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The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
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Oct 16, 2011

did not like it
bookshelves: abominations, boring, historical, too-long, vile-characters

This is a book which can be easily paraphrased in under one page.

The Puritans: Hester, since you are unmarried and pregnant, you must wear this scarlet A on your dress so everyone knows how detestable you are.

Hester: OK.

Nathaniel Hawthorne: (incomprehensible nonsense)

The Puritans: Hester, since you are unmarried with a daughter, everyone detests you.

Hester: OK.

Nathaniel Hawthorne: (more incomprehensible nonsense)

The Puritans: Hester, you are an evil woman.

Hester: OK.

Reverend Dimmesdale: I can't take it anymore. I did it.

(They all die, except for Nathaniel Hawthorne, who went on to write so much incomprehensible nonsense that he is now known as a Famous Writer.)
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