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Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne
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Aug 10, 10

bookshelves: classics-american
Read from August 09 to 10, 2010

Allagorical account of Young Goodman Brown, a 17th century citizen of Salem, Mass, who, despite the entreatings of his new wife to stay at home, leaves for the evening with an encounter with a mysterious stranger. The stranger (guess who) leads him to see the real lives and desires of his pious neighbors and Goodman Brown's life is shaken forever. It is extremely well written but the theme and outcome were a little over the top for me. Interesting but not necessarily a great read for me.
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