"On the breast of her gown, in fine red cloth, surrounded with an elaborate embroidery and fantastic flourishes of gold thread, appeared the letter "A". It was so artisti¬cally done, and with so much fertility and gorgeous luxuriance of fancy, that it had all the effect of a last and fitting decoration to the apparel which she wore; and which was of a splendor in ac¬cordance with the taste of the age, but greatly beyond what was allowed by the sumptuary regulations of the colony ..."
Set in seventeenth century somewhere in Massachusetts: Rumors swirl in a small town. "The Scarlet Letter" - A - on her dress marks young mother Hester Prynne among her Puritan neighbors, who demand to know who fathered her child.
But Hester keeps her secret.
Until a confession reveals the truth with unexpected consequences ...