifelong student of Bhakti (Devotional) Yoga and an ardent animal rights advocate. He makes his home with his son Eden in Bangkok and Vrndavana, and Jaipur India.

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La letra escarlata

La letra escarlata

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne Narrator: Lina Franco Release Date: 01/05/2021

La letra escarlata refleja la historia moral de la Nueva Inglaterra: el amor puritano por la religión, en pugna con la religión pagana del amor. Mas no sólo es una imagen de Nueva Inglaterra, sino del mismo Hawthorne. Hay un jirón de Hawthorne en cada uno de los personajes de este libro: en la severidad de los jueces que castigan el quebrantamiento del código moral; en la conciencia vengadora; en la irresolución de quien esconde la llama de su corazón bajo las cenizas de los convencionalismos sociales; y en la actitud desafiadora de quien lleva el símbolo del dolor. Esta obra no es la mera proyección sombría de un sentimiento interior de pecado. Corno toda gran literatura, acepta la tragedia de la vida, pero simultáneamente representa al espíritu humano triunfante, en algún punto, sobre el mal arraigado en los corazones e incorporado a las instituciones de los hombres. Este poeta, al hablar de sí mismo, ha conseguido hablar por la humanidad; ha universalizado lo concreto; la experiencia no se ha convertido en mera expresión, sino en comunicación y, por lo tanto, en arte. Ambientada en la Nueva Inglaterra de los puritanos del siglo XVII, La letra escarlata (1849) narra el terrible impacto que un simple acto de pasión desencadena en las vidas de tres miembros de la comunidad: Hester Prynne, una mujer de espíritu libre e independiente, objeto del escarnio público y condenada a llevar la 'A' de 'Adúltera'; el reverendo Dimmesdale, un alma atormentada por la culpa aunque digno de la estima general, y Chillingworth, un ser siniestro, cruel y vengativo, que maquina en la sombra.

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The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne Narrator: Emma Gibson Release Date: 01/04/2021

The Scarlet Letter – published first in 1850, was in its time considered as an innovative and at the same time scandalous novel, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne. This book was strongly disapproved by the fellow countrymen of the author and banned by the Russian tsars Now 'The Scarlet Letter' is included in the school curriculum. 'The Scarlet Letter' tells the story of Hester Prynne, who conceives a daughter through an affair and struggles to create a new life of repentance and dignity. For the Puritan Boston in the 17th century New England, this is a terrible violation of morality. Hester is therefore paraded through the town, holding her baby and wearing the red letter 'A' that marks an adulteress. But she continues to fight for what and whom she loves 'The Scarlet Letter' is the first novel of Nathaniel Hawthorne and the first work, in which the Old World has opened towards a new American literature. The novel was made into a film seven times in the United States, as well as in Spain, France and South Korea. The most famous and inspirational works of Nathaniel Hawthorne include: Twice-Told Tales, Fanshawe (published anonymously), The Scarlet Letter, The House of the Seven Gables, The Blithedale Romance, The Marble Faun: Or, The Romance of Monte Beni and many more.

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B. J. Harrison Reads Young Goodman Brown

B. J. Harrison Reads Young Goodman Brown

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne Narrator: B. J. Harrison Release Date: 01/03/2021

Goodman Brown is a young man who leads a normal and peaceful life with his wife Faith. However one evening, he leaves his wife and heads out to the forest. He has to run an unknown and urgent errand. There, he meets an old man who strangely resembles Brown a lot. Together, they walk deeper in the woods and suddenly Brown hears Faith's voice coming from an unknown direction. He runs angrily through the forest when he stumbles upon a strange ceremony. Goodman Brown's adventure through the woods is a symbol for his journey into self-scrutiny. But is he being tortured through a dream or it this all reality? B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere. Nathaniel Hawthorne was an American author who lived in the period 1804-1864. He is best known as novelist and short-story writer. His literary style belongs to dark romanticism. Morality, religion, guilt and sin were topics he often took up in his stories. History, symbolism and psychology were also often intertwined in his works. To this day, he is considered to be one of the greatest fiction writers in American literature. Some of Hawthorne's most popular novels are 'The Scarlet Letter', 'The House of Seven Gables' and 'The Marble Faun'.

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B. J. Harrison Reads The Ambitious Guest

B. J. Harrison Reads The Ambitious Guest

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne Narrator: B. J. Harrison Release Date: 01/02/2021

A young traveler is up on a mountain when night falls and he finds shelter with a family that lives nearby. They make friendly conversation and the visitor shares his dreams and goals to achieve great things in life. Their conversation is however interrupted by the sound of rocks falling from the slope. Are they in danger? Find out in Nathaniel Hawthorne's 'The Ambitious Guest'. B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere. Nathaniel Hawthorne was an American author who lived in the period 1804-1864. He is best known as novelist and short-story writer. His literary style belongs to dark romanticism. Morality, religion, guilt and sin were topics he often took up in his stories. History, symbolism and psychology were also often intertwined in his works. To this day, he is considered to be one of the greatest fiction writers in American literature. Some of Hawthorne's most popular novels are 'The Scarlet Letter', 'The House of Seven Gables' and 'The Marble Faun'.

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B. J. Harrison Reads Rappaccini's Daughter

B. J. Harrison Reads Rappaccini's Daughter

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne Narrator: B. J. Harrison Release Date: 01/02/2021

Dr. Giacomo Rappaccini is a scientist who grows poisonous plants in his garden. The only person who can tend to the plants is his own daughter Beatrice who has not only become resistant to poison but is also poisonous herself. Rappaccini and his daughter lead a secluded life, distanced from other people and reality. However, one day the young student Giovanni Guasconti sees Beatrice and immediately falls in love with her. Giovanni’s mentor Baglioni warns the poor boy but Giovanni’s feelings are stronger than anything. So he enters the poisonous garden. What will be the consequences for him and will he and Beatrice be able to be together? Find out in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s 'Rappaccini's Daughter'. B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere. Nathaniel Hawthorne was an American author who lived in the period 1804-1864. He is best known as novelist and short-story writer. His literary style belongs to dark romanticism. Morality, religion, guilt and sin were topics he often took up in his stories. History, symbolism and psychology were also often intertwined in his works. To this day, he is considered to be one of the greatest fiction writers in American literature. Some of Hawthorne’s most popular novels are 'The Scarlet Letter', 'The House of Seven Gables' and 'The Marble Faun'.

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B. J. Harrison Reads The Mechanical Butterfly

B. J. Harrison Reads The Mechanical Butterfly

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne Narrator: B. J. Harrison Release Date: 01/02/2021

Owen Warland is a genius who wants to create things and break the limitations set by the society and the people surrounding him. He is deeply misunderstood and he often quits his innovative projects when people advise him to take up something more 'practical'. After many failed attempts to fit in, he finally breaks away from society and finds peace in nature. Will he finally get to finish the creation of his lifetime and will it all have been in vain? Find out in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s 'The Mechanical Butterfly'. B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere. Nathaniel Hawthorne was an American author who lived in the period 1804-1864. He is best known as novelist and short-story writer. His literary style belongs to dark romanticism. Morality, religion, guilt and sin were topics he often took up in his stories. History, symbolism and psychology were also often intertwined in his works. To this day, he is considered to be one of the greatest fiction writers in American literature. Some of Hawthorne’s most popular novels are 'The Scarlet Letter', 'The House of Seven Gables' and 'The Marble Faun'.

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La Letra Escarlata

La Letra Escarlata

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne Narrator: Luna Sanchez Release Date: 01/01/2021

Esta versión de La Letra Escarlata es la más barata que también tiene audio de calidad superior. Nosotros editamos el audio para su placer. Usamos procesos de la computadora y trabajo manual para crear una experiencia buena de volumen y calidad sin ruidos malos. ¡Es nuestro distinto placer presentarle nuestra versión de La Letra Escarlata por Nathaniel Hawthorne, narrado por Luna Sanchez!

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Rappaccini's Daughter

Rappaccini's Daughter

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne Narrator: Christopher Ragland, Ghizela Rowe Release Date: 01/01/2021

Nathaniel Hawthorne was born on 4th July 1804 in Salem, Massachusetts, a town synonymous with the earlier Salem Witch Trials. It was instrumental in Hawthorne's later use of American Gothic and dark romanticism in his writing.At only four years old, his father died and his mother took him and his two sisters to live with her family and then on to their own home in Raymond, Maine. The young Hawthorne had a passion for fiction and poetry and voraciously read the works of Ann Radcliffe, Henry Fielding and Lord Byron. He was sent to college at his maternal uncle's insistence. During these years he met and befriended Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and future U S president Franklin Pierce. These friendships were lifelong and to have a crucial impact on his writings and career. At college Hawthorne had made attempts at writing short stories and essays but without opportunities to publish. It was only in 1828 that he finally published his novel 'Franshawe' to little success and so he began work as editor for the American Magazine of Useful and Entertaining Knowledge. Hawthorne's short stories were first published in magazines but in 1837 were collected and published as 'Twice-Told Tales'. A steady literary career still did not come his way and so he worked in a good position at Salem's port and married the love of his life Sophia Peabody. They moved to live in 'The Old Manse' at Concord, Massachusetts. Finally. in 1850 came spectacular literary and commercial success with 'The Scarlet Letter' followed by 'The House of the Seven Gables' the following year. In 1852, Hawthorne published a biography of presidential candidate Franklin Pierce. After Pierce's victory he was appointed consul in Liverpool, a position that offered prestige, money and fame. At the end of this appointment he returned several times to Europe before settling in Massachusetts and resuming writing and publication.During the early 1860's his health declined and on 19th May 1864 during a trip to Plymouth, New Hampshire. He was 59 and was buried in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord, Massachusetts. 'Rapaccinni's Daughter' is a classic piece of literature from his pen. Set in Italy, it is an unsettling story of romance destroyed by science.

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The Wedding Knell

The Wedding Knell

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne Narrator: Lorraine Ansell Release Date: 01/11/2020

In The Wedding Knell, Mrs Dabney (a woman who married and was widowed twice) is going to be marrying Mr. Ellenwood, a 65 year old who had been attracted to Dabney in the past. When Mrs. Dabney enters the church for the wedding, the bell let out a deep knell, usually reserved for funerals. The bell continued to ring until the groom arrived. The groom arrived with a funeral precession, and claimed that Mrs. Dabney's youth was given to other husbands, and he was forced to live an unhappy life because he couldn't have her. Now that he was finally asked to marry her, there was nothing left for him but old age and death, so he stated "Let us be married; and then to our coffins!". Though shocked, she continued with the marriage, and they would let their love last for eternity.

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Three Mad Scientists Stories

Three Mad Scientists Stories

Author: Georg Klein, Machado De Assiss, Nathaniel Hawthorne Narrator: Gabriella Lewis, Johnny Phillips Release Date: 01/10/2020

Three short stories with mad scientist protagonist

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