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  Nathaniel Hawthorne on Abraham Lincoln (02:26)
Of the new President Lincoln, Nathaniel Hawthorne writes a review so shocking that the "Atlantic Monthly" refuses to print it. Sam Waterston reads excerpts from Hawthorne's work.
  The Scarlet Letter (240:00)
Pregnant as the result of an adulterous affair, Hester Prynne pays for her sin publicly while her unnamed lover wrestles with his conscience in private. But Hester transforms her shameful badge—the letter A sewn from red cloth—into a gorgeous emblem of honor as she earns both spiritual redemption and the respect of her Puritan peers. This production of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic The Scarlet Letterwas called “A completely faithful, totally fascinating dramatization” by the Los Angeles Times. With Meg Foster as Hester Prynne, John Heard as Reverend Dimmesdale, and Kevin Conway as Roger Chillingworth. Distributed by PBS Distribution. (4 hours)

Nathaniel Hawthorne: Young Goodman Brown (43:00)

  Was there evil lurking in the gloomy New England woods the night that young Goodman Brown went on his secret errand? Or did he bring the evil with him, locked within his own heart? This program features an outstanding adaptation of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic tale—shot on location in historic Salem—that deftly captures the story’s mystery and menace. In addition, a discussion of the life of Hawthorne and the Salem witch trials provides the historical context for this dark gem of American fiction. (43 minutes)