Convicted and imprisoned because she is unwilling to name her partner in adultery, Hester Prynne is forced to wear a scarlet "A" on the breast of her gown for the rest of her life. This unending public reminder of sin torments her days and haunts her soul. Four people will be destroyed by a complex web of guilt and secrets, unless one of them reveals the truth behind the scarlet letter.
- A God's eye view of humankind
Of course, I had heard of this classic, but I'd never read it. I was surprised by its depth, and its impact on me. This book deals with some very important life points: religion, religious intolerance, apparent guilt and innocence, vs true guilt and innocence. It helped me to look at the human condition the way God must, which seemed both loving and heartbreaking.
The book is very well read.