I suppose it is generally agreed that "The Scarlet Letter" is his chef-d'œuvre.
What was the efficacy of the whipping or the "scarlet letter," we are not informed.
“I have left thee to the scarlet letter,” replied Roger Chillingworth.
The scarlet letter was her passport into regions where other women dared not tread.
“Thy mother is yonder woman with the scarlet letter,” said ...