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February Classic Literature Choice

Happy Friday everyone! I can’t believe we’re already in February. Where did January even go? I’ve been busy researching agents to query my work to, as well as writing/revising a few articles to submit before the deadline arrives. I love the whole process…writing, revising, submitting, acceptance/rejection… but sometimes it can be stressful. For that reason, one of my favorite escape is to read!

Last month I chose Hemingway’s The Old Man and The Sea. Since Valentine’s Day is coming up… for this month’s classic book club selection, I decided to choose a love story: Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter.

I was first introduced to this classic story way back when I was a junior in high school. I have loved the story ever since. There are three main people involved, and the themes are sin, love, revenge, repentance, and so much more that I’m sure I didn’t list here.

The story is set in Puritan era New England. The protagonist is Hester Prynne, a young woman who has borne an infant out of wedlock. She assumes herself to be a widow…until her husband (Roger Chillingworth) arrives home unexpectedly from somewhere far away, and conceals his identity. He discovers Hester publicly wearing the letter A on her chest, a symbol and punishment for her adultery. I’m going to stop there for now, because the story involves finding out who her lover is. I’ll let you discover what happens next…

It’s a great read and I hope you’ll take part in it. Tell me what you think of this book. I’d love to hear your thoughts!