The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne

tn_la2bletra2bescarlata2brba2b2004I don’t think there’s much to say about this book that hasn’t been said already. To me, it was very different of what I expected. I was hoping something more close to realism or naturalism, but there were moments that felt like a fantastic tale. A man dying of guilt, another dying later because he couldn’t pursue his revenge… Hester being unable of breaking the spell the scarlet letter had on her, the child being unable of recognizing her own mother without the letter. I know there’s supposed to be some symbolism behind the entire story and characters and such, but really? Maybe is just that I’m not that familiar with the 17th century American way of life.

But the cover is pretty, isn’t it?