The Scarlet Letter (Signet Classics)
by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Mass Market Paperback- $3.95

A passionate young woman, her cowardly lover, and her aging, vengeful husband are the central characters in this stark drama of the ...

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  "Average Book that Bored Me at Times" by cjspock (see profile) 09/10/06

I had a hard time getting into the book. I wanted to like the story, but to be honest, it bored me at times. I did like the core story though. It realy shows what a hidden "sin" can do to a person; how it can fester. All in all, I say it is an average book.

 
  "watch the Demi Moore version!" by tanya (see profile) 09/13/06

Started reading it and remembered why i could not finish it in High School and ended up putting it down halfway through the book and not picking it back up...no interest. Showing the movie, although a loose version of the book, help sparked up discussion.

 
  "Scarlet Letter" by dogdmc49 (see profile) 05/03/12

Most of the gals in our book club didn't even finish this book as its so hard to read. So wordy!

 
  "the scarlet letter" by tilliek1970 (see profile) 05/03/12

Realize this book was written a long time ago, out club wanted to read a classic. Unfortunatly this was such a hard read that most of the members weren't even able to finish the novel.

 
  "A classic I've never read before" by MomB96 (see profile) 10/07/12

I never read this book in high school or college, if you can believe that, so I was looking forward to sinking my teeth into something classic. Once I got used to the language, I found it to be a very engaging book. You think about the Scarlet Letter as being about adultery, but it's not really about the act -- it's about the consequences of it. I liked the character development and how Hester's actions gave us much food for thought and discussion. Why does she do the things she does? What might she have been thinking? Another member of our club happened to be studying the time period and was able to give us some very important insights into the Puritan religion, too, which helped immensely. I definitely recommend this book, whether you have read it before or not. I think you would get something different out of it reading it at different ages and stages of life.

 
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  "The Scarlet Letter Is and Oldly Moldy" by sparklenana (see profile) 04/25/15

I found this story slow reading and in the old english text it was booooring!

 
  "" by [email protected] (see profile) 06/04/16

"ON A FIELD, SABLE, THE LETTER A, GULES." Sin can be not only all consuming, but eternal! WOW!!! A psychological masterpiece.

 
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