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The Scarlet Letter
by Nathaniel Hawthorne | Literature & Fiction
Registered by DHMO of New Boston, New Hampshire USA on 6/28/2016
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by GoryDetails): travelling


This book is in the wild! This Book is Currently in the Wild!

2 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by DHMO from New Boston, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, June 28, 2016

9 out of 10

Fifth Printing, February, 1952

Found at a used book sale, enjoyed, now sharing... 


Journal Entry 2 by DHMO at Goffstown Rail Trail-across from ball fields in Goffstown, New Hampshire USA on Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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Released 1 mo ago (10/18/2017 UTC) at Goffstown Rail Trail-across from ball fields in Goffstown, New Hampshire USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

Left at trail head kiosk for Goffstown Rail Trail on Mast Rd., in parking lot across from ball fields. 


Journal Entry 3 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Wednesday, October 18, 2017

6 out of 10

I was delighted to find this book at the trailhead kiosk - it's seldom that I get a chance to go book-hunting and even more seldom that the book's still there! (Saw the other book as well, but left that for someone else.) I'd read this one before, but was glad to have a chance to add my thoughts; will try and find somewhere interesting to re-release it.

This isn't my favorite Hawthorne work - for that I'd pick The Blithedale Romance or some of his short stories. But Scarlet Letter was memorable for its depiction of people struggling against their own natures and/or against the restrictions placed on them by their society, with the result being some really crushing suffering on almost all sides.

[I saw the Demi Moore film when it first came out, and hadn't laughed so hard in a long time {wry grin} - when I wasn't wincing. And I don't even have a passion for Gary Oldman to ease the pain! Oh, and here's a link to the TV Tropes page on the book; there are mentions of various adaptations but it focuses on the original.] 


Journal Entry 4 by wingGoryDetailswing at Little Free Library, Bedford St in Concord, Massachusetts USA on Wednesday, October 25, 2017

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Released 3 wks ago (10/25/2017 UTC) at Little Free Library, Bedford St in Concord, Massachusetts USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

I left this book in the Little Free Library, which happens to be just across the street from the Sleepy Hollow cemetery where author Hawthorne is buried. Hope the finder enjoys the book!

[See other recent releases in MA here.]

*** Released for the 2017 Keep Them Moving release challenge. ***

*** Released for the 2017 Movie release challenge. ***  


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