The Scarlet Letter

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  • Paperback
  • 432 pages
  • The Scarlet Letter
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • English
  • 25 July 2018
  • 1411426975

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The Scarlet Letter Have you ever tried to read The Scarlet Letter but realized midway through the second sentence that you were already lostNo Fear The Scarlet Letter will change all that No need to worry about losing the thread any whenever Hawthorne s sentences become too convoluted to follow, or you can t figure out exactly what he s talking about, simply look across at the right hand page and a simplified, modernized text using the kind of English we actually speak today will set you back on track Soon you ll be reading Hawthorne s own words fearlessly and actually enjoying it Sales Points Part of a very successful series The Scarlet Letter is a required book in many high school and university English classes, and this will help students understand Hawthorne s classic novel Free Read Books The Scarlet Letter Author Nathaniel Hawthorne – scottishhomebakingawards.co.uk

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13 thoughts on “The Scarlet Letter

  1. Sarah says:

    Hester walked across the room She stepped upon her left foot, her right foot, and then her left foot again One wonders, why doth she, in this instance of walking across the room, begin her journey upon the left foot and not the right Could it be her terrible sin, that the devil informeth the left foot just as he informeth the left hand and those bewitched, left handed persons amongst us Why, forsooth, doth the left foot of sin draggeth the innocent right foot along its wretched journey from Hester walked across the room She stepped upon her left foot, her right foot, and then her left foot again One wonders, why doth she, in this instance of walking across the room, begin her journey upon the left foot and not the right Could it be her terrible sin, that the devil informeth the left foot just as he informeth the left hand and those bewitched, left handed persons amongst...

  2. Heather Lei says:

    The story, not bad The style, unreadable Here is who I would recommend this book to people who like sentences with 4 or 5 thoughts, and that are paragraph length so that they are nearly impossible to understand because by the time the end, of th...

  3. Johntaylor1973 says:

    I found my old high school review of this book Here s a little bit of my assessment Apologiese in advance If there is a hell, Hawthorne is the devil s sidekick, and the first thing you re given after the stark realization that you re in hell, on fire, and this is going to last forever is this book And you have to do a 10 page paper praising the wondrous virtues of this massive waste of time And after you ve finished writing in your own blood, mind you your stupid paper, you are given an I found my old high school review of this book Here s a little bit of my assessment Apologiese in advance If there is a hell, Hawthorne is the devil s sidekick, and the first thing you re given after the stark realization that you re in hell, on fire, and this is going to last forever is this book And you have to do a 10 page paper praising the wondrous virtues of this massive waste of time And after you ve finished writing in your own blood, mind you your stupid paper, you are given another essay topic dealing with this same insipid book Congratulations, this is what you ll be doing for eternity.Haha, I really DID NOT LIKE this book in HS, and it s part of the reason why I have always been apprehensive about US literature especially the classics.Now I m a TEACHER and I m going to revisit this monolit...

  4. Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel HawthorneThe Scarlet Letter A Romance, an 1850 novel, is a work of historical fiction, written by American author Nathaniel Hawthorne It is considered his masterwork Set in 17th century Puritan Massachusetts Bay Colony, during the years 1642 to 1649, it tells the story of Hester Prynne, who conceives a daughter through an affair and struggles to create a new life of repentance and dignity Throughout the book, Hawthorne explores themes of legalism, sin, and gui The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel HawthorneThe Scarlet Letter A Romance, an 1850 novel, is a work of historical fiction, written by American author Nathaniel Hawthorne It is considered his masterwork Set in 17th century Puritan Massachusetts Bay Colony, during the years 1642 to 1649, it tells the story of Hester Prynne, who conceives a daughter through an affair and struggles to create a new life of...

  5. Eddie Watkins says:

    THIS BOOK IS ABOUT A PREECHERS SPERM IT HAS UPTIGHT PEOPLE IN IT

  6. Sean Barrs the Bookdragon says:

    Behold, verily, there is the women of the Scarlet Letter and, of a truth, over, there is the likeness of the scarlet letter running alongside herLet s talk a little bit about self fulfilling prophecy If an entire community, and religious sect, brand a girl s mother as a sinner, whether justly or unjustly, then surely the girl will take some of this to heart If the only world she has ever known is one when he only parent is considered ungodly, blasphemous and full of sin, then surelyBehold, verily, there is the women of the Scarlet Letter and, of a truth, over, there is the likeness of the scarlet letter running alongside herLet s talk a little bit about self fulfilling prophecy If an entire community, and religious sect, brand a girl s mother as a sinner, whether justly or unjustly, then surely the girl will take some of this to heart If the only world she has ever known is one when he only parent is considered ungodly, blasphemous and full of sin, then surely she will begin to reflect some of these ideals When the Puritans branded Hester with the Scarlet Letter, they also branded her daughter metaphorically speaking, of course This novel is a political message directly pointed at the Puritans of early America In their blind devoutness they almost cause the very thing they are actually preaching against Ultimately, Hawthorne portrays the religious sect as hypocrites who a...

  7. a.novel.femme says:

    oh god hawthorne is that perpetually needy manchild of a writer, you know the one who peers over your shoulder while youre trying to read and keeps pointing out the parts of his own writing that he finds particularly good and or moving yeah, see do you see see how i talked about how the rose is red, and then i talk about how hesters a is red, too do you see what im trying to do here, with the symbolism and its like that all the way through the book edit 12 september 2008 im tutoring oh god hawthorne is that perpetually needy manchild of a writer, you know the one who peers over your shoulder while youre trying to read and keeps pointing out the parts of his own writing that he finds particularly good and or moving yeah, see do you see see how i talked about how the rose is red, and then i talk about how hesters a is re...

  8. Werner says:

    Actually, I ve read this book twice, the first time when I was in high school Reading it again after some thirty years, I was amazed at the amount of meaning I d missed the first time Most modern readers don t realize and certainly aren t taught in school that Hawthorne as his fiction, essays and journals make clear was a strong Christian, though he steadfastly refused to join a denomination and here his central subject is the central subject of the Christian gospel sin s guilt and forg Actually, I ve read this book twice, the first time when I was in high school Reading it again after some thirty years, I was amazed at the amount of meaning I d missed the first time Most modern readers don t realize and certainly aren t taught in school that Hawthorne as his fiction, essays and journals make clear was a strong Christian, though he steadfastly refused to join a denomination and here his central subject is the central subject of the Christian gospel sin s guilt and forgiveness Unlike many moderns, Hawthorne doesn t regard Hester s adultery as perfectly okay and excusable though he also doesn t regard it as an unforgivable sin But his faith was of a firmly Arminian sort and as he makes abundantly clear, it s very...

  9. Peter Derk says:

    It s great to finally get back to the classics It s been far too long since I read a book with careful intensity, noting throwaway lines that are likely to show up on a multiple choice or short answer test that misses the main themes of a book entirely while managing to ask lots of questions like, In the fourth chapter, what kind of shoes was character you don t even remember wearing I was thinking maybe it would be nice to read a book like this without worrying about that stuff, just absor It s great to finally get back to the classics It s been far too long since I read a book with careful intensity, noting throwaway lines that are likely to show up on a multiple choice or short answer test that misses the main themes of a book entirely while managing to ask lots of questions like, In the fourth chapter, what kind of shoes was character you don t even remember wearing I was thinking maybe it would be nice to read a book like this without worrying about that stuff, just absorbing it for what it was and then moving on through my life drunk.W...

  10. Emily May says:

    So I finally got to find out for myself what the majority of American high schoolers are subjected to, and while I see the importance of a story like this and the ideas it presents in 1850, I think the subject matter is both outdated and irrelevant today One might, of course, choose to point out that Hester Prynne s antics would still today be considered immoral in certain parts of the world, however the difference is that they probably wouldn t treat her so leniently as this seventeenth centur So I finally got to find out for myself what the majority of American high schoolers are subjected to, and while I see the importance of a story like this and the ideas it presents in 1850, I think the subject matter is both outdated and irrelevant today One might, of course, choose to point out that Hester Prynne s antics would still today be considered immoral in certain parts of the world, however the difference is that they probably wouldn t treat her so leniently as this seventeenth century puritan community in Boston did Therefore, it is neither applicable nor particularly shocking The most surpr...

  11. Melissa Rudder says:

    This was my third time reading The Scarlet Letter The first time was during my junior year of high school I actually enjoyed it, though literature of the nineteenth century was such a mystery to me then that I shied away from the creaky long words and felt proud of myself for succeeding in merely following the plot When I first read it to teach it last year, I was enraptured This year was the same Hawthorne has such an impressive command over language The eloquence of his language carries This was my third time reading The Scarlet Letter The first time was during my junior year of high school I actually enjoyed it, though literature of the nineteenth century was such a mystery to me then that I shied away from the creaky long words and felt proud of myself for succeeding in merely following the plot When I first read it to teach it last year, I was enraptured This year was the same Hawthorne has such an impressive command over language The eloquence of his language carries such depth that it s like reading poetry I find myself underlining multiple sections on every page, wishing I had months to spend teaching the book, just so I could spend hours with my classes exploring the complex meaning and patterns unfolding in his language My students probably wouldn t find it as fun as I would, I betcha Reading the soap opera like plot is a guilty pleasure Possibly because I m accustomed to the quiet romance of nineteenth century novels, I find ...

  12. Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ says:

    Maybe 2.5 stars if I were just rating this on how much I actually enjoyed reading it The 40 page Custom House introduction was pure pain to plow through, no lie, and there are a lot of slow spots where Hawthorne gets hung up in the details But 5 stars for the richness of Hawthorne s language, the intriguing symbolism, and the way he delves into the human heart The Custom House part which is just a framing device seriously, I ll skip it if I ever read this again tells of a man who finds th Maybe 2.5 stars if I were just rating this on how much I actually enjoyed reading it The 40 page Custom House introduction was pure pain to plow through, no lie, and there are a lot of slow spots where Hawthorne gets hung up in the details But 5 stars for the richness of Hawthorne s language, the intriguing symbolism, and the way he delves into the human heart The Custom House part which is just a framing device seriously, I ll skip it if I ever read this again tells of a man who finds the fateful scrap of red cloth a scarlet A, beautifully embroidered with gold thread, along with a 200 year old manuscript telling the story of Hester Prynne This man then retells her story In the mid 1600s Boston is a Puritan settlement, so adultery was a huge scandal Hester Prynne is led out of jail in front of a crowd, her baby daughter Pearl in her arms, and with the scarlet A on her dress, standing for Adultress She s...

  13. Kat Kennedy says:

    Modern society and a number of people seem somewhat confused about our ancestors On one hand, they re dumbass peasants who attached BYOW Bring Your Own Witch to their barbeque invitations On the other hand, they sometimes imbue them with super mystical intelligence, class and abilities whilst bemoaning how stupid and uncouth we have become in comparison.The Scarlet Letter allows us to judge that the reality was somewhere in between but mostly sitting on the side of pathological stupidity im Modern society and a number of people seem somewhat confused about our ancestors On one hand, they re dumbass peasants who attached BYOW Bring Your Own Witch to their barbeque invitations On the other hand, they sometimes imbue them with super mystical intelligence, class and abilities whilst bemoaning how stupid and uncouth we have become in comparison.The Scarlet Letter allows us to judge that the reality was somewhere in between but mostly sitting on the side of pathological stupidity image error And borderline sluttery, but we don t complain about that partThe Scarlet Letter is on...