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The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
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Oct 17, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: pleasura
Read in August, 2011

My first Kindle read, which was not bad at all. This book is such a delight to read especially for its vocabulary. It reads well out loud and with a British accent. The setting is almost outlandish in terms of today's mindset, but if you can accept the parameters of shame, guilt, and a social moral climate then the book really gives access to the human soul. Perhaps that made the book even more refreshing to me. We live in a time where the ethos is so intangible in many ways. To see the boundaries of life clearly is quite revealing. In spite of the deep suffering in the book, there is great humanity and great redemption.

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