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The Scarlet Letter

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

Title: The Scarlet Letter
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Year: 1850

On a field, sable,
The letter A, gules.

This was probably America’s first classic. If you have watched the movie with Demi Moore, forget it! The book is worlds better, and except for the characters names and the basic story, it is completely different. How could Hollywood produce such filth, and then tarnish the book by sharing its name?

My biggest beef with the book is the horrendously long, boring and meaningless preface. Take my advice, don’t read it! Skip right to the story. The preface is nearly ¼ of the length of the story, and it is some of the worst drabble I have ever read.

The story proper, is a gripping tale of adultery in a puritan colony. In it you will find a soul tormented by long-kept secrets, and another whose strength bears the weight of the world.

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