Sin. Secrets. Revenge. The themes running through the great Romantic novels of American literature are reminiscent of soap operas, yet these are the books that established the US literary scene as important enough to rival that of England. As one of the first mass-produced books in the States, THE SCARLET LETTER was momentous not just because it was literary, but also because it was hugely popular. Why is author Nathaniel Hawthorne considered one of the greats? Delve into the drama with our brand new Instaread.