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The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
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Jul 23, 08

bookshelves: own, classics

Hawthorne seems to have some feminist leanings which come out in the sympathy he seems to show for Hester during her ordeals. It is interesting to get such a perspective from a male author of a time when women were generally not seen as equal.

The story is engaging but I had hoped for a greater emotional response and a deeper exploration of the romance and turmoil.

But all and all, this is a worthwhile read.
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