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[Netgalley] Manga Classics: The Scarlet Letter

I received a free e-copy through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

The Scarlet Letter is an adaptation of the novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The story is set in 17th-century Puritan Boston, Massachusetts and tells the tale of Hester Prynne who has committed adultery and must now bear a scarlet A upon her clothes for her crime.

When I first started reading this story, I was wondering if I would be able to understand it. Often times I find myself completely confused with classic novels because they use too much symbolism and stiff language. The story comes across just fine as we follow Hester who is shunned by her community after they find out she’s committed adultery. Nobody knows who her husband is and even a villager mentions that me might have died at sea but still they condemn her and her child of sin. Continue reading