The Scarlet Letter is the story of three New England settlers at odds with the Puritan society in which they live. Roger Chillingworth, an ageing scholar, arrives in New England after two years separation from his wife Hester to find her on trial for adultery. She refuses to reveal her lovers identity and is condemned to wear a scarlet letter A sewn on to her clothes. Roger resolves to discover the mans identity, and over the next seven years the participants in the love triangle suffer the consequences of betrayal, cowardice and humiliation, before moving towards redemption at the novels climax.With an afterword by Jonty Claypole.Designed to appeal to the book lover, the Macmillan Collectors Library is a series of beautifully bound pocket-sized gift editions of much loved classic titles. Bound in real cloth, printed on high quality paper, and featuring ribbon markers and gilt edges, Macmillan Collectors Library are books to love and treasure.