Sunday, August 18, 2013
Christian Guides to the Classics "Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter" by Leland Ryken
Quick review of a thin little book :) The book "Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter" by Leland Ryken is one of the series of "Christian Guides to the Classics." I want to tell you that I was impressed with this little book/guide! The author guides the reader through the Scarlet Letter chapter by chapter, bringing attention to literary devices, Christian references, symbolism, and practices of the day. For each chapter there are 3 sections: plot summary, commentary, and "for reflection or discussion."
I wish I had read this years ago! What a different look at The Scarlet Letter! It is very thorough and highlights different aspects of the story which could be overlooked. This book/guide could be used by a teacher, a student, a discussion group, or just by someone seeking to better understand this classic piece of literature.
I would definitely recommend this book and I look forward to checking out other books in this series.
Thank you Crossway books for the opportunity to review this book. I received a copy of this book for review purposes. I was not required to write a positive recommendation.
Posted by Sheila at 6:55 PM