Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,
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March Books 12) The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne

I guess I was just not in the mood for this. I found the archaic language tedious, the moral dilemmas artificial and not very interesting, and the portrayal of Puritan society unrealistic; I also was repelled by the author's lengthy autobiographical digression about working in the custom-house at the start. Well, one more nineteenth-century classic that I will never have to pick up again...
Tags: bookblog 2009, writer: nathaniel hawthorne
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