Let men tremble to win the hand of woman, unless they win along with it the utmost passion of her heart!
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Source Notes: The Scarlet Letter (chapter 15, "Hester and Pearl") (1850). The narrator makes this exclamation in describing the unhappy marriage of Chillingworth and Hester.
Nathaniel Hawthorne (July 4, 1804 May 19, 1864) was a 19th century American novelist and short story writer. He is seen as a key figure in the development of American literature.
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