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"The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a classic novel that delves deep into the themes of sin, guilt, and redemption. Set in Puritan New England, the story follows Hester Prynne, who is convicted of adultery and forced to wear a scarlet letter "A" as a mark of her shame.

Hawthorne's writing is rich and vivid, painting a detailed picture of the austere society in which Hester lives. The characters are complex and well-developed, particularly Hester herself as she navigates the harsh judgment of her community while trying to protect the identity of her lover.

The novel explores the consequences of hidden secrets and the power of forgiveness, making it a thought-provoking and emotionally resonant read. While the language may be a bit dense for some modern readers, the story's timeless themes and compelling characters make it a worthwhile and rewarding read.

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Het werk is een tafereel van het booze in den mensch. Er treden weinig personen in op, maar toch is er handeling genoeg. De hoofdpersoon is eene gevallene, beklagenswaardige vrouw. Het eerst zien wij haar op 't schavot, om haar vergrijp ten toon gesteld. Zij staat daar voor 't oog der menigte met eene zuigeling, de vrucht van verboden hartstogt, op den arm, en eene scharlaken schandletter a, (adultère) op de borst; gedoemd om dat eerloos merk tot aan haren dood te dragen.. Vaderlandsche Letteroefeningen. P. Ellerman, Amsterdam 1854

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