Boston in the 1600s is a small town, but a large crowd waits for Hester Prynne outside the prison. She carries a baby in her arms and the scarlet letter ´A´ is on her dress. ´A´ is for adulteress. Who is the father of her baby? Nobody knows and Hester will not say. Penguin Readers are simplified text which provide a step-by-step approach to the joys of reading for pleasure.