Readers' Review: "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
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"The Scarlet Letter" tells the story of a passionate young woman, her cowardly lover and her aging, vengeful husband. Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote it in the 19th century but set it in the Puritan community of 17th-century Boston. Its depiction of the struggle between heart and mind remains timeless.
assistant professor, Emerson College
author of "The Peabody Sisters: Three Women Who Ignited American Romanticism"
Washington Post columnist
author of "Tell Me About It: Lying, Sulking, Getting Fat... and 56 Other Things Not to Do While Looking for Love"
author of "The Chester Chronicles",
professor emeritus of literature, American University