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The Scarlet Letter

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The Scarlet Letter
The Scarlet Letter (1850) written by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a work of romantic fiction in a historical setting. It is considered to be the author’s masterpiece and his most famous work. The philosophical and psychological depth of the universal themes the book explores has made it a contemporary classic. Set in 17th-century Puritan Boston, it tells the story of Hester Prynne, who gives birth after committing adultery and struggles to create a new life of repentance and dignity. Throughout the book, Hawthorne delves into the timeless and convoluted themes of crime and punishment; religion and law; and sin and guilt. BookRix: herodotus

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amazing!!!! i loved every part of the book

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Enjoyed your comment. This is an amazing book by Hawthorne, his masterpiece. What's interesting to me is that the characters and story will stay with you. Nobody can put you down!

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