Parents' Guide to

The Scarlet Letter

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Classic novel of American religion, morality, and hypocrisy.

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Great Book! Very Inspiring! I would give it infinity stars if i could. Best Book I've ever read and I've read a lot of books.

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Hawthorne's prose can seem complicated and stilted to modern ears, but a careful reading reveals his delicious use of irony and symbolism to make his points about American morality and hypocrisy. Written in the mid-1800s, The Scarlet Letter is one of the most acclaimed early America novels and is frequently assigned in upper-level high school and entry-level college English Literature classes. It examines issues of sin and redemption and paints a vivid portrait of Puritan life in the mid-1600s.

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